Probably the only food item that has been to space are BAGELS. And this isn't an exaggeration but a solid fact. It has been told, in golden words... that in 2008 Astronaut Gregory Camitoff took 18 sesame bagels from a bakery in Montreal, Canada in one of his space missions and with what we've read, he looked quite happy & well-fed.
Don't believe me? Go ahead... cross-check my facts and come back... I'll wait... Now that you're thorough with your research let's take a roundabout to the real reason we started talking about bagels in the first place.
A bagel junkie or a bagel virgin, there are a few places in Mumbai that'll direct you in the direction of the best bagels in town. So, long story short... here's a list of 5 of those places. ENJOY... but don't forget to put some cream cheese or jam or peanut butter on it. Also, if you're looking for some additional buzz, try some of these yummy bagels with coffee. Guaranteed kick!
Cafe - ₹900 for two
Call: +91 22 6533 0479
Timing: 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Address: 30, Pali Mala Road, Carter Road, Bandr, Bandra West, Mumbai
Highlights: Takeaway Available, Open Air Seating, Breakfast Place, Seating Available, Wifi Available, Smoking Zone.
Cuisines: American, Juices, Healthy Food, Salad, Tea
Must haves: Blueberry Muffin, Bagels, Chocolate Fudge Cake, Sandwich, Pasta, Cheesecake, Brownie, Garlic Bread, Salad, Chicken Burger.
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If you think poppy seed, sesame, flaxseed, etc. are the only kinds of bagel you can score, then my, friend...you have some reckoning to do. But before that let me tell you about this cutesy little cafe in Bandra.
The Bagel Shop is one of the chief makers of bagel in Mumbai who not only have the best bagels in town but also serve a variety of them. So, from sweet ones such as The Elvis to veggie one such as Green Gobblin' to meaty one like Freaky Streaky Bacon; these guys have every bagel right on your table. Go on... have a bite. You'll love it!
Cafe - ₹1200 for two
Call: +91 22 2640 0432
Timing: 7:30 am - 11:59 pm
Address: C/2 Diamond Arch Cooperative Housing Society, St. John Baptist Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Cuisines: American, European
Must haves: Pancakes, Burrito Bowl, Waffles, Garlic Bread, Pancakes.
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If classic beats the new; then The Nutcracker has the best bagel for you. Why... you ask? Well, first of; they have an All-Day Breakfast that we absolutely love and secondly the cream cheese served with a medley of bagels such as classic (of course!), multigrain & caramelized onion is worth a drive to Bandra West any time of the day. Besides, the outdoor seating and picturesque wall are a few more reasons to summon someone who actually likes bagels, to this place. I mean, who wouldn't appreciate a gram-worthy visit to one of the best breakfast places in Mumbai. Right?
Avg Cost - ₹700 for two
Address: 312, UK Niwas, Mith Chawky, Malad West, Mumbai
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If there ever is a cafe that does justice to its name has to be this one, that too with an Insta-worthy, preppy ambience. Because Samvene Bagel Cafe is serving not one... not two but more than 20 kinds of freshly made bagels all day long. So as long as there are... Breakfast and Egg-whiches Bagels along with some Special Creations and Signature Bagels like Avocado, Crispy Bacon, Meatza, etc. in the world, we can deal with anything. All thanks to this place.
Call: +91 22 6616 4653
Timing: 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Address: Inside BMC Asphalt Compound, S.K. Ahire Marg, Worli, Mumbai
Highlights: Bakes & Desserts
Cuisines: Fast Food, Cappuccino, Pastry
Must haves: Chicken Quiche
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If you keep savoury before sweetness, Ellipsis Bakery has the best kind of bagel for you; The Classic Cream Cheese Bagel. For a place where baking is extensive and food is delightful, doubting something as rightful as bagel wouldn't be fair. So, leave everything or take everything with you (totally your call) and head to this very American-touch bakery in Worli for a bagel you might never forget.
Call: +91 22 2645 1313
Address: 4, 13/B, Pali Road, Shakti Raj CHS, Next to Gold's Gym, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai
Highlights: Bakes & Desserts, Breakfast Place, Takeaway Available
Cuisines: Fast Food, Pastry
Must haves: Croissants, Chocolate Croissant, Banana Bread, Ragi Crackers
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Among millions of bread and a very limited menu rests Authentic New York-style Bagels that comes in either sesame or multigrain toppings. They sell cheese separately so you can either devour the cheese infested one or just go home and fill it with some jam, peanut butter and Nutella...or may go simpler. Because even when it's unelaborate the taste is soul-filling.
Did you know that unless it's not in the shape of ring its not BAGEL? Yes, another random bagel-related trivia that might take you to these ah-mazing places...even if it was just out of curiosity. Regardless, enjoy for us!