Address

1319 Railroad Ave.
Bellingham , WA 98225
676-5288

Hours

Mon-Fri 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Review

Anyone who has walked down Railroad Avenue is familiar with the heavenly smell that wafts out of The Bagelry, torturing hungry passersby. The large front windows offer a look inside to the ever-present book readers and coffee drinkers occupying the wooden tables and front counter of the restaurant. The business is separated into two sides; one side for orders to go and one side for dining. High ceilings and overhead fans give this bright breakfast eatery an airy, open feel.

As the name would imply, the focus of the Bagelry is hot, fresh bagels baked New York style from a secret recipe carefully guarded by the owner. Care is taken in the preparation of the bagels, and this special attention is reflected in the superior quality of the final product. Dough is hand rolled, “proofed,” boiled and baked. Bialy (pronounced “be-ah-lee”) style bagels are offered as well and are a variety of bagel without a hole; they are not boiled before they are baked. Despite the appeal to more sophisticated tastes, the prices of bagels are more than reasonable.

Novice bagel consumers may find themselves overwhelmed by the selection of bagels, not to mention the cream cheeses. Choices range from the more common raisin/cinnamon, blueberry and whole wheat bagels to pumpernickel, salted and bialy bagels for those with more eclectic tastes. Connoisseurs will not be disappointed with exotic cream cheeses like lox, sun-dried tomato and basil, scallion and a feta cheese/garlic/dill combination. Other breakfast items are included on the menu, including omelets, espresso and baked goods.
Written By: Glen Berry
On: 10/10/1998

Directions

The Bagelry is on Railroad Avenue between Holly and Champion streets.

Features

Breakfast | Lunch | Outdoor seating

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