Stay in Your PJ’s for This Cup of Coffee!

With each morning getting a bit colder, it seems increasingly more difficult to get out of bed each morning. Knowing how warm and comfy your bed is compared to the low temperatures outside makes your heart break a little each time you have to leave. Sometimes, you even consider using one of your precious sick days to play hooky by staying in bed all day binge watching your favorite show. We get it, especially for those mornings where you only possess enough energy to get up and make a cup of coffee.

If that’s the case, why not make sure your first cup coffee in the morning is fresh and high quality? The best way to do this is by stocking up on a pound of beans from The Bagel Bakery. By buying our Rembrandt Coffee in bulk, you can stay in your pajamas while sipping on an amazing cup of joe.

Our coffee is grown by family owned farms in Guatemala, where we personally import from and visit each year. Now when you roll out of bed in the morning, you can know your coffee is fresh tasting and benefiting families in Guatemala, so it’s a win-win!

Why does a bagel have a hole in the middle?

I’ve had a lot of guests at the Bagel Bakery ask me, “Why does a bagel have a hole in the middle?” They wonder if the hole has an actual purpose, or if it is just one of those things that’s there for no reason.

From creating a career out of making bagels, I’ve learned it’s actually a combination of a few different things. The hole in the middle of the bagel allows it to have a larger surface area, making it easier to consistently cook the bagel all the way through. This is important because bagel dough can be incredibly thick, which would make it difficult to know if the center was cooked completely if the hole was not there.

Also, this larger surface area allows the bagel to have even more of the chewy crust that we all love so much. We create our signature crust by boiling the bagel for 30-60 seconds before baking it, because if there’s no boil, there’s no real bagel. The outside crust is one of the most defining, and amazing attributes of a bagel, so having a bit more of it is sure to make anyone’s morning better!

The Incredible Spinach Bagel

This week’s bagel spotlight goes to the incredible spinach bagel! It’s almost baffling how many vitamins and minerals can be found in a delicious morning meal, yet the spinach bagel never disappoints in its flavor and benefits.

Thanks to the famous cartoon character named Popeye, America began to become aware of the wondrous health benefits of spinach after the show’s creation in the 1930s. Since then, this iron-rich vegetable has become increasingly more popular in the average American’s diet. It’s said that spinach being so nutrient dense is what gives Popeye the wild boost of energy that helps his arms double in size. Although eating spinach in real life does not give you superhuman strength, it certainly comes close. Most people utilize spinach by making their ordinary dishes exponentially healthier, such as on pizza, salads and most importantly – in bagels!

The spinach bagel is the perfect choice if you’ve been looking for a breakfast jam-packed with vitamins, iron and much needed morning vitality. Paired with your favorite cream cheese at The Bagel Bakery, your body will thank you for your fortified and healthy breakfast choice.

Spice Up Your Bagel with Pumpkin

Have you been looking to spice up your bagel, but needed some fall inspiration? We’ve found the solution if you’ve been searching for the perfect topping to a perfect bagel.

Thanks to Pillsbury, we discovered this delectable recipe for a pumpkin spice cream cheese spread to put on top of your next bagel from The Bagel Bakery.

Ingredients

1 package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
½ cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon vanilla

Steps

1. In a large bowl, beat ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until well combined.
2. Pour spread into serving dish.
3. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.
4. Spread over your favorite bagel from The Bagel Bakery, and enjoy!

If you’re feeling “spicy,” give the spread a much needed kick with an extra teaspoon of cinnamon. To truly get the taste of fall, try adding this cream cheese spread to your next bagel and enjoy the flavors this wonderful season has to offer!

More Than Breakfast

At The Bagel Bakery, we offer so much more than breakfast to our dedicated customers. In addition to the traditional breakfast of bagels, pastries and muffins, we also offer a satisfying lunch menu that is sure to satisfy your cravings and keep you fueled through the day.

Our lunch items vary greatly, from focaccia sandwiches to fantastic soups – making sure we will appeal to everyone’s taste. Our fresh deli sandwiches are always made to order – exactly the way you want. And with what seems to be an endless amount of toppings, it’ll be easy to help you create your next sandwich masterpiece.

If you’ve been searching for a friendly atmosphere that is suitable to catch up with old friends or meet with a client while grabbing a delicious bite to eat, look no further than The Bagel Bakery. Whether you prefer sweet pastries for breakfast, or savory sandwiches for lunch, we guarantee to make sure you and your guests will leave entirely satisfied and thrilled to have chosen such a great place to eat. With such a large array of combinations to choose from for your next lunch outing or business meeting, you may be wondering what to try first!

