The History of the Bagel

Millions of people across the world enjoy bagels as a breakfast treat or an after-school snack, but very few know where they originated. It is a common misconception that bagels were invented in New York, and while this was the first North American state to adopt this food trend, the first documented bagel was in Europe. In 17th century Poland, bagels were a frequent part of everyday life. Immigrants from Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe brought bagels to other parts of the world – especially North America – in the 20th century when bagels were introduced.

Immigrants – many of whom came through New York – brought this food to the land of opportunity and watched the bagel market flourish into one of the most successful enterprises in the economy.

Today, bagels are an extremely popular breakfast staple for millions of Americans, as well as in other parts of the world. And along the way, they have created much diversity to the traditional bagel.

The Bagel Bakery, since it opened its doors in 2000, has primarily stuck with the traditional take on the bagel, but has also added fun and exciting creations such as Sun-Dried Tomato and Blueberry-flavored bagels and Honey Walnut and Spinach and Artichoke cream cheese.

Stop by the Bagel Bakery today, and celebrate the rich history behind the bagel with us!