The morning commute can be a hassle: You rush to make the train and forget to eat the most important meal of the day. Thankfully, some of the county’s Metro-North stations are conveniently located near some of our favorite on-the-go breakfast options. Whether you’re looking to shake up your morning routine or simply forgot to grab some breakfast on your way to work, here are five portable starts to the day that will keep you full until your lunch break.
5 S Astor St, Irvington; 914.231.7779
This quaint, gourmet café, a short, 3-minute walk from the Irvington station, serves cookies for breakfast. The 100% organic, nutrient-rich breakfast cookies are packed with oats, raisins, coconut, almonds, mango, and papaya, and will keep you satisfied well past your arrival at Grand Central.
1 Station Plz, Chappaqua; 914.861.8001
At this combination café and marketplace, you can pick up a container of gluten-free overnight oats for the train ride, made with almond milk, peanut butter, chia seeds, and a touch of pure maple syrup. Bonus: it’s dairy-free and vegan.
96 Purchase St, Rye; 914.709.4229
Located next to the Rye Metro-North station, Granola Bar’s breakfast burrito is a portable, protein-packed combo of scrambled eggs, quinoa, black beans, avocado, American cheese and charred chipotle salsa, held together by a grilled vegan whole-wheat wrap. Have dietary restrictions? The burrito can be modified or ordered as a bowl, instead.
Photo courtesy of Granola Bar
619 Halstead Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.698.4998
This meaty, flavorful sandwich might be more than you can finish during the short commute from Mamroneck to NYC. It’s a hearty wedge stacked with three eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, and melted cheese (add hash browns for extra crunch).
Photo courtesy of Anthony’s Delicatessen
62 Depot Pl, Scarsdale; 914.472.9646
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this açai bowl containing banana, cacao, and vegan chocolate chips. It’s topped with granola, even more vegan chocolate chips, and a chocolate chip cookie crumble.
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