Video Of The Week — Rainbow Bagels Anyone?

By Meera Dolasia on February 15, 2016

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Photo: The Bagel Store/ Instagram

The fact that New York bagels are delicious is undisputed. After all, who can argue with the incredible taste of the freshly-made hand-rolled delights that are available at the city's numerous bakeries. So how does one improve something that is already perfect? By adding a splash of color or in the case of The Bagel Store, multiple colors.

The Brooklyn-based bakery has been rolling out 'rainbow' bagels or what owner Scott Rossilo refers to as the 'world's most beautiful' bagel for two decades. However, though extremely popular with the locals, the rest of the world is just discovering them.

Photo: The Bagel Store/Facebook

Rossilo says that creating the bagels is so complex that the store can bake just 100 every five hours. To put it in perspective this is the same amount of time it takes the team to make 5,000 ordinary bagels. Since a bagel this gorgeous cannot be eaten with just ordinary cream cheese, the bakery has created a smear that features colorful funfetti. As a happy customer quips, "it is like eating cake for breakfast!!"


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  • fantomsky26
    fantomsky26Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm
    This looks so cool I didn't think they could get those colors in bagels or anything that has gluten. It's so pretty and colorful.🍞🌈😍
    • love3307_03
      love3307_03Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:38 am
      That looks so good! Wish I had one now!😍
      • doughnutgirl1
        doughnutgirl1Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:48 am
        They are SO GOOD.They are like doughnuts seriously.The 9 coloured one is SO SWEET AND YUMMY.Believe me. I went to new york last year and tried them at a sort of bakery shop and they were GOOD man.
        • doughnutgirl1
          doughnutgirl1Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:43 am
          • charlieWednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm
            it is reallycool
            • RandomGirlWednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm
              I cannot believe that most people are just discovering these amazing bagels they should be famous and known
              • Cutie PieWednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:25 am
                • chickenfriedric
                  chickenfriedricWednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:15 am
                  when he cuts it it looks so satisfying
                  • Record ScrapeWednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:17 am
                    dang daniel i want one of those bagels
                    • Michelle07Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:31 pm
                      Is that a donut?

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