Happy National Relaxation Day!!!

Happy National Relaxation Day! Come celebrate with all of us at the Bagel Bakery!

Today, August 15th, is National Relaxation Day! While it may not be so easy to celebrate this holiday the way you would like to since it is in the middle of the week, there are still options for you!

First and foremost, start your day off with the Bagel Bakery! Come on in, grab a bagel and a cup of freshly brewed coffee and take a moment to just…. RELAX! And then, while you’re at work or school, put yourself in the place where you are most relaxed, maybe the beach, or on a hike, or the Bagel Bakery!

During lunch, come back to see us! Grab your favorite sandwich, and maybe even a second cup of coffee, check your tweets and texts and store all of the stressful stuff in the back of your mind! There’s nothing better than eating your favorite food with a clear mind and good company (the Bagel Bakery staff!).

Finally, after your day is complete, you have the rest of the evening to just relax with your family and do whatever you want, even if that involves doing nothing at all!

Once again, Happy Relaxation Day from all of us at the Bagel Bakery! We can’t wait to celebrate with you.


August Menu Item Spotlight

August Menu Item Spotlight- Gator Club

School is right around the corner, which means more and more Gators are coming back to Gainesville from vacation, or study abroad or visiting home. What better way to welcome yourself back to The Swamp than by coming to the Bagel Bakery and ordering our Gator Club.

This Menu Item Spotlight is definitely a fan favorite, full of mouth-watering roasted turkey, deliciously fresh ham, lettuce, tomato and your favorite slice of cheese, all on your choice of bagel or focaccia bread.  For just under $8, you get a delicious meal, and the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beginning of another great school year.

Stop by the Bagel Bakery today, bring your closest friends and family and talk about what a great summer you had, and what a great school year lies ahead over a Gator Club!


Back to School Brunch

Back to school brunch ideas

School is just around the corner, and there is no better way to kiss the summer goodbye than with a home-cooked brunch for all of your family and friends! We here at the Bagel Bakery love entertaining guests with food and good company, so we’d love to be a part of the fun and give you some ides that will make your brunch one to remember and leave you doing minimal preparations!

First, for an easy appetizer to hold your guests over, serve coffee from the Bagel Bakery, paired with some of our delicious muffins! Your guests will go crazy for any of our chewy and sweet and delicious muffins!

For the actual meal, here are three recipe ideas that are sure to please everyone!

  1. Bagel French Toast: Order one (or more) bags o’ bagels from the Bagel Bakery, cut them horizontally to make four slices out of one bagel, and use them in your favorite French toast recipe. Top with your favorite fruits, syrup and some whipped cream and the rest is history!!
  2. Bagel Egg Sandwiches: Start off by scrambling some eggs, and frying some bacon and then put it to the side for a few minutes. Then, grab another bag o’ bagels from the Bagel Bakery, slice them in half and line the bottom half of about six bagels on a baking pan. Lightly coat each bagel with butter, and then pile them high with the scrambled eggs, bacon and your choice of cheese. Next, cover each bagel with its top half, and bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and the bagel is toasted. Finally, once they are out of the oven, separate them and serve to your guests! This is a sandwich that you’ll love to make because it is easy, fast and delicious!
  3. Bagel Quiche: Time to use yet another Bag o’ Bagels from the Bagel Bakery. Slice only the very top of the bagel off horizontally, and then hollow out the insides. Fill the bagels with your favorite quiche recipe, bake them and then serve to your guests!

With these three quick and easy recipes, you will officially be deemed Brunch Royalty! We at the Bagel Bakery can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

July Menu Item Spotlight!

Italian Turkey sandwich that will make you feel like you’re in Italy

Do you wish you were in Italy, taking a gondola ride with your family and eating tons of gelato and pasta? Well the Bagel Bakery can’t take you to Italy, but we can sell you an Italian Turkey sandwich that will make you feel like you’re in Italy if you close your eyes and play Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore” in the background.

Our Italian Turkey sandwich features roasted Michigan Turkey breast, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and perfect pesto sauce; that’s truly amorè! There is nothing quite as delicious as fresh focaccia bread, slathered with pesto and filled with such refreshing ingredients. This really is one of our favorite menu items!

Stop by the Bagel Bakery today, order our Italian Turkey and be transported to that gondola instantly!


How The Bagel Bakery Can Help You Live Longer

Bagel Bakery coffees

After reading the title of this post, you may be asking yourself, how on Earth can a bagel shop (albeit the best bagel shop) have the power to help me live longer? Well, the Bagel Bakery itself will not help you live longer unless you take into account the happiness we bring you. Coffee, which we make and sell in store, however, has been scientifically proven to lower a person’s risk of death by over ten years.

The study was conducted on almost 500,000 British adults and revealed an extended lifespan of those who drink at least eight cups O’ Joe each day. That sounds intense, but it just means you’ll be spending more time at the Bagel Bakery to get all eight cups! The best part of this whole study is that not only did this study show that the coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death than the abstainers, but it also showed that their lower risk of death coincided with a lower risk of cancer and heart disease. The researchers have not yet been able to pinpoint exactly how it reduces the risk of death, but hey, we’re not complaining! We’ll take any excuse to drink more coffee!

Stop by today to get your eight cups of freshly brewed coffee and live a healthy life with your friends at the Bagel Bakery!

The Bagel Bakery Loves Celebrating Independence Day, Too!

Happy Independence Day, Everyone! This year, let the Bagel Bakery be a part of your 4th of July festivities, too!!

