Bagels are among the most versatile torus-shaped food, equally flavorful whether bedaubed in butter, covered with cream cheese, or hung upon a maypole before the opening ceremony of a child's lacrosse tournament. Rejoice in multitalented cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bagels and other delectable edibles at Ize's Deli and Bagelry in Rockville Pike, Maryland.
The personable eatery serves up a varied menu of deli delights, boasting breakfast, lunch, fish platters, party subs, party bagels, and desserts in its husband-and-wife-owned, friendly confines. Snag a platter of kettle broiled, freshly baked bagels and cream cheese ($3.75), prepared Old World–style with crisped skin and a soft, airy inside perfectly matched by Ize's handmade spread, or take a romp through delicious greenery with the garden salad ($6.95) sporting a plethora of verdant varietals. Fish platters come adorned with imported cheeses, fresh veggies, capers, and cream cheese with your choice of smoked water residents and accompanying bagels ($14.95), while midday meeting munchers and ravenous revelers alike will embrace the party platters and decadent dessert trays. Answer the daily trivia question correctly and lasso two free bagels ideal for immediate chomping or saving for impromptu rounds of edible horseshoes.
Ize's Deli & Bagelry
Though they sound like names for Paul Bunyan's fists, redwood and burlap are two of the key components for crafting bagels at Ize's Deli & Bagelry. When Angie and Lee Greenberg move their bagels from a broiling kettle to a stone oven, the two materials work to form a pleasantly crispy bagel exterior. Angie and Lee also prepare handmade spreads and cream cheeses to schmear their doughy creations in flavors like strawberry and scallion. This process is a family endeavor—Angie's parents assist in the kitchen to ensure that all bagels are prepared in small, fresh batches.
Guests seated in the cozy dining area reap the benefits of the Greenbergs' lunch and breakfast labors. In addition to their New York–style bagels, the owners serve up omelets, knishes, soups, and deli sandwiches stacked with savory meats. On some of the sandwiches, they swap bread for the venue's namesake: the Empire, for example, features layers of hot roast beef, cheddar, and horseradish mayonnaise on an onion bagel.
Though the staff delights in passing out meals to their countertop customers, they also arrange artful platters for catered events. The gourmet smoked-fish platter nestles lox, whitefish, and tuna salad amid lettuce and imported cheeses, and party servings of bagels and subs accommodate feasting groups.
11622 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852Get Directions