I wanted to branch out this week. So … I … (drumroll) … actually drove somewhere instead of ordering out. Not only that, I got breakfast instead of my usual dinner. I know, I’m a loose cannon.
I decided to head to New York Bagel Deli, which is semi-famous around here for their breakfast offerings. I was definitely not disappointed as the little restaurant lived up to the hype.
I went in and was greeted by the smell of grease frying and every type of breakfast item mixed together. To some, that might not be a good thing. To me, it was awesome. It means they’re doing their job right.
The restaurant itself is very small. Four tables line the right side wall, the counter and grill is along the left side and there’s some drink coolers in the back.
I went up and ordered a sausage egg and cheese and a bacon egg and cheese, both on hard rolls. There’s not really “specialties” when it comes to breakfast sandwiches, so I decided that their specialty would be the quality of their breakfast meats. Then I sat down and waited for my food.
It only took about six or seven minutes for my sandwiches to be done (that’s an estimate, I forgot to time it). Not too shabby. You can only do better than that at a fast food place usually. As far as cost, it wasn’t bad. About $3.50 per sandwich.
I decided to take my food to go and go home to eat it. I must say, I was not disappointed.
First, the bacon egg and cheese. The bacon was really crispy, and also thick-cut. Like, thick-cut to the point that you sometimes bite it and get the whole strip because it was too thick to bite through that easily. It was pretty delicious. My only complaint was that it was a little too salty. Yeah, I know, bacon is salty, but it just seemed a tad more salty than usual.
And then there was the sausage egg and cheese. It definitely lived up to the bacon version, with four sausage links across the egg and cheese. The sausage was really good. I would describe it as a mild sausage — it’s not really spicy at all, but it tasted really meaty and delicious. Sausage is hard to describe.
The rolls deserve a mention too, because they were really fluffy and fresh tasting. These guys definitely get a round of fresh bread daily.
Overall, I really enjoyed the food from New York Bagel Deli. It was quick to get, not overly expensive, and most importantly, absolutely delicious. I’ve definitely been turned into a repeat customer.
Come back next week for another enlightening food review from Alex Wolfe.
New York Bagel
1097 Parkway Avenue
Mon. – Sat. : 5:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. : 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Find them on campusfood.com