The Bagel Bakery Gainesville

How To Health-ify Your Bagel

Bagels are notoriously known for their carbs, but did you know there are several ways to turn your bagel into a healthy snack?


To start, try our whole wheat bagels! Whole wheat has extra fiber, which will keep you feeling fuller longer. They also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and help redistribute fat, according to this article on Health.


Next, consider what you’re putting on your bagel. Consider putting peanut butter instead of cream cheese. Peanut butter has more protein than other spreads, which makes it a good substitute.


If you’re allergic to peanuts or just aren’t a fan of peanut butter, try avocado. Avocado is full of good vitamins, potassium, fiber and healthy fats. Lox is also something to consider. Lox is smoked salmon, so it is full of protein and goes great with plain cream cheese.


In addition to the spread, consider other toppings you can put on your bagel. Nuts, veggies and fruits are always great toppings!

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What Sets Us Apart

We know some of those larger coffee chains are pretty convenient, but convenient doesn’t always mean better, does it? The answer is No. Here are 22 reasons why we are different (and better) than those big coffee chains:


  • 36 small muffins
  • 60 large muffins
  • 4 strawberry croissants
  • 4 blueberry croissants
  • 12 chocolate croissants
  • 24 butter croissants
  • 4 chocolate scones
  • 4 cinnamon scones
  • 4 blueberry scones
  • 20 asiago bagels
  • 12 cheddar bacon bagels
  • 1,200 other bagels
  • Vegetable soup
  • Chili
  • Clam Chowder
  • 5 gallons of House blend coffee
  • 5 gallons of Cameroon blend coffee
  • 5 galloons of Colombian blend coffee
  • Vanilla nut blend coffee
  • Hazelnut blend coffee
  • Mayan decaf coffee
  • Hazelnut decaf coffee


All of these things are freshly baked, brewed and prepared before the larger coffee chains pull the cellophane off their frozen pastries. If you want fresh, you want the Bagel Bakery.

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9 things you didn’t know about coffee

We wake up to it every morning. We consume way too much of it throughout the day, but what do we really know about coffee? Lets start at the beginning.


It began with dancing goats

A legend has it that the effects of caffeine were first noticed by Ethiopian shepherds after they noticed their goats going wild after they ate coffee berries.


Coffee was a snack before it was a drink

Coffee berries used to be mixed with fat to form little energy balls. We don’t think that’s a bad idea.


Coffee isn’t grown anywhere in the United States…

…except Hawaii. Hawaii grows coffee. Go Hawaii!


King Charles was not a fan

In 1675. King Charles outlawed coffee houses because he thought they were meeting places for people to conspire against him. Not paranoid at all, Charles…


George Washington invented instant coffee

No, not that George Washington. A Belgian man with the same name invented instant coffee in 1906.


There are two main types

There’s Robusta coffee, which is bitterer but has more caffeine, and there’s Arabica, which is more popular and milder. Are you a Robusta or Arabica fan?


Coffee grows on trees

Imagine having to climb 30 feet for your fix. That’s how tall these trees could potentially grow up to! Not to worry though, most of them stay around 10 feet tall to make our lives easier.


Espresso is not a type of coffee itself

Espresso is just the way the coffee is made. To make espresso, you shoot really hot, super pressurized water through finely ground beans. Also, it’s ESpresso not EXpresso.


World War II deserves credit for the phrase “cup of Joe”

Soldiers in WWII (aka G.I. Joes) were seen to be big coffee drinkers, so the phrase “cup of Joe” was born.


The term “Americano” also comes from WWII

America soldiers used to dilute their espresso with hot water to tame the strength of the drink. Now we have Café Americano.


So come to the Bagel Bakery and check out our great freshly brewed coffee.

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Bagel Quiche

People don’t realize how versatile bagels are. You can bake them, toast them, fry them on a skillet or even make them into quiches. Yes, you read that correctly. We said quiches. It’s really simple to do too. Here’s how:


What you’ll need:


  • 1 Bagel Bakery bagel (plain or any flavor that would go with egg)
  • 2 to 3 large eggs
  • Yummy fillings (like cheese or veggies)


What to do:


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and spray a piece of foil with nonstick spray.


  1. Slice the very bottom of the bagel off nice and evenly. You can set this piece aside to eat or use as a topping. Otherwise, just throw it away.


  1. Carefully hollow out the bread inside of the cut bagel using your fingers to pull the bread away from the crust of the bagel.


  1. Set the bagel, cut-side-up on the foil.


  1. Whisk 2 eggs and pour them into the hollowed out bagel.


  1. Place desired filling choices into the egg. If the egg and filling does not fill the bagel completely, you can add another whisked egg on top.


  1. Wrap the bagel up the sides with the foil, but keep the top open to the heat of the oven.


  1. Bake the bagel for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the egg is completely set (this will depend on the size of the bagel and how many eggs you used).


  1. Serve immediately.


Impress your friends and family by bringing these to your next Sunday morning brunch!