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Day 38: What? No Bagels? C'mon!

Bethesda Bagels

No daily digital diary of Bethesda would be complete without mentioning one of the most popular destinations in our town –Bethesda Bagels.  New Yorkers like their bagels and when they can’t have them, apparently they go out and start a bagel company to make them.  Bethesda Bagels was founded by two ex-New Yorkers.  They were transplanted to our area and became frustrated by the lack of decent tasting bagels (by New York standards of course) so they started Bethesda Bagels in 1982 and the rest is history.  What makes a bagel taste like a New York City Bagel?  First and foremost it has to be crunchy and golden on the outside and chewy on the inside.  On the weekends this place is packed and gives you the feeling of a crowded New York subway during rush-hour.  The handmade bagels are really tasty and there some surprising choices including, Spinach and Cheddar, Coconut Almond, Lemon Poppyseed, and Apple Cinnamon, to go along with the classics like Sesame, Garlic, Onion and Everything.  Elbow your way to the front and enjoy some of Bethesda’s finest bagels.  ~Brian

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