I have been hearing for years that Greg’s Bagels has the best bagels in the City. They are often winning awards in the City Paper. It’s located in Belvedere Square Market; I often hit Atwater’s for breakfast if I am in that area.
But, on this day, I was hungry, in a hurry and craving a bagel. I have heard about this place having long long lines – but in the middle of the day on a Saturday, it was smooth sailing.
They have a long list of different types of smoked salmon and tons of different bagels; plain, wheat, chocolate cherry, blueberry, etc. Plus, they have every type of topping you could imagine – veggies, hummus, cream cheese, butter..
I opted for a flax seed bagel, dusted with sesame and spicy red pepper with egg and maple chicken sausage. It’s not pretentious here – paper plates for here and they wrap your bagel in foil and slide it into a brown paper lunch bag if you get your sammie to go. Their eggs are not cooked to order – it is more of an egg patty. They forgot my cheddar cheese, but the bagel was so delish, I barely noticed until I was half done.
Believe me, how I have ever gone to Panera, when this place is two blocks south is beyond me. It will never happen again.