I Tried A Rainbow Bagel. Here's What Happened.
Start writing a post

I Tried A Rainbow Bagel. Here's What Happened.

Do they taste as good as they look?

I Tried A Rainbow Bagel. Here's What Happened.
Maddy Ng

As soon as I saw the throng of articles popping up on my Facebook feed about a bagel shop in Brooklyn selling rainbow-dyed bagels, I knew I had to take the opportunity to go and try one while living in New York City.

Scot Rossillo founded The Bagel Store with the idea of creativity always being on the menu; he’s been making these colorful creations for over two decades.


Due to his rainbow bagels only being made in small batches, Rossillo’s team can’t keep up with the demand of orders coming in. This memo is currently posted on the store’s http://www.thebagelstoreonline.com website: “We are no longer taking reservations, everything will be on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee to have any product in stock at any time after our viral videos. Thank you for your patience and understanding.” Before this memo, rainbow bagels were available to be shipped nationwide as well as delivered locally. However, if you want to be notified when they open for more orders again you can submit your contact information to their list http://www.shop.thebagelstoreonline.com here.

On Saturday morning, I ventured to one of the two locations of The Bagel Store with a couple friends to try this new food trend. When we arrived outside the small shop around 8:45 a.m., there was already a small line forming- proof that their latest social media exposure is making an impact on business.

I ended up ordering not only a rainbow bagel with strawberry cream cheese, but also a bacon, egg, and cheese on a plain bagel for the sake of comparison. For some reason, my rainbow bagel’s color was more of a strange tie-dye looking concoction rather than a beautiful Play-Doh creation, but that was okay with me because the strawberry cream cheese was delicious.

One of my friends went the trending route of getting the rainbow bagel with funfetti cream cheese, but also went for something savory and less recognized, but just as good with a bacon, egg, and cheese on a “cragel.” Cragels are another invention of The Bagel Store; they call it a cross between a croissant and a bagel. I ended up wishing I had gotten a cragel despite the almost extra dollar it costs. My plain bagel was still delicious, but after having a bit of the softer and thinner cragel, I was sold.

My other friend went with their tofu cream cheese on both of her bagels (rainbow and plain with avocado) and liked it a lot. The added variety of cream cheeses and spreads is a bonus for the store. They range from cannoli and cookies and cream, to spinach and artichoke.

I was happy with my experience at The Bagel Store overall, but be aware that prices are steep for bagels and the cost adds up pretty fast. They also only accept cash payment and have an ATM available right in the store in case you are surprised by all that you accumulated while your eyes wandered the menu.

I may go back to the store again, but next time it probably won’t be for their rainbow bagels, but rather their variety of cream cheeses and cragels. At the end of the day, my friends and I agreed that the rainbow bagels were Instagram worthy and beautiful, but they didn’t taste all that colorful.

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

The Birthplace of Basketball

The NBA Playoffs are here. It’s kind of funny that my history kind of started out in the same place that basketball’s did too.


Basketball was originally created by James Naismith, a Presbyterian minister who taught P.E. at YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. He invented the new game to keep the young men occupied inside during the winter. Borrowing ideas from rugby and a game he used to play as a boy, “duck on the rock”, he thought of nailing up boxes to throw a ball into. He couldn’t find boxes so he used peach baskets instead. The rest of the rules he made up in about an hour.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Met You At The Wrong Time

At least, that's what I keep telling myself.


I met you when I was in middle school and I thought boys still had cooties. I wore flared jeans, Aeropostale shirts, and had the dorkiest braces ever. I cared about what other people thought of me, and I definitely cared a lot about what you thought, too. You were older, and your friends made fun of me when I talked to you. I pretended it didn’t bother me, but it did. I sat two rows in front of you in class, and constantly tried to think of reasons to talk to you. Your hair was a curly mess. It still is. You graduated from middle school a year before me, and I missed you. I don’t think you even knew my name.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Problem With The NBA

Is the NBA losing to College basketball for some sports fans?

New York Times

The annual ESPY award show put on by ESPN was created to reward athletes from around the world for their hard work, skill, determination and more. When Former NFL superstar quarterback Peyton Manning was hosting the ceremony, and in the opening of the show, he absolutely shredded NBA champion Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors to create what many sports fans called a “super team.”

Keep Reading... Show less

Why I Don't Believe In Religion

I used to be comfortable with religion, but now I'm uncomfortable.

Rebecca Jarrett

I’m not one of those people who doesn’t believe in God because“if there was a God, why would He let such horrible things happen?” Saying that because sometimes bad things happen, there must be no benevolent higher power, to me, makes about as much sense as saying that because sometimes it gets dark, there must be no light.

Keep Reading... Show less

In Honor Of Mental Health Awareness Month

An open discussion on how much we need an open discussion on mental health awareness

Ashley Wen

Odyssey recognizes that mental well-being is a huge component of physical wellness. Our mission this month is to bring about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community. Let's recognize the common symptoms and encourage the help needed without judgement or prejudice. Life's a tough journey, we are here for you and want to hear from you.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments