Granted, there are better places in town to bite off a piece of chewy, carby bagel (like here
and also here
), but they're not nearly as morning-commute ubiquitous as Einstein Bros, who just rolled out four new "toppers" for your bread bomb which, honestly, look pretty great.
Here are four (secret!) upgrades to +1 your next workaday chain-bagel experience:
The Topper: Spicy Devil
Jalapeno salsa schmear, crumbled bacon and jalapenos
Try it on an asiago bagel instead of plain. The smoky, toasted-cheesy perfection pairs well with the hot, hot heat.
The Topper: Nutty Monkey
Nutella (YAS), banana and almonds
It's not healthy, I don't care how many almonds you splash on there, but a whole wheat bagel and the addition of strawberries will give you some peace of mind that you at least tried.
The Topper: Berry Goodness
Strawberry schmear, strawberries, granola and honey
Choose either a blueberry, cinnamon raisin or chocolate chip bagel, and/or switch out that schmear for PB. Drool.
The Topper: The Herbivore
Garlic schmear, sliced cucumber, tomato and arugula
It will negate the moniker, but ask for smoked salmon cream cheese on that bagel instead of the garlic. Your co-workers will probably thank you, anyway, plus: extra flavor and protein. Vegans, switch out the schmear for hummus and you're home free.