The Bagel Bakery Eases Holiday Stress

Our caramel macchiato with hot vanilla syrup, espresso, steamed milk and caramel drizzle our turkey bacon sandwich, which you can get as a wrap, bagel or on focaccia.

Holiday season is stressful for everyone, and it often comes with a lot of long days.

On days when you’re not working, you have to divide your time between making memories with your family and shopping for gifts. The entire season can be exhausting, and we often forget the real purpose for the season. To make things worse, your favorite coffee chain always has enormous lines, it doesn’t sell good food and the coffee doesn’t have much of an effect on you anymore. The Bagel Bakery has the perfect solution to this issue.

Our caramel macchiato with hot vanilla syrup, espresso, steamed milk and caramel drizzle has the perfect balance of festive flavor and energy-boosting caffeine that is sure to make even the busiest holiday shopping days more bearable. It is a hot and sugary coffee drink that puts every coffee chain to shame. Come in for breakfast and pair it with one of our freshly-made bagels or an eggel-bagel, or stop by for a mid-day shopping break and pair the delicious caramel treat with our turkey bacon sandwich, which you can get as a wrap, bagel or on focaccia.

We at the Bagel Bakery want to see you come out of the holidays victorious, so we make these energy-packed and nutritious treats with love every single day. We can’t wait to see you and hear about all of your holiday successes, big and small.

A day in the life of a Bagel Bakery bagel

 

Many people think that the Bagel Bakery is the same as any other bagel shop. They think that we sell bagels and other breakfast food, and that it tastes good, so they continue to come back. But very few of our customers actually know what it takes to be a Bagel Bakery bagel. Very few realize that our bagels are freshly crafted and put through a tedious process in order to be nothing less than the best for our customers.

In fact, we are one of the few remaining bagel shops in Florida where you can get a real, fresh, boiled, New York style bagel.

If you are one of the many who are not yet in the know about what it’s like to live a day in the life of a Bagel Bakery bagel, keep reading.

The bagels start their day at 3 am, when they are transformed from bags of flour into dough.

The dough is then kneaded in our custom-made mixer that has been with us from the beginning.

They are then shaped in our state-of the-art machine.

Each of our round and beautiful bagels are placed on boards and left to get some rest as they prepare to reach their full potential as bagels (also known as your breakfast).

After hours of beauty rest, the bagels are ready for a nice hot dive in what we like to call the bagel jacuzzi. This helps them become the chewy and delicious treats you know and love.

As if these star-athlete bagels have not been through enough, there is still one more step before they wait to fulfill their destiny as your favorite breakfast treat.

After the bagels are boiled, they are baked in our rustic, custom-made oven and cooked to golden perfection.

They are then left to cool and stacked on the shelves for you to enjoy.

Come into the Bagel Bakery for one of our all-star bagels freshly made just for you! Can’t wait to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

Meet the New Assistant Manager

The Bagel Bakery is so excited to welcome its new assistant manager, Sabrina!

The Bagel Bakery is so excited to welcome its new assistant manager, Sabrina!

Before joining our team, Sabrina was a manager at Taco Bell and worked for Panera. She is so excited for all the opportunities the Bagel Bakery has to offer. She ultimately chose to work here because of the great environment and the great food, she said. Even after the short time she has been with us, she has already made connections with people in our Bagel Bakery community, which she says is one of her favorite things about working here.

“I love getting to know the regulars. It is so nice to see the same people every day and catch up with them,” she said.

Sabrina also really enjoys making cappuccinos here at the Bagel Bakery because they taste so good and they’re so fun to make, she said.

Stop by the Bagel Bakery today to meet Sabrina and try one of her amazing cappuccinos.

Countries that grow the best coffee

Guatemala has some of the best coffee in the world, and we sell it at the Bagel Bakery!!

According to a blog written by the Barefoot Coffee Roasters, the countries that grow the best coffee include:

  1. Colombia
  2. Guatemala
  3. Costa Rica
  4. The Arabian Peninsula
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Jamaica

It is true that Guatemala has some of the best coffee in the world. We at the Bagel Bakery know this firsthand because our owner, Ken, travels to Guatemala each year not only on a mission but also to harvest coffee beans and bring them to the United States to brew the delicious Rembrandt Coffee that you know and love.

We at the Bagel Bakery pride ourselves on the fact that we make fresh coffee every day from Guatemalan beans. If you haven’t already tried our amazing coffee, stop by today to get a cup. We bet you’ll leave with not only a cup, but also a few bags to roast at home and give as gifts for your friends. That’s how good it is!

UF Students Love Everything Bagels

UF Students love Everything Bagels

A poll done by 56 UF students throughout the campus revealed that their favorite bagel is the everything bagel. In fact, out of these 56 students, 34 voted in favor of the everything bagel, while 12 voted for cinnamon raisin, 7 voted for asiago bagels and 3 voted for onion.

