It’s time to celebrate cream cheese’s best friend, the bagel. Today is National Bagel Day, so what better way to celebrate than with an authentic New York style bagel from the bagel pros at Chompies? I was first introduced to Chompies when I was 6 years old and my mom would swear by their matzo ball soup every time I was sick. To this day, I return to Chompies at the first sign of a stuffy nose or sore throat for the home made delicious remedy, often referred to as “Jewish Penicillin.”
Since 1079, the Borenstein family has been making and serving their authentic New York Style deli fare and bagels to Phoenix area residents. A word of advice to anyone considering a Chompies visit…bring your appetite. The extensive menu ranges from soups, salads, and sandwiches to more hearty entrees and a pretty darn good breakfast selection if you visit early enough. Right now they even have one of my favorite breakfast foods, chilaquiles- and I bet they could put that on a bagel if requested!
Back to the bagels, because that’s why we’re here right? The Chompies signature slightly crispy outside and perfectly balanced fluffy yet dense and chewy on the inside bagels are in my option, the best in town. From cinnamon crunch to salted pretzel, Chompies has a bagel flavor for everyone. They have even jumped on the “cragel” train offering a 50% croissant + 50% bagel and 100% perfection option. Choosing your bagel is only half the battle. While I was interviewing Brian, the original bagel boss, I learned that anything on the Chompies menu can be served on a bagel including the hot pastrami sandwich that deserves a national holiday of it’s own. Everything is made to order and guests have the option to sit in the New York style dining room or grab food to go from the quick deli style counter.
Lucky for you, Chompies is offering a HOLE of a deal right now on their bagel boxes. Regularly $15.49, boxes of 13 bagels plus 2, ½ lb. containers of cream cheese are only $10.99. That means you can be the the most popular person in your office for about 11 bucks! Speaking of cream cheese… the veggie, honey walnut, and blueberry varieties top my list of favorite schmears. As much as I love the bagels and cream cheese at Chompies, the dessert case is something that cannot be missed, especially the rainbow cookie which inspired my outfit choice on this particular visit to Chompies! The colorful combination of dark chocolate, moist almond cake, and fruit jams separating the rainbow layers is just magical. True story: I get rainbow cookies with candles in lieu of a birthday cake every year!
Whether you’re looking to up your carbohydrate game, cure a common cold, or satisfy your sweet tooth- a trip to Chompies should do the trick.
Happy National Bagel Day friends!
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