Another day at the office, and it’s lunchtime. Tummies are grumbling, and we’re in the mood to dine in, family style. It always happens that everyone wants something different – but one thing we can all agree on? (OK, two…) 1. Carb-fest for the win, and 2. We all miss bagels.
Yes, yes – we know. There are bagel places in Kuwait. We get it – Kuwait has everything. But having bagels, a hot spot for bagels, no less, and even more than just bagels delivered right to your door? So exciting!
Let us break it down for you. In our tiny office, we have frequenters of New York City, Montreal and the United Kingdom. Both Montreal and New York have the best bagels in the world. I don’t know what the UK has, but I’m sure they know their bagels at least a little. That being said, when we found Bagel It and More on Carriage, we knew that this was going to be a fun Eats In review. Especially after looking at their menu.
What are you craving? Because Bagel It and More has it! Is someone on a diet? Fine, there are salads, and little snack options such as a cup of sliced apples with peanut butter on the side. There are bagel chips, bagel chipped nachos, sliders, pasta, pizza, falafel wraps, desserts and of course – bagels and bagel sandwiches.
We decided to go for some classics, since we’re all huge fans of the bagel, after all. So we go ahead and put in an order for a decadent pile of Nachos, to satisfy our curiosities. We also add to our carefully curated feast, a Turkey Bagel Sandwich, Chicken Pesto Bagel Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza Bagel (yes, you read that right!) and a trio of Sliders – because we’re adults and we can! We also had to take advantage of their freshly baked bagel selection and snuck in some plain bagels to take home for wonderful breakfast options. These bagels range from plain, sesame, black seed, za’atar, jalapeno, olive, cheese and cinnamon. Mornings just got a whole lot better!
We were overjoyed once the food arrived and could hardly contain ourselves as we snapped some pre-damage shots. We tucked into our food with gusto, and the only sounds filling the room were satisfied munches.
Some people feel opposed to using a bagel as a vessel for a sandwich, but Bagel It and More pulls it off! These bagels are so fresh, buttery and soft that the bread choice brilliantly accompanies the artful fillings of each sandwich. The chicken pesto, tender and tangy, and the classic turkey, a combination you cant go wrong with.
The pizza bagel is an interesting concept, and comes in the perfect size to sample if you’re curious – but warning: it will leave you wanting more. Its broiled to perfection cheesiness with crisp toppings of pepperoni makes for the perfect snack or side to a cozy bowl of soup. Now we know!
The sliders surprised us – while they were excellent, made with an obviously freshly ground, quality hearty beef patty, and topped with classic accompaniments that made the flavors sing, we were for some reason expecting the buns would be made from mini bagels, rather than the pillow-soft and always delicious potato buns that sandwiched the delectable mini burgers. Obviously, if something isn’t broke you shouldn’t fix it, and we were glad to see that this classic was not tampered with, as it adds to the eclectic nature of their menu. Served with a generous side of fried cube potatoes that served the perfect crunch that only certain fries have, we were definitely pleased.
But don’t even get us started on those nachos – they were truly the showstopper here. Imagine your standard plate of nachos that you’ll always love, topped with melted cheddar, jalapenos and sour cream, but made with bagel chips instead of the standard tortilla. Needless to say, two bites in, we stopped being shy and attacked the whole thing in minutes.
After polishing off our bagel-filled (and more!) feast, we returned to our desks happy. It’s always great to find another perfect go to lunch spot to add to our deliveries list, and we’re glad we found this one! Bagel It and More truly has something to offer for everybody, which is extremely satisfying. And don’t forget, bagels just make everything better. Happy eating!
Bagel It and More is located in Kipco Tower in Sharq! Follow them on Instagram @bagelitandmore.