Invented as a lubricant in 1872, cream cheese allowed aristocrats to don elegant bagel rings with ease at haughty ostrich races and caviarball fights. Celebrate the fancy fusion of bagel and cream with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get a dozen bagels and an 8-ounce tub of cream cheese at Nancy’s Bagel Grounds in Crescent Hill (a $12.67 value with tax).
Owner Nancy Haner Grantz is a native of Louisville who learned to make bagels in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, using complex algorithms and proton-propelled centrifugal cooking methods. In business since 1996, Nancy’s Bagel Grounds has been slinging cream-cheese-covered flavor discs to a growing group of bagel-powered customers. In addition to a special of the week, Nancy’s offers a menu of 12 bagel flavors: spinach-feta, tomato-herb, pumpernickel, onion, garlic, cinnamon-raisin, salt, poppy, sesame, plain, multigrain, and everything. Though your Groupon is not valid for lox cream cheese, you can smear your bagel up with one of eight cream-cheese flavors (plain, jalapeño, honey-walnut, strawberry, spinach, herb, blueberry or veggie) to complete the circular union of flavor and nutriment.
Unlike beagles, bagels can be taken skydiving and don’t make a mess on your carpet. (Beagles infamously never put their Legos away.) Use this deal to dine on freshly made, chewy bliss-discs in Nancy’s laid-back, retro atmosphere.
Valid only at Nancy's Bagel Grounds on Frankfort Ave.
In 2009, Nancy's Bagel Grounds was voted as having the Best Bagels by Louisville magazine's readers. Six Yelpers give Nancy's Bagel Grounds an average of four stars, and 95% of Urbanspooners recommend it:
Nancy's Bagel Grounds
A mere scone's throw from the boutiques, art galleries, and upscale restaurants of Frankfort Avenue, Nancy Haner Grantz lures diners with aromas of Argo Sons Coffees and fresh-baked cookies and brownies. Inside her shop, more than 13 bagel varieties—including spinach feta and rosemary parmesan—join forces with unique cream cheeses of jalapeño and honey walnut. Flavorful sandwiches and whole-wheat wraps complement Nancy's homemade soups, which are served hot year-round, Gazpacho available summer months, and frozen during Ice Ages.