The Bagel Boys have been serving up some of the best boiled and baked bread in Brisbane over the past few years. And a little while ago, they did us all a favour and opened at a permanent address in the CBD. That's right, the Bagel Bar on Adelaide Street means you no longer need to hunt around town at various markets, grocers and cafes to get your bagel fix (or take that most drastic option, a trip to Brooklyn).
As is to be expected, all bagels are rolled, boiled and baked fresh daily, and come in a wide variety of flavours. We're talkin' plain, poppy, sesame, onion, garlic, jalapeno, everything, sunflower and rye, and soy and linseed. For the sweet tooths among us, there's also blueberry or cinnamon and raisin ($2 each).
If gluten ain't your friend, never fear, you can still enjoy the bagelly goodness and order one of the gluten-free options: plain or chia (because superfoods, duh. These are $3 each). All bagels can be bought individually or by the bag ($10 for six, $20 for a baker's dozen). You can also choose to buy them with a schmear or filled with savoury delights ($7–10).
The filled options include the likes of schmear and salad, the BRAT (bacon, rocket, avocado and tomato with aioli) and, of course, the smoked salmon classic. We're also partial to the pastrami 'n' swiss. FYI, the Boys offer catering in both full-sized and mini bagels, so make a suggestion for your next supper shindig.
As a worker, shopper or city dweller, you can stop by the Bagel Bar for a quick, cheap and tasty breakfast or lunch six days a week. Unwrap the parchment parcel, close your eyes, take a large bite, and transport your mouth and stomach to the boroughs of NYC right in the heart of beautiful Brisvegas.