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The Best Bagels West of New York–Big Bang Bagels

Posted Mar 03 2011 12:48am

Hola Bloggies:

How has your Wednesday night been?

I spent mine buried in a pile of paper doing my taxes. All I can say is thank-goodness that tax time only comes once a year!

In the end, I figured out I was going to get another tax refund!!!

Grand total? $22.13!!! wlEmoticon nyahnyah The Best Bagels West of New York–Big Bang Bagels

HA! I think it’s safe to say that the score now looks like this –> Government of Canada 1 – Karen 0

 

Bagel Love

If you’re a long time follower, you know that I love bread . In all it’s forms. Yours truly has a pure unadulterated love affair with carbs in all their bready goodness!

Likewise, you also know that I have a soft spot for the Rocky Mountain resort town of Fernie, British Columbia .

Put the two together and you have one very happy Toronto Girl West! wlEmoticon smile The Best Bagels West of New York–Big Bang Bagels

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Even on a grey winter’s day, the main street in the town manages to be cute as a button.

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Lately, I’ve found yet another reason to visit the lovely downtown area. You see, I’ve discovered Big Bang Bagels .

And let’s just say I kind of heart the place! wlEmoticon redheart The Best Bagels West of New York–Big Bang Bagels

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When you walk into the small corner store, you’re greeted by a list of about two dozen freshly baked bagels, an open kitchen, and homey surroundings.

There are so many delicious choices (and great locally brewed coffee too) but lately my stand-by is a plain whole wheat bagel with a bit of regular cream cheese.

To. Die. For.

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Their bagels are made fresh in-house throughout the day. In fact, you can often see the (exceedingly friendly) workers making a new batch in the back.

Today, I got to talking with one of the girls at the store and she explained that Big Bang Bagels has been in its present location for a little over two years. Before that, the owner rented out some kitchen time in a nearby pizza shop. The owner, made a name for herself by selling her wares at farmer’s markets and similar events; eventually she realized she was popular enough to start her own place.

And based on how busy it gets over lunch time, I can honestly say that Big Bang Bagels is a resounding success!!!

In fact, during the busy times they’ll often sell 1000 bagels in a day! wlEmoticon surprisedsmile The Best Bagels West of New York–Big Bang Bagels

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Their bagels are subtly crispy on the outside and incredibly chewy on the inside. In one word – they’re bagel perfection.

In fact, I’m pretty sure that once you have a Big Bang Bagels there’s no going back. I’ve been wrecked to the world! wlEmoticon winkingsmile The Best Bagels West of New York–Big Bang Bagels

Bottom Line: I can’t recommend this place enough! The food is delicious. The workers incredibly friendly. The coffee, beautifully roasted. The atmosphere, decidedly Fernie (read: laidback and cute). What’s not to love!?!?!?!

 

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Question: Are you a bagel person? What do you like in yours? Better yet, have you ever made bagels? Care to share the recipe?

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