Newly Open Vic’s Bagel Bar Is Like The Cold Stone Creamery Of Bagel Shops
I just grabbed breakfast from the Dag Hammarskjold farmers market this morning (on 47th and 2nd) when I passed by the newly opened Vic’s Bagel Bar (on 3rd Ave. btw. 36+37th). I love bagels, and can’t walk past a “Grand Opening” banner without wondering what I’m missing, so I snuck into the Pinkberry’ish looking space to grab a menu. It turns out they will freshly smash strawberries or olives or scallions, etc. into cream cheese right in front of you! (Cold Stone creamery anybody?) I’ll be heading back later to try their signatures, like the $6.50 (eek.) “Backyard BBQ bagel” which includes corn, cheddar, BBQ sauce, and red onion in cream cheese on whatever bagel you want. I”m pretty sure Zach would have hated this flavored cream cheese crap (he’s a bagel purist), but if it tastes awesome then I say long live Vic’s!
Check out the menu of mix-in monstrosities, after the jump.
Club Med $6.95
Roasted red pepper, olive, zaatar and fresh basil (recommended: hummus on whole wheat everything)
Backyard BBQ $6.50
Corn, cheddar, BBQ sauce and red onion (recommended: cream cheese on poppy)
Tokyo Tel Aviv Express $7.50
Lox, wasabi, pinch of scallion and edamame (recommended: cream cheese on plain)
Kosher bacon bits, maple syrup and cinnamon (recommended: cream cheese on egg)
Garden Delight $6.25
Carrots, green peppers and scallions (recommended: cream cheese on sesame)
Tutti Frutti $6.50
Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries (recommended: cream cheese on cinnamon sugar)
The Smashed Potato $6.25
Potato chips, kosher bacon bits and scallions (recommended: cream cheese on everything)
The Dutchess $6.50
Capers, sundried tomatoes and touch of pesto (recommended: cream cheese on salt)
Peanut butter and jelly swirl with bananas (recommended: strawberry jelly on cinnamon bagel)
The Traditionalist $9.50
Cream cheese, sliced lox, sliced tomato and sliced onion
Early adopters, let us know what you think.
Vic’s Bagel Bar, 544 3rd Avenue (btw. 36+37th), 212-213-3900