Bagels were saved from the dustbin of history after a frustrated inventor vowed that he'd eat his bread monocle if it failed to improve vision-test results. Look through the eye of edible history with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of bagels, deli sandwiches, and drinks at one of Bagel Boy’s two Brooklyn locations.
Assembling every order with fresh items baked throughout the day, Bagel Boy’s master doughsmiths supply a diverse array of breakfast foods and deli sandwiches. During the daily breakfast soiree, a roll plays host to eggs or egg whites ($2.75) while the guests of honor—bagels—mingle with a gallery of flavored cream cheeses, such as lox, vegetable, walnut, and strawberry. Pastry-chef Sherpas guide lemon-poppy and chocolate-chip adventurers to the tops of fresh muffins ($1.75) while a team of flavored croissants, including chocolate, cheese, and strawberry cheese, ($1.75 each) relays weather conditions and lends moral support.
For lunch, Bagel Boy stacks a variety of Boar’s Head cold cuts onto either bagels or its specialty sandwiches ($6.79), such as the Lumberjack, in which a layer of sun-dried tomatoes clothe a burly helping of smoked turkey and mozzarella, slathered in a honey-mustard or balsamic dressing. Meanwhile, a selection of regular and flavored coffees ($1.10–$1.75) and cappuccinos ($1.75–$2.25) complement one half of every bagel, whereas the other half is free to chase its dreams of becoming a Frisbee.