Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Howard Beach Bagel Cafe (New York, NY)

162-54 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414, T: 718-843-5700

Howard Beach Bagel Cafe is the Howard Beach location of a local chain of some ten bagel cafes. It is a large bagel cafe/deli that opened up about a year ago on the main street of Howard Beach, on the same block as the established Old Country Bagels. It serves the usual: homemade bagels, sandwiches, and spreads.

I have a bacon and egg salad on an Italian hero with sesame seed. The bacon is crispy and the egg salad chunky; perfect combination on this soft hero with a nice chewy crust. As a side I get coleslaw, which is very creamy. I also get a veggie tuna salad on a poppy seed bagel ($7.39). The bagel is fresh, chunky, and not (too) sweet. The veggie tuna is creamy without being overly mayo-ish and has fresh crunchy veggies in it. As a side I get cucumber salad, which is chunky and fresh. M. gets an everything bagel with veggie cream cheese ($3.55). The bagel is solid and the cream cheese yummy.

VERDICT: 87/100
The Bagel Cafe is an excellent bagel place and a real competitor for the also excellent and well-established Old Country Bagel further down the road.

1 comment:

  1. Love bagels, and I love homemade bagels even more. Definitely trying this one soon. Thanks for sharing.

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