Been staying in New York for several months, living like a local and taking in all the good stuff it has to offer. I love the manic tone of the city and one has to adapt to the beat there. If one must eat and run, then my own humble favourite for that mood is the fried egg sandwich I got at Bite. Bite is a tucked away, little nook on 14th Street. Nothing much to see on the outside, or the inside for that matter, but the calibre of their fried egg sandwich (and their coffee) is second to none. If you are vegetarian - and I lean heavily in that direction - it is a must.
Super start to the day: Cappuccino and fried egg sandwich at Bite Cafe.