I Ranked 7 Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches, and You Probably Already Know Which One Is the Best

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Breakfast of the Stars

If it’s possible for any aspect of the biggest chain in the galaxy to be underrated, it's Starbucks’ breakfast menu. Coffee may be the beating heart, but if you look closely, you'll see that the breakfast menu items — particularly those sandwiches — are the backbone. There's plenty to choose from during a morning visit: fresh bagels, perfectly-sized sous vide egg bites, and pillowy croissants, but the best breakfast at Starbucks is the lineup of breakfast sandwiches.

Which Starbucks sandwiches and wraps should you consider with your morning java? Having only tried two of these in my life, I hit my local Starbucks and grabbed every single one they had. I looked very normal and very cool. Here are seven of the best Starbucks breakfast sandwiches and wraps, ranked.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

Bacon, Gouda, and Egg Sandwich
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Best: Bacon, Gouda, and Egg Sandwich


This is the Starbucks sandwich you thought about when you read the headline, right? I know it is. Everybody knows this. Melty cheddar cheese can be a special thing, but there’s something about the combo of gouda and ciabatta that really brings this sandwich home.

The scrambled eggs on the best Starbuck sandwiches are in a league of their own when it comes to fast food. If it were up to me, I’d swap this bacon for the smokier one from the croissant sandwich, but this is still perfectly wonderful. It's the best breakfast sandwich at Starbucks.

Spinach, Feta, and Egg White Wrap
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2. Spinach, Feta, and Egg White Wrap


This has been a go-to of mine at Starbucks for years. It’s moderately healthier than the other sandwich or wrap options, coming in at less than 300 calories, and the egg whites have all the flavor you need. This is a salt-fat-acid-heat package, thanks to the spinach and sun-dried tomato cream cheese.

Is it the best sandwich at Starbucks? No. But it's pretty damn close.

Bacon, Sausage, and Egg Wrap
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3. Bacon, Sausage, and Egg Wrap


While I am not a fan of the round sausage nuggs in here (a little too grainy for me), this Starbucks wrap is incredibly strong. The thing is a missile, loaded with two types of meat, potatoes, and eggs that honestly feel fluffy. For $6, this is Starbucks' best breakfast when it comes to value.

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Sausage, Cheddar, and Egg Sandwich
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4. Sausage, Cheddar, and Egg Sandwich


This is a lot like a McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin, and I’m not sure if that’s an insult to Starbucks or a compliment to McDonald’s. The sausage in this sandwich is incredibly similar but the texture of the English muffin is spot-on: Doughy, yeasty, and chewy. I really wish our favorite mermaid would make a sandwich with Canadian bacon and really come for McDonald’s breakfast crown. It could easily be the best Starbucks sandwich.

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Turkey Bacon, Cheddar, and Egg White Sandwich
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5. Turkey Bacon, Cheddar, and Egg White Sandwich


Usually the token healthy choice option isn’t this good. I’ve never been somebody who jives with turkey bacon, but if it’s between this thing and one of Stabucks' Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper sous vide egg bite situations, I’m going with this.

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Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, and Egg Sandwich
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6. Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, and Egg Sandwich


This bolder, smokier bacon is undeniably better than the one in Starbucks' gouda sandwich. Unfortunately, this sandwich has come slamming into a wall of personal preference: I’m not a fan of croissants as a sandwich vessel. Never have been. If it’s a good croissant, it’s too flaky; if it’s an odd, cakey consistency like the one used for this sandwich, it’s a bad croissant. There’s no winning. The best sandwiches from Starbucks come on an English muffin.

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Impossible Breakfast Sandwich
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7. Impossible Breakfast Sandwich


What happened here today is probably the best way to sum up an Impossible patty experience. 

When I picked up these sandwiches — not at all looking like a maniac ordering seven Starbucks sandwiches and zero coffee to-go — I forgot that one of these was an Impossible sandwich. After tasting the other sausage sandwich, I couldn’t put my finger on why it was a little better. There was just something about it. Then I saw the Starbucks receipt and remembered.

Here’s what’s good about Impossible: It never crossed my mind that I was eating a meat substitute. The flavor is perfectly acceptable, but when you taste it back-to-back with "real" sausage in a Starbucks sandwich, it doesn’t quite stand up. Not great, but it still fooled me, and that’s about consistent with the Impossible and Beyond experiences in my life. 

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