The Best of Richmond 2015: The Best Biscuit Sandwich

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This year’s award for best biscuit sandwiches goes to: Early Bird Biscuit Company and Bakery.

“I just love how fresh everything is. You can definitely tell they make it homemade,” Ashleigh Padgett said.

“Something about the biscuits and whatever jam they have that day coincide and make this euphoria in your mouth. I mean it’s so good,” said Libby Dalis. “What’s better than a homemade biscuit and a cup of coffee?”

There’s big flavor coming from this tiny bakery tucked away on Lakeside Avenue.

But its small size is all part of the charm of the Early Bird Biscuit Company, which just opened last year and is named after the owner’s favorite childhood book.

“I wanted a quick bite for people. i wanted for them to be able to just pop in and out quickly and eat something good and be on their way,” said owner Tim Laxton.

Mixed in with the scent of freshly baked biscuits — there’s a sense of nostalgia in the shop.

From the scratch recipe that belonged to Tim Laxton’s grandmother, to the rolling pin crafted by his great grandfather in the late 1800s.

“I think that every biscuit we put out is an homage to the people that have come before us to pass knowledge on,” Laxton explained.

Now Laxton is passing on flavors that locals love — going beyond buttermilk — with new flavors like molasses bacon, strawberry fields and bananas foster.

But the Early Bird Biscuit Company isn’t just for breakfast. Richmonders voted it the best place to get a biscuit sandwich. But, the eatery says patrons should try their homemade pimento cheese or Laxton’s fresh take on chicken salad.

“It has a really crisp, fresh granny smith apple, black walnuts and good ole Dukes mayonnaise, keeping it super southern,” he explained.

So if you’re craving a warm, flaky biscuit with homemade jam, or a simple but delicious southern sandwich, you can find plenty of fresh flavors at the Early Bird Biscuit Company.

It’s that time of year again when we team up with Richmond Magazine to feature some of the people, places and businesses that you voted “The Best of Richmond.”

For more of the Best of Richmond 2015 coverage click here.

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