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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  1. What is New York City famous for?
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  • chaserThursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    The bagel looks good but I don't like to eat things I don't know how to spell.
    • iluvllamas1223
      iluvllamas1223Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:36 am
      i had rainbow bagels once
      • That guy...Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:13 pm
        • montemorris11
          montemorris11Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:56 am
          looks good
          • montemorris11
            montemorris11Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:56 am
            • moldTuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:57 am
              omg no gmos
              • puppylover046
                puppylover046Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:15 am
                OMG THOSE LOOK SO GOOD!
                • GooFriday, May 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm
                  I think the bagels are un healthier. Thought they are colored the color might not be good for us. Also all that dough can contain to much sugar. But it looks cool
                  • GooFriday, May 19, 2017 at 11:55 am
                    I think the bagels are un healthy. I think it's un healthy because bagels are sweet to me but if I'm wrong drop that thumbs up on yo boy goo. Also all the colors they might use corn syrup and that's not good for the human body. But the cool thing is looking at all the awesome colors. There fore I think the bagels are un healthy but cool
                    • montemorris11
                      montemorris11Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:57 am
                      bagels are good

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