What do you crave when you’re overseas? Bagels are my favorite kind of bread and I miss bagels when I’m not in the States and I’m not even American. When I lived in Dakar, Senegal, between 2003 and 2005, there was no store to buy bagels, so I made my own bagels at home. Bagel making is labor intensive, so to make bagels at home is a labor of love. If you deprive me of bagels, that’s where I get. I have heard of Bagel Bagel since it opened in 2011 and I have been wanting to check out Bagel Bagel in Kemang, but I have not been able to for a long time. The other day, I had some time so I finally made my way out there and purchased a half-dozen bagels. I bought 3 chocolate chip bagels and 3 cinnamon raisin bagels, my favorite. I find them a bit hard, but if you toast them a little bit, they get softer. The prices are slightly more expensive compared to the bagels you find at major bagel shops in the States. I would like to try their bagel sandwiches some other time.
I loved walking around on Jalan Benda Raya street where Bagel Bagel is located. I got out of my car in front of a Mi Casa spa, which by the way I recommend for pedicure and walked around till I got to Bagel Bagel. There is no pavement, so it’s not the easiest walk, but I enjoyed the stroll as there were so many interesting stores around this area. It is a cool area for sure and I saw some neat furniture shops.
I spotted this store that was unfortunately closed when I was there. The window display was so adorable that I could not help taking photos.
Jl. Benda Raya 14D, Kemang
MON-THU 06.00-20.00 WIB; FRI-SUN 06.00-21.00 WIB
Delivery Service: 781 8769 / 3625 2345
Imagerie Fairgrounds Lot 14 SCBD
SUN-THU 07.00 -22.00 WIB; FRI-SAT 07.00-24.00 WIB
Delivery Service: 515 0250
Bagel Bagel delivers bagels to your door. In a city like Jakarta where traffic can be horrendous, a delivery service is very appealing.
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