Bagels aren’t the only breakfast food available, but they are the only one that doubles as the steering wheel of a tiny bread car. It’s your kitchen and you can drive if you want to with today’s Groupon: for $11, you get a bagel package at Bethesda Bagels in Dupont Circle (up to a $23.99 value). The package includes:
- A baker’s dozen of bagels (a $12.99 value)
- Two tubs of house-made cream cheese (up to a $5.50 value each).<p>
At the newest Bethesda Bagels location, skilled bakers hand-roll New York–style bagels to their proper texture—crunchy on the outside and chewy within. Varieties range from cinnamon raisin and pumpernickel to plain bagels covered in poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or pinecones. Packed tight into 8-ounce tubs, more than 15 flavors of house-made cream cheese complement toasted dough rings with spreads such as chive, honey raisin walnut, and roasted red pepper.
From asiago cheese to orange cranberry, Bethesda Bagels has a flavor for every bagel eater to pair with spreads such as chive or lox cream cheese. The handmade bagels can be ordered one delicious bagel or mini bagel at a time or by the baker’s dozen. Along with the namesake menu item, Bethesda Bagels also serves all-day breakfast, plus overstuffed sandwiches, pizzas, and other snacks, including fancy cookies and their more casually dressed cousin, the muffin.