We love bagels and we love rainbows, now imagine a world where they live as one!
Now stop imagining. Bagels & Brew serves magnificent technicolor bites with every imaginable filling and it’s managed to make us fall in love with the circular confection even more. There are two locations, one in Lake Forest and another on Mission Viejo, but both serve up homemade, hand-rolled bagels with festive flair.
This Orange County establishment has over 25 varieties of bagels, ranging from the classic salmon and cream cheese to mouthwatering breakfast creations that involve crunchy bacon bits suspended in thick, whipped cheese.
Frequenting Bagels & Brew is also the most satisfying way to keep track of the time of year. Here, each season is honored with limited-edition bagel designs and fillings that reflect the season. There’s the Holly Jolly that comes with candy stripes and a touch of green to spread that Christmas cheer. For November, there’s the Thank-Fall variation which comes in warm autumnal colors with a turkey and cranberry filling.
Beyond bagels, there’s a decent selection of healthy salads to balance out elaborate, heart-stopping drinks like the Oreo Slide. No matter what mood you’re in, you can count on every food fantasy and dietary requirement being covered at these spots. Yes, that means there are tons of vegan and gluten-free options too!
So, if you find yourself in the neighborhood looking for a tasty spread of breakfast and lunch fare, then this family-owned business centered on fresh ingredients and customer service is worth a visit. What began as a dream in 1997, has become an adaptive local delight—so you can even have some of these beauties delivered to your door if you prefer.
21771 Lake Forest Dr, #100, Lake Forest
23052 Alicia Pkwy, Ste A, Mission Viejo
[Featured Image: Bagels & Brew via Instagram]