Bagels are one of the magical foods in life that always make us happy, and waking up to a toasted bagel with cream cheese sets the mood for the day. But what makes bagels special and why are they one of the most popular snacks for breakfast, lunch and midnight cravings?
For one, grabbing a bagel – whether it’s from a local bagel shop or popping a bagel in the toaster oven – is quick and easy. Essentially, convenience is king, and that’s one of the reasons they’ve been enjoyed for hundreds of years.
When you take a step back and think about bagels there’s also a level of nostalgia. From babies munching on bagels while teething to growing up and grabbing a bagel while running between college classes then eventually having a family of their own where the process continues, bagels are classic and will always live on.
The third characteristic that makes bagels special is their versatility, especially when it comes to all of the things they can be topped with. Feeling more on the healthy side? Grab a low-carb bagel and top it with veggies. Looking to indulge? Imagine a strawberry bagel with strawberry cream cheese. The possibilities are endless.
Since opening our first bagel bakery in Los Angeles, CA in 1947 bagels have become our true passion, and it’s exciting to reflect on how something so small can have such a big impact.