1850 Friedensville Road
Bethlehem, PA (near Hellertown)
Hours: M-W 6 am-3 pm, Th-Fri. 6 am-8pm; Sat-Sun. 7-3pm
Where is your favorite spot to get a bagel? I've discovered a few out-of-town spots that I love to visit as I can...one of my new favorites is Village Bagel in Warrington, PA because of their generous-sized, flavorful specialty bagels or Fill-a-Bagel in Jenkintown, PA because of their great store-front, delicious bagels and La Colombe coffee. In addition to these recommendations, Bagel Barrel in Doylestown, PA, is another that not only offers a great product but the community-friendly feel that accompanies it.
This is what stands out to me at Bagel Basket. Offering a wide assortment of on-premises freshly baked bagels, the typical line and full tables show that it is a favorite morning stop for many local residents. One of its best features is the outdoor seating under their porch. On a side road in Hellertown, it feels tucked away, providing a serene setting for a chat with a friend or reading the morning paper.
Although I've heard mixed reviews about their bagels, my husband and I are among many who enjoy an opportunity to stop by. Bagel Basket can win the local prize for the vast assortment of flavored cream
|Annie Energy Bagel w/peach cream cheese|
Bagel Basket is also open for lunch and their sandwiches sound delicious--besides cold deli sandwiches, they serve a variety of hot sandwiches served on a bagel, croissant, ciabatta, wrap, kaiser roll, white, wheat or rye bread. Their combos come with a pickle and a side of pasta, macaroni, potato salad or coleslaw. Finally, they always have a few homemade sweets (scones, magic bars, cookies and more!) hanging around the register that I haven't tried, but look enticing.
While Bagel Basket can feed for your family year round--beat the coming cool season and take a book or a friend over to the Bagel Basket to start your morning right.