Every morning, bakers at Great American Bagel sift dough from scratch, season batches with dozens of flavors, and steam bake bagels to chewy perfection. With enough options to satisfy Oscar Wilde during his terrible twos, the menu features more than 20 bagel flavors, such as jalape?o cheddar, cinnamon sugar, and blueberry, as well as house-made cream-cheese varieties such as salsa and walnut raisin. In addition, coffee is available to complement robust munchies, from egg sandwiches and pizza bagels to made-to-order deli fare.
Caramanda's skilled bakers can whip up freshly baked cupcakes in maple pecan and caramel banana cream or sumptuous butterscotch and peanut butter chunk cookies for carryout. The bakery also employs skilled 3D cake-makers, who can morph fondant into a dragon for a birthday, or create a pair of wearable cake gloves for an upcoming boxing match.
Great Harvest’s breads, which are baked with premium whole wheat, come in many flavors that change daily. Customers can nuzzle with a delicately sweet loaf of honey whole wheat any day Monday–Saturday, or make playful puckering faces at the artisan European sourdough any day Tuesday–Saturday. Win over a paperclip-stealing office mate by picking up a soft bundle of cinnamon chip bread to share before work on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. On most days of the week, gluten-free loaves are also available. For those preferring breaded delights that are easily juggled, ogle a variety of muffins, scones, and tea cakes. Creative connoisseurs can stop by the Palomar location to top their choice of bread with premium sandwich meats and veggies ($3.60–$4.90 for a half sandwich, $6.40–$7.95 for a whole).
Brides to be know that beauty is in the details; that’s why for the last quarter of a century, affianced women have come knocking at the door of Mondelli's Bakeshop where an experienced cake decorator meets bridal clients’ specifications with carefully applied swirls of icing and frosted flowers. Besides custom-cake appointments, the bakers put their attention to detail to use by stocking up the bakery counter with specialty breads, iced cookies, and the shop’s popular chocolate-sundae cake. Bakers also craft an array of donuts and pastries that are rolled, cut, fried, and iced by hand, allowing clients to bite into still-warm treats without consuming them during steamy morning showers.