The national Bruegger’s chain has turned the bagel into the center of a complete meal, with sandwich choices, salads, soups, even a breakfast spinach-omelet filling. It’s a comfy place to sit and eat, or a convenient place to buy a big bag of healthy food for a long car trip. It’s hard to stand in line at Bruegger’s without changing your mind a few times. There’s just a lot more variety than you expect, from the multiple flavors of cream cheese to the array of chips and beverages. Still, the bagel’s the center which everything else revolves around. Even when that bagel’s square-shaped and flavored with parmesan cheese.
Winner of Best Bagel Store in the New Haven Advocate Best Of Readers' Poll 2012.