It seems a bit of an indulgence to blog about bagels two days in a row, but my last post seems to have hit somewhat of a widespread bagel-craving nerve, so perhaps it's not so indulgent to bring everyone up to date on later events: to put it simply, I got my bagel fix this morning, and in fact at several points during the day.
The winner of my bagel kronor was the Gothersgade location of The Bagel Co. It was a bit hole in the wall, but in a good way. The selection was not the widest but wide enough, and the price, while not cheap, was not as high as I feared I might have to pay. I got four smaller plain bagels, two larger sundried tomato bagels, and two larger bagels the contents of which I almost immediately forgot, but it looks like some sort of cheese bagel.
The goal was to keep them through the day, and then enjoy them at home for a late lunch today, and breakfast tomorrow, but who was I kidding? The first smaller bagel was a goner as soon as I was at school and had bought my morning coffee. The second smaller bagel became a snack in the lunch break. The third and fourth smaller bagel made it home for Thor and I to enjoy for late lunch, this time with the proper toppings of cream cheese and lox. At this point, we were both far too full for dinner...but not too full to each have one of the larger bagels as a late night snack.
The verdict: very good bagels. The plain was a bit sweet, but otherwise perfect. The texture of a fresh bagel is sublime. The sundried tomato bagel was also quite good. The other type I'll have an opinion on once I've tried it.
The next step, when the craving for bagels comes around again, is to try the place googled by Neil, and the place recommended by Kelly, both of which were a bit off of the path from home to school, but on the path to other places I frequent. The other next step is to start making my own, using recipes from Fourlegged and Helen. The step before all of this is of course to get to sleep in order to make the wait for that last breakfast bagel that much shorter.