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 $8, you get $16 worth of bagels, spreads, and sandwiches at The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory. This Groupon is redeemable at two locations in Pittsburgh, 5885 Forbes Avenue and 5825 Ellsworth Avenue.
The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory is a dedicated independent bagel shop where well-rounded foodsmiths handcraft creative morning and noontime nosh. Freshly baked bagels ($0.99 for one; $4.50 for a half-dozen; $8.50 for a baker’s dozen) are available in more than 10 flavors; some 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 and spreadable companions including smoked-whitefish salad and Bubby's chopped liver, whose creamy taste gently reminds diners not to leave the house without a sweater. 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 are coffee and espresso drinks, such as the single-shot vanilla latte.
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.