What Bagel Matches Your Favorite TV Show

Your favorite TV show says a lot about who you are. It reveals whether you’re into adventures, living in the past or learning about current events or watching celebrities live their lives. Aside from this, your favorite TV show can also reveal the type of Bagel Bakery bagel you most enjoy.

If your favorite show consists of a classic like the Golden Girls or The Brady Bunch or Friends, then plain bagels are perfect for you. Just like your favorite TV show, you can never go wrong with a plain bagel, because you can pair them with just about anything and you will never get sick of them.

If you enjoy suspenseful shows such as Scandal, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, then you would most likely really enjoy a Jalapeño/Cheddar bagel from the Bagel Bakery. Jalapeño bagels are spicy, cheesy and full of flavor. Similar to suspenseful shows, these bagels are full of excitement.

For the Food Network lovers out there, Sun-dried tomato bagels from the Bagel Bakery are the perfect treat to pair with a good episode of Chopped. Sun-dried tomato bagels are light and flavorful, but fancy-tasting enough to make you feel connected to the gourmet food that is being prepared on the screen in front of you.

Everything bagels from the Bagel Bakery are the ideal snack for those of us that find joy in watching the news. News shows, such as Good Morning America provide viewers with a little bit of everything – from weather to current events to pop culture news. Similarly, Everything bagels provide our customers with a little taste of everything so that they don’t have to choose only one flavor.

Best Bagel Shops in Each State

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Americans love bagels, and of course, so do we! But we know that we aren’t the only bagel shop in the country. In fact, there are thousands of bagel shops spread across these United States. Take a virtual road trip with us to explore the best bagel shops (based on careful research)  in each state, in case you find yourself away from the Bagel Bakery and craving deliciousness that comes close to (but doesn’t quite match) ours:

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We would love to hear your thoughts on any of the bagel shops you have visited outside of Florida. WE already know where the best Florida bagels can be found!

 

Get Excited for Bagels at Your Front Door!

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Did you have a long night and are too lazy to get up for breakfast in the morning? Are you throwing an office party but don’t have time to pick up food? Do you want to surprise your loved ones with a delicious lunch delivered straight to them? Luckily, The Bagel Bakery and Bite Squad have the perfect solution for you!

Bite Squad is a food delivery service that has recently partnered with the Bagel Bakery, so that you can crave your bagels and eat them too… wherever you want!

Through Bite Squad, you can now order anything off of the bagel Bakery’s menu and have it delivered straight to your door with only the press of a few buttons through the app and one small delivery fee.

Not sure if you have the tech skills to get you through ordering from Bite Squad? Don’t Worry! We’ve broken down the steps for you!

Step 1: Go to https://www.bitesquad.com/food/bagel-bakery/12946

Step 2: Click on the Bagel Bakery

Step 3: Look through our menu and select the meal that makes you want to sit by the window and wait for the delivery person with great excitement

Step 4: Press “Checkout,” fill in all of the necessary information

Step 5: Press, “ Place Your Order”

Step 6: Do a happy dance because you ordered food from the Bagel Bakery!

Step 7: Enjoy with loved ones and repeat the next day!

We are so excited to have shared the exciting news about our partnership with Bite Squad, but also cannot wait for the next time you dine-in and feel the unique Bagel Bakery experience!

The Bagel Bakery Has Your Low-Carb Alternatives

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New Year’s resolutions are often boring, and difficult to stick with. But, if your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier and cut down on carbs, we have an exciting and delicious breakfast alternative for you! Here at the Bagel Bakery, we offer the Eggl Bagel – one of our most popular menu items. But for an innovative twist to our traditional Eggl Bagel, order it without the bagel. A bagel-less Eggl Bagel can include your choice of meat, veggies or both, scrambled with eggs and all topped with your choice of cheese… THAT’S IT! This combination is not only delicious, but also full of protein, which will help give you the energy to have a productive day!

Here is an example of the nutrition you will receive from a bagel-less Eggl Bagel:

  • Two scrambled eggs
    • 150 calories
    • 12 grams of protein
    • 2 grams of carbs
  • One slice of Cheddar Cheese
    • 100 calories
    • 7 grams of protein
    • 0 grams of carbs
  • Sliced ham
    • 34 calories
    • 4 grams of protein
    • 5 grams of carbs
  • Total
    • 284 calories
    • 23 grams of protein
    • 5 grams of carbs
    • Very happy and healthy you!

No matter what combination of meats, veggies and cheese you choose, the nutritional facts differ only slightly, but the amount of carbs will remain low.

In terms of low-carb options, the Bagel Bakery also offers delicious salads, which help you get your daily serving of vegetables, and leave you feeling refreshed, and completely satisfied!

With these delicious and healthy options from the Bagel Bakery, you will never dread low-carb eating again. So while we always want you to come in for our fresh-made, delicious bagels, you can use either of these alternatives – a bagel-less eggl bagel or a salad to lower your carb intake and maintain your resolutions!

Christmas Cream Cheese

Here at the Bagel Bakery, we’ve definitely been feeling the holiday spirit, and we thought you would like some of it, too! We’ve found a great cream cheese addition to your classic bagel and coffee duo, thanks to Today’s Creative Life. Gingerbread cookies are one of our favorite part of the holiday season, so what could be better than a gingerbread flavored cream cheese? Paired with your favorite bagel, this cream cheese is such a treat you may want to consider leaving it out for Santa.

