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Breakfast Sandwich Battle: Matt's Big Breakfast vs. Liberty Market

Two delicious breakfast sandwiches battle for glory.
Two delicious breakfast sandwiches battle for glory.
Rachel Miller

The breakfast sandwich. Made popular by the fast food industry, perfected and customized in small breakfast joints around the corner from home, this is a morning choice we want on our plate. A meal designed to be eaten on the go, it is that epic melding of eggs, breakfast meat, and bread. For the daily commute, a hangover cure, or a Saturday morning treat, the breakfast sandwich is the best.

For this battle, we are crossing the Valley from downtown Phoenix to Gilbert.

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The full dining room at Matt's Big Breakfast.
The full dining room at Matt's Big Breakfast.
Rachel Miller

In This Corner: Matt's Big Breakfast

The Setup: The lengthy lines have followed Matt's Big Breakfast down the block to their new-ish location. Even at 9:30 a.m. on a summer Wednesday, the place is packed. We opted for take-out, and to our surprise, it took only five minutes, despite a packed dining room.

The Five Spot ($5.95) is two eggs, two sliced of thick-cut bacon, American cheese, and grilled onions on a soft roll. No sides.

Breakfast sandwich from Matt's Big Breakfast.
Breakfast sandwich from Matt's Big Breakfast.
Rachel Miller

The Good: Perfect eggs, thick bacon, melting gooey cheese in a rather beastly sandwich. I really loved the price and thought it was completely reasonable for the size of the sandwich.

The Bad: I wanted something more, some addition to the sandwich to just put it over the top to make it incredible. The onions, and I'm a serious onion lover, didn't really do much for me. They were just there.

 

Liberty Market dining, complete with full coffee bar.
Liberty Market dining, complete with full coffee bar.
Rachel Miller

In This Corner: Liberty Market

The Setup: The former grocery store turned urban bistro with funky bathrooms and a stellar coffee bar queues up lines that wrap out the door. The expert staff is pleasant and incredibly effective at making what could potentially turn disastrous into a seamless and simple process.

Zipping in at 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday, we beat the rush, and after a quick stint at the counter, were quickly tucked into a booth with coffee and waters.

Liberty Market breakfast sandwich with a side of fruit.
Liberty Market breakfast sandwich with a side of fruit.
Rachel Miller

The Breakfast Sandwich ($10) features scrambled egg, American cheese, mortadella, tomato, arugula, caramelized onions and chipotle cream cheese that comes on a ciabatta bun, with a side of fruit or green salad.

The Good: The addition of mortadella is an unusual and interesting twist. What a unique play for a breakfast sandwich that usually includes the standard sausage or bacon. The chipotle cream cheese adds a nice little creamy kick to this sandwich.

The Bad: I'm in love with caramelized onions, but the onions on my sandwich were not very caramelized. Also, the price was a bit steep for a sandwich with a side of fruit. It's not something that we would pick up on a regular basis, due to the high price tag.

 

The Liberty Market breakfast sandwich.
The Liberty Market breakfast sandwich.
Rachel Miller

And the winner is...Liberty Market! This was a really close race, as both sandwiches were plate-lickingly worthy, however Liberty Market's sandwich delighted with some interesting twists.

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230 N. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

480-892-1900

www.libertymarket.com


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