12/30/2010 12:36 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hangover Helpers: NYC's Best Breakfast Sandwiches

Chances are, come Saturday you're going to have one hell of a hangover. Yes, you can take some aspirin or go back to bed, but this New Year's Day, we suggest you eat the pain away -- by getting your hands on one of the best breakfast sandwiches in town. Plenty of local eateries are elevating the humble morning hero, once the domain of fast-food outlets and corner delis, with unusual ingredients and tasty combinations. In doing so, they've created the perfect morning-after-the-night-before dish -- something salty, savory and sometimes sweet, with protein and carbs (and a little bit of grease). These five sensational sammies are well worth getting out of bed for in 2011.