Some students who explained why everything bagels are their favorite said they made this choice because of how flavorful they are and that they are the combination of multiple flavors, which eliminates the need to choose just one flavor.

“Why get nothing when you can get everything?” said second year biochemistry student, Srikar Saravam when asked why he loves everything bagels.

Lucky for UF students, the Bagel Bakery sells freshly made, delicious and flavorful everything bagels in store and through Bitesquad. So, next time you UF students are strapped for time but really craving an everything bagel from the Bagel Bakery, don’t forget that we are on Bitesquad and order one from us. Or, take a study break with your friends and come in for one.

Now that we know what the favorite is among the UF students in our community, we want to know yours! Stop by today and tell us which bagel flavor you prefer.

Spend National Day of Encouragement with the Bagel Bakery

Spend National Day of Encouragement with the Bagel Bakery

Take a minute to think about all the people you know who are going through a rough time at work, have a stressful personal life or who are just going through something rough. You probably know many people who fit at least one of these categories.

Life can be stressful, but it is always nice to know that we have someone who supports us and wants to see us succeed. Tomorrow, Sept.12, be that person for your friends because it is National Day of Encouragement.

National Day of Encouragement first started in 2007 when a student organization at Harding University, a college in Arkansas, created this day to generate a culture of encouragement in the community. The idea became a sensation and was then added to the National Day calendar to be celebrated by millions all over the United States.

While there is a designated day to encourage your peers and be a source of positivity for them, the idea behind this initiative was to bring awareness to the concept of encouragement and inspire people to include it in their daily lives.

Come by the Bagel Bakery today and pick up some treats to go along with your words of encouragement.

 

People Are Not the Only Ones Who Love Bagels

Last month, an article in Newsweek told the story of how a Florida man was caught feeding an alligator. While resisting arrest, the man claimed that his new alligator friend was a “good boy… and he loves bagels.”

This only further proves our case that bagels are the best food item and that there isn’t a single person…OR ALLIGATOR who does not enjoy them.

But why should we stop at humans and alligators? WE SHOULDN’T!

Here is a list of other species who enjoy bagels as much as we do:

  1. DOGS

2. CATS

3. SQUIRRELS

4. BIRDS

Back to School! Back to the Bagel Bakery!

stock up on day-olds

You’ve had all summer to rest and not for even a second think about school. But now, August has arrived and the thoughts of school supply shopping, packing lunches, early mornings and stressful days has creeped up on you too quickly. Does this sound familiar? Of course it does, because everyone has had to experience it at least at some point. This back-to-school season however, the Bagel Bakery can  help relieve some of your stress with our day-old bagels.

Say goodbye to hectic mornings where everyone is rushing to get school and can’t eat breakfast forever. Stop by the bagel bakery today and pick up a bag or two of day olds, a container of your favorite cream cheese and some Rembrandt coffee to make your life in the mornings so much easier. While you’re at it, reward yourself for avoiding another year of hectic mornings with a freshly made delicious sandwich and consider yourself winner of back-to-school season!

Another Manager Favorite: This Time Karen

Did you love Amanda’s recommendations based on her favorite menu items and are now waiting for more? Well don’t worry because this week we spoke to Karen, Amanda’s co-manager and she revealed her favorite menu item!

Karen loves making, eating and selling the Logan. It is an off-the-menu creation made with an everything bagel, egg, sausage, pepper jack cheese and jalapeño cream cheese. This special creation was thought up by a group of Bagel Bakery regulars and employees and has now become a favorite in our community.

“It is just a really yummy sandwich,” she said. “It’s also really fun to make and has so many flavors.”

Stop by the bagel bakery today and see for yourself why Karen loves the “Logan” so much.

Employee’s Favorite – Manager Edition

Employee’s Favorite – Manager Edition

Employee’s Favorites at the Bagel Bakery are back, but this time we are featuring one of our two new co-managers, Amanda!

Amanda loves working at the Bagel Bakery and is excited to serve as co-manager. One of her favorite things about the job is the many different recipes she gets to create on a daily basis. But she says she can’t pick just one favorite.

She loves the Bagel Bakery’s California Dreamin’ sandwich because of how refreshing and flavorful it is.  Another one of her all-time favorite menu items is the Chicken Salad on a wrap with chipotle mayo.

“I just really love the spice of the mayo and the creaminess of the chicken salad,” Amanda said. “It’s just so good.”

The last of Amanda’s top three favorites that the Bagel Bakery has to offer is the jalapeno cream cheese. Her favorite way to eat it is on an everything bagel, but she could also just eat it by the spoonful.

Stop by the Bagel Bakery today to meet one of our new managers and to try her recommendations.