Review: The Bagel Store
Stop by The Bagel Store in Brooklyn and you’re bound to be mesmerized by the beautiful-colored bagels. After all, Scot Rossillo, the owner, is famous for having created the Rainbow Bagel, as delicious to the eyes as it is to the tastebuds. But there are plenty of other items to savor in The Bagel Store, like the Cragel (a croissant/bagel blend), or the secret menu item, the Bacon, Egg & Cheese on the actual Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagel. Swoon.
For the purists who love a plain ‘ol regular or poppy bagel, though, there are still decadent ways to top your breakfast bread. The Bagel Store offers a wide variety of homemade cream cheeses that will put your store-bought cream cheese to shame. Here are our top picks:
The Sweet Cream Cheeses:
Birthday Cake (Funfetti) Cream Cheese
Just like its name suggests, the cream cheese tastes just like birthday cake. And with some fun rainbow-colored sprinkles mixed in, it’s no wonder why this cream cheese is one of the most popular to be paired with the Rainbow Bagel.
Nutella Cream Cheese
If you love Nutella, you’ll love this creamy version of the chocolate hazelnut spread. Divine.
Cannoli Cream Cheese
We’re not going to lie: this cream cheese didn’t even make it onto our bagel. We ate it straight out of the cup.
The Savory Cream Cheeses:
Chipotle Cream Cheese
Spicy with just enough of a kick, the Chipotle Cream Cheese was yummy. It would be great for a savory bagel, or even served alongside a platter or veggies.
Sundried Tomato Bacon Cream Cheese
Two words- yum-o. Scot had told us that you can cook with these cream cheeses, and this would be one that could spice up Tuesday night’s chicken dinner.
Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese
The Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese would make a delicious creamy sauce for your pasta or meat dishes.
Maple Bacon Cream Cheese
Sweet and savory at the same time, there was no denying the deliciousness of the Maple Bacon Cream Cheese.