Bagel Market -- Essex, Vermont
Bagel are the new what . . . English muffins? . . . donuts? . . . who cares! They're delicious and most Americans can't get enough of them. Boutique Bagel shops like Bagel Market in Essex sells the "fine wine" of bagels. Baked on the premises, if you get there at the right time in the morning you can get them hot out of the oven -- warm bagels are one of life's simple pleasures. Bagel Market offers on average 18 to 20 different varieties of bagels and sells them as sandwiches, by the dozen, or as its just on their own. Coffee and other breakfast pastries are available, but I'm partial to the bagels. They have just about as many variates of cream cheese for all their bagels as well -- you could eat there every day for a month and not have the same combination twice. The staff is friendly and courteous --I always ask for a lot less cream cheese than the half gallon they willingly smear on. I've always gotten my order to go, but there are tables and chairs available to sit and enjoy your meal. Bagels, is there anything they can't do?