Friday, March 27, 2009

Favorite Things Friday - Bagels

This Friday I'm going to share my love of bagels with you all! Ever since I was a really young girl I've always loved bagels. I would only eat plain bagels until the age of 19 when I was working at Cool Beans (the coffee shop on campus at Holy Cross) and I needed to eat breakfast. They had all sorts of bagels but no plain that is the day I became an adventurous bagel eater. Now I like poppy bagels, marbe bagels, cinnamon raisan bagels, wheat bagels, and my two favorites are the Everything Bagel and the Onion Bagel!

When I lived in Boston I was a Brueggers girl. There bagels were small (and probably healthier for us for that) but they were by far the best in Boston (IMHO). My favorite bagels from my hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey come from Bagelicious Bagels on Broad Street in town. They are hands down the best bagels I've ever eaten in my life! If you ever roll through Ridgewood check them out.

Moving to NYC the bagel mecca of the US I was psyched to find the perfect bagel. The two that stand out the most to me are: Smilers (across the street from my office) they have a damn good bagel for a deli and Pick-a-bagel a true New York Classic I'm told! The one that I have yet to try is Esse bagel - maybe I'll give it a go this weekend.

Regardless, bagels are the perfect comfort food breakfast, unfortunately you can't eat to many of them a week because they're not great for the waistline. They're a special treat!

Post in Comments:

Do you have a favorite bagel?

Do you have a favorite bagel place?

If you live in NYC, what's your favorite bagel place in the city?

1 comment:

shi said...

You really can't beat New Jersey bagels, I think...