Ingredients

package of cream cheese (8oz), softened
1  tsp brown sugar
2  tsp cinnamon
2  tablespoons molasses
1  tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves

Instructions

1. Soften the cream cheese by taking it out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior.
2. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth and well blended.
3. Chill before use.
4. Spread it on your favorite bagel from the Bagel Bakery.
5. 
Store cream cheese in an airtight container.

Give the Gift of Bagels…or Coffee

 

There’s no better way to tell someone you love them than by paying for their morning breakfast. Christmas is coming up fast, and you don’t want to be scrambling for gifts at the last minute. That’s why gift cards from the Bagel Bakery of Gainesville are perfect for everyone, including family, friends and even coworkers.

At $5 each, there’s no reason to leave anyone empty handed this holiday season, so the solution is simple! Spreading holiday cheer has never been easier, so stop by the shop and we’ll help get your Christmas to-do list done.

The Health Benefits of Coffee

 

Coffee is an age-old drink that most people consume to gain a much needed energy boost in the morning and throughout the day. It’s even rumored that simply smelling coffee makes people feel better. However, regardless of the caffeine, the bioactive compounds of coffee are what make it so healthy. Drinking coffee in moderation has proved its importance with its seemingly endless links to health benefits.

Moderate coffee consumption (two to three cups per day) has been linked with longer lifespan. In fact, a November 2015 study in Circulate found that coffee consumption was associated with an 8% to 15% reduction in the risk of death (with larger reductions among those with higher coffee consumption).

Other studies have found that coffee drinkers may have reduced risk of:

  • Cardiovascular disease (including heart attack, heart failure, and stroke)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Uterine and Liver cancer
  • Cirrhosis
  • Gout
  • Depression
  • Alzheimers

So, what are you waiting for? Come on down to the Bagel Bakery to learn about our specialty coffees roasted on site and reap the benefits of an amazing cup of joe.

A Healthy Breakfast

Your mother was right: breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance.

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast, like a bagel from the Bagel Bakery, can help give you:

  • A more nutritionally complete diet that is higher in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

Especially when topped with eggs, tomatoes, avocados, or peanut butter, you can make your morning meal even more fiberful and gain some valuable protein.

  • Improved concentration and performance in the classroom or boardroom.

We know how important your daily life is, so there’s no need to take on the day with an empty stomach. It’s significantly easier to get your creative ideas flowing when you’ve had a filling breakfast!

  • More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity.

Carbohydrates found in bagels are great at creating long lasting energy, making it a wonderful choice for someone needing energy for the entire day.

  • Lower cholesterol levels.

With a plain bagel weighing in at zero milligrams of cholesterol, bagels prove they’re a heart healthy breakfast choice – and great tasting, too!

With all of the incredible health benefits a bagel has to offer, why not start including it into your morning routine? Meet someone at the shop to see all that we have to offer, and pick out your new healthy breakfast option.

Making the Best of Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and your fridge is full of the classic holiday offerings such as turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing. But before you wake up in the dark for your Black Friday shopping, you’ll need the necessary fuel to find those awesome deals.

Luckily for you, we’ve found the perfect breakfast that utilizes your favorite leftover items. And this recipe will come in close competition to your actual Thanksgiving meal!

Ingredients

1 Bagel Bakery plain bagel, toasted
½ cup mixed greens
½ cup leftover stuffing
¼ pound roasted turkey, sliced
½ cup cranberry sauce

Directions

1. Place mixed greens on bottom half of toasted bagel.

2. Top with leftover stuffing, turkey slices and cranberry sauce.

3. Sandwich together with other bagel half and serve.

Bagels International

Enjoying a bagel toasted to perfection is one of our favorite ways to begin our day. But, have you ever wondered if other countries’ bagels look like America’s, or does each country have its own twist on this amazing breakfast? The answer is yes! While we all know the best bagels come from the Bagel Bakery, followed by New York, here are some examples from other countries.

Although New York City is one of the world’s epicenters for great bagels, it certainly is not the only one.

Canada

Compared to an American bagel, a Montreal-Style bagel will be much smaller and denser. They will also be boiled in water containing honey, making the bagel significantly sweeter.

Finland

The word “bagel” in Finnish directly translates to “water ring,” showing us that they too boil their bagels before baking them. The main difference between bagels from America and Finland is that Finland’s have larger holes in the middle, making their ring a bit skinnier in comparison.

Israel

Jerusalem bagels will typically always be topped with sesame seeds, and are not boiled before baking. The best way to eat these bagels is by topping them with za’atar, a common name for a collection of Middle Eastern herbs such as origanum, thymus and satureja.

Japan

Infusing green tea into popular dishes is a common occurrence in Japanese culture, and their bagels are no exception. A Green Tea bagel from Japan will look similar in size and shape compared to an American bagel, but will have a distinctly different green coloring to them.

Russia

Russians have a few different versions of ring-shaped breads popular in their country. Sushki, specifically, are classified as a dessert and best paired with a cup of tea. Additionally, Sushki are mildly sweet and only about a fourth of the size of an American bagel.