[Photo from Thursday because someone forgot to take a photo this morning]
As announced, Bagel Belly opened for
Decent-size crowd inside given the earlyish hour (8:30 a.m.). A Bagel Belly worker was standing outside handing out menus and telling people bagels were 50-percent off the first week.
...haven't seen one of these in awhile (since that time at a Holiday Inn Express)...
The menu is quite extensive... they offer eight salad wraps, 13 tossed salad varieties, eight kinds of panini, eight daily soups, plus burgers, sandwiches ...
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As for the basics, a bagel with butter is $1.50; $2.75 with plain cream cheese... and you can see the varieties available...
And as you might expect, there was a little confusion given that they were just 2.5 hours into their opening. For instance, people tried to order from the cashiers when you need place your order with one of the workers behind the counter ... (seems kinda obvious to me)... and there was a whispered conversation about what to charge me for avocado (yeah, yeah).
I liked my plain bagel. Probably not as much as ones that I've had at Tompkins Square Bagels or Ess-A-Bagel. But solid. (This is why I never write about food. I can't think of anything to say aside from solid.)
Given the proximity to, say, Con Ed office workers, Mount Sinai Beth Israel staffers, NYU students, Union Square straphangers... Bagel Belly should do a good business.
Oh, and they will toast your bagel.
Bagel Belly has a website here.