2914 W Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
In the ever-expanding quest for the best bagels in the Philadelphia area, I was tipped off to The Original Bagel, located in Broomall. It is the type of place you would never think twice about, as it is a minimalist storefront in a nondescript strip mall.
They have bagels here. And along with cookies, and bialys, that is about it. Which is perfect.
The variety is all there, including half and half, jalapeno, french toast, and egg poppy.
They are also no slouch on the cream cheeses. I love the lox, and the garlic herb.
And just when you thought I was not going to talk about whitefish, they also have a DELICIOUS whitefish salad that is loaded with cracked pepper.
An everything bagel with whitefish and a slice of tomato makes for quite the breakfast. Smokey whitefish, a crispy, chewy bagel, and some crisp tomato also known as Jewish Wheaties.
The doughy center of the bagel is just perfect for holding in all of the soft whitefish salad, and the salty, poppy laden exterior gives you something to grip onto.
My personal favorite, however, is just any one of their bagels (untoasted!) with the cream cheese spread of your choice. About $2.50. Plenty of food, and packed with flavor.
I wish bagels weren't so bad for me so that I could wake up to this every day. Until then, I will just eat them once (or twice) a week.