The Skeptical Consumer: A Brief Bagel Update

I recently wrote about the respectable bagels at Common Roots on this blog, and I have a brief piece celebrating those same bagels in the current or upcoming issue of Minnesota Monthly.

That said: I have found another way to obtain good bagels in Minneapolis. Step one: go to Rainbow at Dupont St. and Lake St. Step two: go to the freezer section. Step three: buy Bagels Forever bagels, four for 88 cents. Step four: eat ’em.

Bagels Forever are the bagels I grew up on in Madison, WI. I always had a complex about liking them so much, figuring that because they were made in Madison, they weren’t “real,” and couldn’t be “good,” despite the fact that they’re delicious. Living in New York and hunting down the best bagels I could find led me to conclude that while Bagels Forever aren’t world-class, they’re not at all shabby, either. They’re definitely worth savoring.

2 Comments so far

  1. Chris (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 9:40 pm

    James you speak the truth. That place on University Ave in Madison was wonderful. I will have to check out the freezer version…

  2. Michelle (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 10:31 am

    I love Bagels Forever! YUM! I haven’t had one of those since I was growing up in Milwaukee.

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