Legend has it that 50 years ago, two brothers from Brooklyn made their way west with one objective: to bring NYC-style bagels to the left coast, where no good bagels had gone before.Legend has it that 50 years ago, two brothers from Brooklyn made their way west with one objective: to bring NYC-style bagels to the left coast, where no good bagels had gone before. One brother settled in SF, the other in LA, and they began selling their plain bagels for 10 cents each. Fast forward 50 years, and House of Bagels is still going strong as a city institution that brings the best freshly baked bagels to the Bay.
Stop by House of Bagels to start your day off right with a toasty bagel with cream cheese, breakfast bagel with egg and cheese or "Jen's True New York Lox Bagel" with cream cheese, tomato, capers and 4 ounces of lox (that's a lot). But remember that breakfast options are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg at ye olde House of Bagels. In addition to bagels, this place bakes all its own breads (including challah, rye and pumpernickel), plus pastries and cookies like hamentashen, peanut butter, and oatmeal. For lunch, there are plenty of hefty Jewish deli-style sandwiches like the Special (hot corned beef, chopped liver, swiss, cole slaw and Russian dressing on grilled rye) or the turkey reuben. And trust us, these sandwiches deliver the goods. Inside tip: ask for your bagel or sandwich served open face for your blissed-out chewing convenience. And for your jaw's sake.
Jen's True New York Lox Bagel, $11.65
House of Bagel's Special, $8.60
Breakfast bagel, $3.90
Bagel with plain cream cheese, $2.60
Daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.