Behind the Scenes at Bruegger’s Bagels

A few weeks ago, I joined a few area bloggers to learn more about Bruegger’s Bagels from Corporate Executive Chef, Philip Smith.

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(I’m on the far left next to Corporate Executive Chef-Phillip Smith, Erin from A Bird and A Bean, Courtney from Optimistic Mommy, Kristin from It’s Free At Last. In the front is Desiree from Steak n Potatoes Kinda Gurl, and Heather from The Food Hussy.)

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Bruegger’s Bagels are made with 5 main ingredients. It is refreshing to be able to pronounce what is in their bagels; water, salt, flour, salt and yeast. Their style is based on the 3,000 year old tradition of artisan baking.

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Their cream cheese is also made with a simpler approach and still keeps the whey which contains more protein. Their cream cheese is thicker and stiffer than other cream cheeses so that it stays on a hot bagel.  Their cream cheeses are made 100% in Vermont with fresh ingredients like veggies and walnuts kept crisp without preservatives. The honey walnut was one of my favorites.

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We tried several bagels including the newest bagel flavor, Morning Glory. It has apple butter folded into the dough, shredded carrots, raisins, sunflower seeds and cinnamon.

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The Rosemary Olive Oil bagel was another really unique bagel that I thought was really flavorful.

During our visit we got to watch the process of making bagels. The bagels are kettle boiled and then baked in a stone hearth oven. Each Bruegger’s Bagels is operated like a neighborhood bakery. Bagels are baked fresh all day, every day.

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Each bagel is inspected to meet a high standard.


Heather, from the Food Hussy, is holding a bagel that didn’t make the cut.

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We got to try an amazing breakfast sandwich with one of my favorite ingredients…sriracha! The Sriracha Egg Sandwich has egg, sausage, cheddar cheese,fresh red peppers and Sriracha sauce.

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We also tried an incredible recipe that you can create at home using last nights bagels.

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You can get the recipe for the Smokey Ham, Red Pepper and Sriracha Strata here.

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There are over 300 Bruegger’s bakeries in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

You can find the nearest Bruegger’s Bagels near you from their website.


I’ve been given (2) Baker’s Dozen Bagels to give away to two readers.

To Enter:

Comment by sharing before 11 am on Thursday, June 13th what your favorite flavor of bagel is or one that you want to try from Bruegger’s Bagels.

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Winner will be randomly selected by and will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hrs or a new name will be drawn. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner cannot have won a previous giveaway in the past 30 days.






Disclosure: I was given bagel coupons for giveaway purposes. All opinions are my own.




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