I took a seat at the bar and ordered a classic bagelwich — everything bagel with bacon, egg and cheese — but also added a side of the house-whipped vegetable cream cheese. Best. Decision. Ever.
The bagel itself is a hybrid between New York style in terms of its salty dough and Montreal style in terms of size – a “DC bagel” if you will. It was perfect. I’m always sad when I can’t finish the monster NY-style bagels in one go since it’s never as good if save it for later. I’m not the biggest fan of the sweetness of a Montreal bagel. If this is a DC bagel, all I have to say is – way to go, DC!
As for the filling — the bacon is of great quality, eggs are cooked perfectly and the cheese was the right kind of melty cheddar. Finally – the cream cheese — the star of the show — had just the right amount of sharpness, creaminess and variety of veggies. I’m told that the veggies vary based off what can be found at the market. Mine included celery, peppers, carrots and a couple other crispy veggies.
Bullfrog Bagels is already making its mark on the DC bagel scene, churning out 500-800 bagels on any given weekday and 1,500-1,800 on most weekends. Not surprisingly, the everything bagel is first to go, so definitely get there early if that’s your thing. You can order and pay online to make sure you get a bite of that pillowy goodness.
Shaina is a double doodle-mom, travel-junkie, and one half of a couple that is the greatest food trend you’ve never heard of–Indian-Italian fusion (think butter chicken pizza!). During the week, she spends her early mornings hitting the pavement (or treadmill) and evenings perfecting the art of meal prepping. Shaina has been with GMF since 2013 and spends her weekends outdoors with the pups, checking out the latest and greatest restaurants in the DMV, or cuddled up on the couch with a glass of wine and the latest bingeworthy show.