Let’s Celebrate Coffee

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Why are we so excited it’s finally September? September 29th is National Coffee Day. What better way to celebrate than to enjoy a cup of joe at the Bagel Bakery all month long.

 

Our coffee isn’t just any brand – it’s Rembrant Coffee, owned by Bagel Bakery owner Ken Rembert. An average cup of Rembrant coffee uses about 70 roasted beans grown in Guatemala. Not only is our coffee delicious, but also you can drink it with a clean conscious. Ken makes an effort to improve the lives of the people in Guatemala who handle his product. Every year Ken travels to some of his coffee farms, helps fit eyeglasses and put water filters in some of the homes.

 

Coffee deserves to be celebrated. Take one sip of our coffee and you’ll know why we’re so proud of our Rembrant brand.

Back to School with Bagels

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As the long summer days are coming to a close, we welcome a new season: back to school. And when we’re back to school, we know it’s back to busy. Let the Bagel Bakery make your transition a little easier.

 

Our Bag O Bagels is a great way to make for a quick, easy breakfast for hectic mornings. Simply pop in the toaster, and spread with cream cheese, or even peanut butter and banana slices for protein boost.

 

For all of you University of Florida or Santa Fe students, the Bagel Bakery is a great place to do homework or work on group projects together. Studying is infinitely more fun with a delicious bagel. Or, take a study break, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. You deserve it!

Bagel Quest

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Last week, our owner Ken went on a journey to New York City in search of the

perfect bagel. As we’ve mentioned in our past blog post, NYC is known for its out-of-

this-world bagels, and it is the breakfast staple of a busy lifestyle. Ken searched high

and low for this elusive perfect bagel, from bagel shop to bagel shop.

 

It wasn’t until he returned home that he discovered – the best bagel is at the humble

Bagel Bakery. Calling all New Yorkers — come see for yourself! You can’t beat a Bagel

Bakery Bagel.

Classic New York Bagel

 

You may be stuck in Florida all summer, but you can always take a vacation with your taste buds. New York City is famous for its bagels with lox. Here’s how to make it at home.

 

You will need:

  • 1 Bagel Bakery bagel
  • 1 tablespoon plain Bagel Bakery cream cheese
  • 1 slice smoked salmon
  • A handful of chopped dill

 

Slice the Bagel Bakery bagel in half. Toast until desired crispiness. Spread the cream cheese and top with salmon and dill. Enjoy! Don’t waste your money on a plane ticket when you can enjoy the taste of the Big Apple at home.

Bagel Bakery: A Place For Everyone

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The sociologist Ray Oldenburg was the first to mention the “third place.” There is a first place for home and a second place for work. But, the third place is somewhere for the public to relax, meet friends and unwind.

The third place could be many different places to different people. But we want the Bagel Bakery to be your third place. With our friendly staff, warm coffee and relaxing seating, we want to be the place that you go to let your guard down and enjoy life.

Next time you want to bond with your kids, have a client meeting or even just enjoy a good book, come to the Bagel Bakery. We make bagels and friends, plus, a fun environment for your third place.

Benefits of Coffee

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For many, a morning cup of coffee is what they look forward to every morning. Plus, besides being delicious and comforting, coffee has many other benefits:

 

  • According to a study at the University of Florida, coffee may reduce the risk of Dementia.
  • Lowers the risk of oral cancers by half
  • Increases metabolic rate
  • Lowers the risk of stroke in older women by 20%
  • According to a study by the AARP, coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and infection.

 

Don’t settle for any cup of joe. At the Bagel Bakery, our coffee is not only healthy, but also delicious. We roast our own coffee on site at least two times per week. Treat yourself to one of our fresh cups of coffee – your taste buds and health will thank you.

Red, White and Bagel

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The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our freedom with friends, family and why not bagels? Sure, most people think of hotdogs and watermelon for the holiday fare. But, here’s a festive recipe to show your American pride.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Blueberry Bagel Bakery bagels
  • Bagel Bakery cream cheese
  • Additional fresh strawberries or blueberries

 

First, toast your bagels to your liking. Then, spread the cream cheese and sprinkle with blueberries and strawberries for a delicious and festive red, white and blue treat! This is a perfect recipe for kids (and adults, too!) Here at the Bagel Bakery, we hope everyone has a fun, safe and relaxing Fourth of July.

Bagel Spotlight: Sesame

Sesame bagels are delicate and simple with an added nutty crunch. They are versatile, complementing various cream cheese flavors. We all know our Bagel Bakery sesame bagels are delicious. But, did you know that sesame seeds have health benefits, too?

 

These tiny seeds are rich in minerals such as copper, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous and selenium. These minerals offer health benefits including: vascular support, respiratory health and even migraine relief. The high zinc content of the sesame seed also helps with bone density, preventing issues such as osteoporosis.

 

Nourish your body and your taste buds with our delicious sesame bagels. With so many reasons to love a sesame bagel, why not come in the Bagel Bakery today and see for yourself?

Bagel Spotlight: Wheat

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The temperature is rising. And don’t even get us started about the humidity. It’s time to bring out those shorts and bathing suits. But, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your bagel addiction. Get your carbs in a more nutritious way by enjoying our wheat bagel.

 

Our wheat bagel is a healthier way to get energy that will last your most fun-filled summer days. Healthy doesn’t have to be less delicious. Our wheat bagels are chewy, fresh and satisfying. Get some of your greens in by topping your wheat bagel with our yummy spinach & artichoke cream cheese. If you prefer a simpler bagel, order our light cream cheese for creaminess (minus the guilt).

 

Come in and try out wheat bagel, and experience for yourself the joy of nutritious, not to mention delicious, healthier eating.

S’more Bagel Recipe

It’s officially June, which means it’s finally summertime. The summer brings many childhood memories by a campfire. Make this s’more bagel recipe for a breakfast or treat that conjures campfire memories without the pesky mosquitos.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bagel Bakery plain bagel
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Nutella
  • Hand full of mini marshmallows
  • Graham cracker crumbs

 

To make:

 

  1. Toast the Bagel Bakery bagel in toaster oven until desired crispiness.
  2. Spread the Nutella on both open sides of the bagel.
  3. Top the bagel with the mini marshmallows and broil on low until you achieve a golden brown color to the marshmallows.
  4. Finally, top with graham cracker crumbs and enjoy.

 

Who says you need to step outside the comfort of your home to enjoy s’mores? Kids and adults alike will love this recipe. Stop by the Bagel Bakery to pick up some fresh bagels, and get cookin’!