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Yes, we’re aware that the 4th of July is exclusive to hot dogs, hamburgers and any other cookout food, but that doesn’t mean bagels can’t be a part of the fun! Here are three ways the Bagel Bakery can be of service to you and your guests, even at the most serious cookout:

  1. Use bagels as hamburger buns- unlike the traditional hamburger bun, bagels come in a variety of flavors, such as asiago cheese, onion and everything, which would all complement a juicy burger perfectly. Plus, if you get a variety of different flavors, each of your guests can choose exactly what they want and won’t have to settle!
  2. Use our cream cheese to make your appetizer dip- A lot of cookout hosts these days offer a variety of finger foods in the beginning to hold their guests over, and a lot of times, some sort of dip is included in this. Guess what the number one ingredient in any savory dip is? CREAM CHEESE!! And who sells the best home made cream cheese? THE BAGEL BAKERY!! We would love to be included in the appetizer party within the party!
  3. Order Bagel Bakery Catering- As a complement to your hamburgers and hot dogs, serve your guests any variety of our refreshing and delicious sandwiches and wraps. They are the perfect finger food that will leave your guests satisfied while they are walking around the party talking and enjoying the festivities.

So, after you’ve shopped for the traditional cookout food, stop by the Bagel Bakery and pick up something that will change the 4th of July cookout game forever!


Tuna Melt for the WIN!

the tuna melt

Our friendly and hardworking employee, Clemens, loves to connect with the sea through his favorite menu item! Clemens absolutely loves to indulge in a tuna melt from the Bagel Bakery whenever he gets the chance. “It’s so fresh and creamy and full of flavor; how could anyone not love it?” Clemens said.

A tuna melt from the Bagel Bakery includes our fresh, homemade tuna salad and your favorite veggies on top of your choice of bagel or our sun-dried tomato focaccia bread, all covered in cheese and toasted to perfection.

We can’t think of anything more fitting for summer than the tuna melt! You can take it with you to the beach, or while you kayak or on a hike! We just wouldn’t recommend this as your choice snack while you’re fishing. It might scare the fish away.

Stop by the Bagel Bakery today with just $7.89 in hand and order the tuna melt for yourself to see what Clemens is talking about!

June Menu Item Spotlight

, our June Menu Item Spotlight can help beat the heat!

What better way to celebrate summer and fight the Florida heat than with a Garden Veggie Sandwich from the Bagel Bakery? We couldn’t think of a better way, which is exactly why we’ve made it our June Menu Item Spotlight.

The Garden Veggie Sandwich allows you to choose any combination of veggies, paired with your choice of regular hummus, spicy hummus, tzaziki sauce or garden vegetable cream cheese, all on your choice of bread.

This signature sandwich from the Bagel Bakery is so flavorful, rich in protein and nutrients, and a sure way to cool you down while satisfying your summer cravings.

There is absolutely no better complement to your family pool day, or your summertime family picnic, or even your lunch break from work with your kids while they’re home for the summer, than the Garden Veggie Sandwich.

Come to our restaurant today, with just $6.69 in your hand and see what our hype is about!

Take the Bagel Bakery to the Beach

The Bagel Bakery is the perfect spot for you to pick up a beach-day treat for you and your entire family to enjoy

Imagine this: the sun is out, the sky is blue, the seagulls are chirping and the waves are splashing against the shore. You and your family are sitting back and relaxing on the sand, listening to your favorite tunes and reading your favorite novel. It is the perfect summer beach day, but there is only one thing missing: a refreshing yet filling snack. You’re in luck because we at the Bagel Bakery have multiple options to satisfy your summer cravings.

  1. Salads from our salad bar/fruit salad- there is nothing quite as refreshing as a nice cup or bowl of salad or fruit salad on a hot day. The crunch of lettuce and the taste of juicy vegetables, paired with protein-rich, savory and delicious toppings is the perfect compliment to a day at the beach. For less than $7 each, you can get yourself either a small or large bowl to fill with your favorite salad combination, or a fruit salad bowl to satisfy your sweet tooth while also cooling yourself down.
  2. Our Turbulent Tuna Wrap- This wrap from the Bagel Bakery, paired with a crisp and cold drink, is light, refreshing and the perfect beach-day lunch. This meal will keep you full and satisfied, help you beat the heat, and give you energy to win that last race with your brother or play that second volleyball game with your friends. But, if you choose this option, beware of the jealous seagulls!!
  3. Our Californian Sandwich- This sandwich includes black label turkey breast, Swiss cheese, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, lettuce and tomato. These ingredients are the perfect combination of creamy, salty, juicy and cool. Just like its namesake, the Golden State, the Californian Sandwich is a beach bum’s favorite!

Don’t forget to stop by the Bagel Bakery on your way to your next beach day and grab a refreshing and delicious snack for you and the whole family to enjoy!

Happy Best Friends Day From us at the Bagel Bakery

Happy Best Friends Day From us at the Bagel Bakery

Today, Friday, June 8, is National Best Friends Day, and of all of the holidays we celebrate throughout the year, this is definitely one of the most special to us. We love Best Friends Day, simply because we have so many best friends: ALL OF YOU!

All of us at the Bagel Bakery genuinely consider each and every one of our customers some of our very best friends. We always look forward to waking up every morning and hearing about our customers’ days, memorize their favorite orders, listen to their exciting stories and give them advice about the best things to order from our menu. We wouldn’t be where we are without you, our customers, and for that we are extremely appreciative. We have created an amazing little community of friends within our restaurant, which is one of our favorite aspects of the job.

Thank you to all of our customers for being our best friends and for making days like today that much more special. Happy Best Friends Day from us at the Bagel Bakery.