Posted by Tristan on:
There is a joke I identify with that goes, “My parents are Jews, I’m more Jew-ish”. Which is why when I woke up this morning I was excited to use the fact that we were out of corn flakes as an excuse to try the new bagel shop at 1226 State Street. Ultimate Bagels, which opened just last week, is the idea of young entrepreneur Alex Weinstein. The atmosphere feels more like a coffee shop. With free wireless Internet Ultimate Bagels seems an inviting place to have a leisurely bite to eat and do a little work or studying. The menu starts with an array of bagels then you then choose your toppings a la carte. There is a selection of spreads, meats and veggies. My bagel came out to be a bit on the pricy side as I had lox, probably the most expensive thing on the menu. They were however not at all stingy with the toppings. There was plenty of cream cheese, fish, onion and cappers.
My one criticism is that at this point they are still working on consistency. Some bagels were nice and plump while others were on the small and skinny side. Being as they are hand made I trust that with practice the bagels will be more uniform and plump in the future. In spite of inconsistency they are good bagels. I took half a dozen to go on my way out and will be going back to eat again.
I like to see locally owned businesses on State Street. The fact that it is a young business owner makes me want to support Ultimate Bagels more. Having good food and a friendly attentive staff makes it easy. I wish Ultimate Bagels good luck and recommend stopping for breakfast or lunch.
Their web site is: http://www.ultimatebagels.com