Sunday, October 21, 2012

Breakfast on US West Coast trip

Morning y'all.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  On a lazy weekend, I think the most important meal of the day is breakfast.  Weekends are the only time that I get to diverge from my milk and cereal routine, and it's time to let my inner chef out and have some fun.

I have already shared my take on lunches on the road while on the US West Coast, so fittingly for a weekend, I I going to share my brekky experiences.  You have already seen the Dennys pancake stack, but there were plenty of other things that I tried for brekky.

One of our first brekkies in downtown LA was at the Yorkshire Grill (610 W. 6th St., Los Angeles).  If you are looking for a hearty eggs and bacon breakfast in downtown LA, you can't go wrong with this old-fasioned diner style establishment. At the top of this post is my room mate's breakfast of eggs benedict, complete with potatoes ($8.95).  She loved it, although I have to say its richness makes me feel a little queasy. 

I went for the Sunrise Sandwich ($5.95):

Ham, egg and cheese on toast.  It was pretty good. 

The Yorkshire Grill can be a little hard to find among all the skyscrapers, so here's what it looks like:

On the morning that my room mate and I skedaddled to Disneyland, it was breakfast on the go at Union Station, LA.  I bought my breakfast from Famima!!, a convenience store chain which is all over the place in LA.  (Tip - it is a great place to buy cheap bananas on the go, 3 for $1.)  For breakfast, I selected a peach non-fat yoghurt: 

and a delicious bowl of fruit salad:

Then it was off to Anaheim and Disneyland, where fittingly, you can ride in a breakfast essential, a tea cup:

After a couple of Dennys pancake breakfasts in Arizona, it was on to Las Vegas, where I tried McDonalds Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal:

This was cheap and delicious, and one of my favourite breakfasts.  I also liked the ad featuring  a lady who was going to blog about her oatmeal with fruit.  McDonalds in Australia does not sell oatmeal, which is kind of disappointing, because I am never going to eat a bacon and egg McMuffin as a breakfast of choice - ever. Another bonus about McDonalds is that it has free wi-fi - yeah!

Eventually we ended up back in downtown LA, and I again sought out a chain that I would never go to for breakfast in Oz -Starbucks.  There, I bought their peach raspberry yoghurt granola and a passionfruit raspberry iced tea lemonade:

This combination was light and delicious - a perfect way to start the day.  Starbucks in Australia does not sell these things (as far as I know).

I hope that you are sitting back and enjoying a leisurely weekend breakfast yourself.  Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

You know, I've never actually had eggs Benedict.

Not Quite Nigella said...

What great starts to the day. I always find American sandwiches so enormous-in a good way! :P

Kari said...

I am definitely more into your latter few breakfasts than the first cooked one - and they look great! I like the Starbucks options, definitely not things I've seen here.

Kayte said...

Always love these posts on your take of American food...I learn a lot and I'm American! Those eggs and that sandwich are HUGE...almost breakfast and lunch in one sitting! The yogurt on the go is definitely me...and I love that brand. Fun to think of you at these places and enjoying Disneyland. Nice post.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Your Famima!! breakfast looks like what I eat on our holidays! Hubby would be getting the eggs Benedict :)

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

I love how american breakfasts are so massive, I am jealous ;)
Have fun!

Choc Chip Uru

Unknown said...

I am so happy to have met you on your west coast trip!
This morning I treated myself to a piece of apple strudel for breakfast, wow-it was really filling and I didn't eat lunch until almost 3pm....but I just love a filling breakfast;-)

Cakelaw said...

Hi Patty - likewise! I am so glad that the itinerary Gods were smiling so that we could meet.

Elaine said...

It seems really difficult sometimes to find healthy food for breakfasts here in the U.S. I am glad you found a few places along the way with breakfasts that you enjoyed.