No need to watch out for carbs, because the taste of a savory bagel will take over your taste buds. Get ready to enjoy the crunchy exterior with a soft, chewy interior of a delicious bagel. So rise to the occasion like bagel bread on January 15 and come out to these five NOLA cafes to celebrate National Bagel Day!
Want to enjoy a good bagel while walking down the historic Magazine Street? Treat yourself by going to one of the two convenient Surrey locations and enjoy the funky vibes from their café. Look within their sweet and savory menu of local food items with a dash of Latin flavor. Surrey's specializes in juices, being the oldest organic juice bar in New Orleans. Enjoy, it is a first-come, first-serve basis, and they do not accept reservations. Multiple Locations, surreysnola.com
Be delighted by a different twist on bagels at Humble Bagel, founded by Casey Mackintosh, from just outside of Washington D.C., and Tara Mikhail, a native of Long Island. The two created a New York-style bagel shop right in the heart of Uptown New Orleans. With their high-quality ingredients, their bagels are made from scratch, hand-rolled, kettle-boiled, and made to be fresh daily. They also have outdoor seating for dogs who can enjoy bagels with you. Due to high demand, they do not take phone orders: only first come, first serve. To enjoy their bagels, get there early! 4716 Freret St. 504-355-3535 humblebagel.com
Laurel Street Bakery
Don't feel like going deep in the city? Go to a local neighborhood family-owned bakery like Laurel Street Bakery. Enjoy homemade baked goods from bagels, sandwiches, and fruit granola bowls to chocolate-covered strawberry and king cakes. They have other ways to order besides walking in, such as ordering online or calling for pickup. 2701 South Broad St., 504-897-0576 laurelstreetbakery.com
Need a small quiet place to relax? Ease yourself with either a bagel with avocado or a sourdough sandwich loaf. From starting in the trunk of a car in 2013, Leo's Bread has evolved into a brick-and-mortar bakery for New Orleans, specializing in loaves of bread, croissants, bagels, and sandwiches. Enjoy their breakfast and lunch at their bakery or table in Crescent City farmer's market. 2438 Bell St., leosbread.com
In the heart of Bywater stands a bakery with beautiful art and delicious Chantilly cake. Fridays are their bagel days as you can enjoy a boiled, stovetop bagel baked with love! If you want to be more on the healthy side, they have a vegan and gluten-free menu with foods from macaroons and Bundt cakes to sweet potato rolls and vegan pies. You can also build your dream cake from their 11 signature cakes! 3624 Dauphine St., 504-336-3336, bywaterbakery.com