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Eats: Bagel + tomato = a winning combination

Short and sweet for a Sunday…

I ate a lot of bagels when I was in New York. Truth be told, I don’t know how I didn’t turn into one. Every morning, wherever we were staying, I yelped nearby delis and went wandering in search of that doughy deliciousness topped with lashings of cream cheese. They have all these fancy bagels in New York – pumpernickel, honey wheat, garlic, onion, sesame – but I always went for either plain or cinnamon raisin. I’m a simple girl with simple tastes.

We went to Katz Deli one morning for brunch (yes, the Katz Deli of When Harry Met Sally fame) and while my glutton of a husband gorged on an enormous pastrami on rye, I just wanted a plain bagel with cream cheese (and a root beer). The menu had plain bagels with cream cheese followed by a note in brackets that you should at least ask for tomato. Why not?

Oh my gosh. I’m not totally converted from my plain bagel and cream cheese, but it adds something really special to the combo. You should try it sometime and tell me what you think. Any other winning bagel combos I need to know about?

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4 Responses to "Eats: Bagel + tomato = a winning combination"

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  1. Corinne

    June 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Bagels and cream cheese with either Vegemite or ginger marmalade. Don’t judge until you’ve tried it, both delicious!

    Life Etc

  2. Emma

    June 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I love bagels and always buy the Bagel House ones when I see them in the supermarket.

    My favourite is a toasted and buttered poppyseed bagel with sliced avocado, a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, black pepper and chilli flakes.

    But then peanut butter or vegemite on a toasted plain bagel or cherry jam on a cinnamon raisin does it for me as well.

    I think if I went to NYC I would gain so much weight! The food looks wonderful there.

  3. Elise @ Stuff That I Bought

    June 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

    You guys have made me so hungry reading your comments! I’m making it my mission to try each and every suggestion.

  4. Sher

    June 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I went through a stage of being obsessed with blueberry bagels and cream cheese! Thankfully i’m over that!!

    This looks so good, tomato + cream cheese = <3

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