Everything bagels with French flair at Bagelstein
I fell in love with bagels while on weekend coffee shop visits with my Dad, when I was young. I always had an everything bagel with cream cheese. It is still my go-to bagel to this day. So while my husband and I are out and about traveling, I try to find a bagel shop.
On our most recent trip, I found one in Strasbourg, France called Bagelstein.
With the menu all in French, my husband and I relied on pictures and Google translate to decipher the menu. My husband decided on the Leontine, which had cream cheese, smoked salmon, cucumbers and onions, similar to a bagel with lox. I had the Isidore, which had cream cheese, mozzarella, dried tomatoes and marinated peppers.
Of course, here you get to choose your type of bagel as well. They range from natural to shallot, plus a bagel of the month.
Both bagels turned out to be more like sandwiches, stuffed high with cheese, vegetables and meat, and every bite was delicious. Though I must say the bagels in Europe are far less airy than in the U.S., it is something I’m getting used to.
Don’t like bagels? The restaurant serves muffins, cookies and other pastries. I highly suggest the carrot cake.
Bagelstein is a French franchise with locations in Paris, Strasbourg, Versailles and many other cities. Most major credit cards and cash are accepted, and delivery service is available.