The bagel, like the circle from which it takes its shape, is a metaphor for life; it literally never ends. Enjoy eternally enticing eats with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bagels and more at The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory. This Groupon is good at The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory location at 5885 Forbes Avenue and at 5825 Ellsworth Avenue.
The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory is one of Pittsburgh’s family-owned independent bagel shops, and, as such, it takes the time to assemble fresh, creative morning and noontime nosh. Its freshly baked bagels ($0.89 each, $7.39 for a baker’s dozen) are available in more than 10 flavors. Some flavors are classic (such as sesame and poppy), some are mysterious (the “super”), but all are downright delicious and can be upgraded with toppings such as bacon, egg, and cheese ($3.75 with bagel) and spreadable companions including smoked-whitefish salad ($5.95). The menu also lists soul-warming soups, hearty deli sandwiches, and crisp chopped salads served with homemade dressings. To cleanse meats and grains from esophagi, there’s coffee and espresso drinks, such as a single-shot vanilla latte ($2.75–$3.95).
Yelpers give the Forbes Avenue location an average of three stars:
The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory
The proudly independent family crew that runs The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory brings the same commitment to tasty food and early-rising work ethics that made their bagels a local staple to their new Craig St. location. After baking their bagels, which include everything from savory onion to multigrain wildberry, the kitchen staff puts them to work, schmearing them with cream cheese concoctions or sandwiching them with deli meats including oven-roasted turkey and kosher salami. Custom blends of eggs, morning meats, and cheese gussy up handheld comestibles, while burgers flip from sizzling grills to challah buns dressed with toppings ranging from grilled onions and mushrooms to fried eggs and peach barbecue sauce. Staff also pull shots of espresso to add to steaming mugs that vanquish sleepiness from faces.