Meet the popable, more on-the-go friendly bagel: Bantams. Essentially the cousin of the Squagel, these bagel balls were designed specifically for the NYC lifestyle.
What makes Bantams so unique is that the schmear usually found on top of a bagel is actually housed within the donut hole-esque carb. The flavors range from breakfast to dinner-appropriate and include the “Weekend Brunch” (a Bantam topped with everything bagel fixings and stuffed with lox, tomato, red onion, and cream cheese); the “Box Lunch” (a plain Bantam topped with crushed peanuts and stuffed with PB&J); and the “Grandma JoJo” (an Italian-spiced Bantam stuffed with basil pesto cream cheese and garnished with a marinated tomato).
Bantam Bagel owners and creators Nick and Elyse Oleksak have definitely baked up something special here. At $1.35 a piece these bite-sized bagels are sure to make fast fans of New Yorkers. Watch out Cronut!
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