By William Kristoph
Sorry guys, I forgot to take a picture before I gobbled up the bagels with friends. You’ll have to take my word for it on this particular review.
Bruegger’s Bagels (3211 Mahan Dr – Tallahassee, FL) Review
On Sunday, my wife and I had some friends stop by from Texas that were on their way to Tampa. I headed over to the newest Bruegger’s Bagels location on Mahan Drive for a baker’s dozen and a couple of tubs of cream cheese. After a quick stop at Publix, I walked in to Bruegger’s Bagels.
The store is bathed in light and bright colors. The dining area is up front and the layout flows from left to right. I don’t like how the counter and menu signs are hidden by the decorations and faux wall that separates the dining area from the counter, but the overall feel was bright and clean. A young woman behind the counter took my order for baker’s dozen and quickly placed my choices (Plain, Everything, Cinnamon Sugar and Asiago) into a paper bag and handed it to me. I asked her about the cream cheese with the combo and she pointed me to the refrigerated cases where I could grab them. I paid and headed home.
The bagels were fresh and very chewy with a very chewy crust on them. This is how I like to eat a bagel for breakfast; New York Style. I tried an Everything and an Asiago. The Everything bagel was very tasty and had plenty of “everything” on it. I paired it with some garden veggie cream cheese (which is so loaded with vegetables that ends up being hard to spread) and enjoyed the combo a lot. I paired the Asiago with good old Skippy Peanut Butter and had another delightful bagel.
Bruegger’s Bagels delivered my favorite kind of non-sandwich bagel (chewy with a simple spread). The store is new, clean and efficient. It’s worth a look to satisfy your bagel cravings if you are in the Publix / Mahan Village Shopping Center area. I rated Bruegger’s Bagel’s “I like it” on Urbanspoon.