Chicago Deli

The Bagel

August 11, 2013

Maybe it was the perfect combination of spectacular food, speedy service, and the surprisingly inexpensive check, but we had a GREAT experience at The Bagel.

As a guy who grew up with relatives that cook incredibly good Matzo Ball Soup and Jewish comfort food, I consider myself a pro on the cuisine. The Bagel knocked everything we had out of the park.

The Mish Mash soup was incredible – rice, noodles, GIANT matzoh ball, kreplach, and clean-tasting, delicious golden broth. It’s served in a massive glass bowl, and could easily be split between two hungry people.

The Corned Beef Sandwich on an onion roll: beef piled high and in quantity, fresh bread, and Gulden’s mustard. Deli at it’s best. You can sub-in a delicious golden brown potato pancake for 2 bucks – that’s a hell of a meal.

The baked goods are also stellar – we took a cherry cheese strudel to go; it was mindbogglingly awesome.

Also I have to give The Bagel props for the stellar bread basket (including challah and an awesome giant garlic bagel chip) and free fresh pickles before the meal. Simply a spectacular spot for Jewish comfort food, top to bottom.


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I just don't want to look back and think "I could've eaten that."

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