 

The Bagel Bakery for Catering

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Has it been awhile since you’ve pitched in to bring the office snacks? Bagels are the perfect snack for when you’re on the go or wanting to take a moment to wind down, especially when you can enjoy flavors and spreads that match your taste and personality. When you wonder, “Where will I get the best bang for my buck?” look no further than The Bagel Bakery.

There are various catering and carry out options available for your next work meeting or event, depending on how many people you’re trying to provide for. For catering options, feel free to call us and let us know your needs so that we may fully accommodate them.

On the other hand, if you are only needing to feed a few people, our Bag O’ Bagels deal may be perfect. You can pair a baker’s dozen of your favorite bagels and two 8 oz. tubs of cream cheese for $17.79! Your coworkers will think you spent a fortune when they try these high quality bagels – making you the new favorite at your workplace, without having to break the bank!

Fall is Here. Try a Pumpkin Muffin for a Fall Flavor

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Have you noticed that slight breeze outside? That’s what we as Floridians like to call fall. Although the leaves on trees don’t change color, nor does the temperature rarely drop below 75 degrees, there are still plenty of reasons why this is so many people’s favorite season.

With fall comes school being back in session, football season, trick-or-treating, and a reason to eat anything pumpkin flavored. If you can’t love fall in Florida due to its unusual weather, it can still be appreciated for the opportunity to feast on delicious fall foods and flavors!

If you’re excited for the upcoming holiday season to begin, kick start your fall morning breakfast with our flavorful pumpkin muffin. Our pumpkin muffin is baked in-house, along with all of our other delicious pastries, bagels and muffins. You could even pair it with a latte to experience the Bagel Bakery’s own take on this classic combination. Who knows – it could be your new go to breakfast all year round!

Eat Local

Did you know that choosing to eat at the Bagel Bakery, a locally owned store, generates almost four times as much economic benefit for our surrounding region? That’s not to mention the obvious benefits of enjoying a fresh bagel, a nutritious build-your-own salad or a one-of-a-kind cup of coffee.

The Bagel Bakery is independent and contributes 100 percent of its income to the local economy. That’s good because a recent study found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the city whereas only $43 stayed in the city for every $100 spent at a chain location.

Not only does it allow for economic benefits, eating locally grows our community stronger, forms personalized service and helps you know the friendly faces behind the product. The Bagel Bakery has been fortunate enough to build relationships with numerous local customers and strives to serve our community in any way possible.

Come in for a bagel and you’ll see for yourself just how good “local” can taste.

Boiling

When we think of food that needs to be boiled, we often first think of noodles, corn or vegetables. But, why would you boil a piece of bread? According to the expert bakers at The Bagel Bakery, if there’s no boil, there’s no real bagel.

Boiling a bagel before baking it creates a delicious crunchiness on the outside and chewy toughness on the inside. Bagels are typically boiled for 30 to 60 seconds, and the longer the boil, the thicker the outside of the bagel becomes. Additionally, lye, baking soda, or barley malt extract can be added when boiling bagels to give them a unique flavor.

Our bakers work long, and sometimes odd hours boiling and baking in order to ensure the quality of their bagels are top notch. If you would like to see how the professionals create their masterful take on bagels, you’re welcome to meet us at the shop at 3 a.m.! But if you’re like most people and a 3 a.m. wake up call doesn’t sound exactly appealing, we’d love to see your smiling face grab a delicious bagel and cup of coffee before work, so stop by and see us!

After School Snacks are Better with Bagels

It’s that time of the year again. Kids of all ages are back to school, hitting the books, and of course, getting hungry along the way.

Their after school snack doesn’t have to be bland, and it definitely does not have to be complicated. Spruce up your child’s snack with these fun, easy and quick bagel ideas.

Quick and Easy Pizza Bagels

These pizza bagels, couldn’t get any easier! All you need are plain bagels, pepperoni, cheese and tomato. Just turn your oven on to the broiler setting, spread your bagel halves on a baking tray, spread tomato sauce on all of them and sprinkle them with cheese. A classic topping favorite is pepperoni, but you can top these delicious bagel halves with whatever topping your family will enjoy. Place the tray in the oven and cook until the cheese is melted.

Apple and Brie Bagels

This cheesy snack is so good, even the parents will want to indulge. All you need are toasted bagels, a tablespoon of butter, a wedge of Brie cheese, a Granny Smith apple and a teaspoon of cinnamon. You’ll need to butter each half of the toasted bagel and then slice each bagel half into quarters. Then, all you’ll need to do is place a slice of Brie and an apple slice on each bagel quarter, and sprinkle with cinnamon for a burst of flavor!

With delicious bagels, the combinations are always endless. Be sure to keep up with our bagel talk to learn more about delectable snacks like these.