Get a schmear, a sandwich and lots more at Original Bagel Bagel

by Tallahassee Table

The local, longtime eatery features a long list of breakfast and lunch items.

The Original Bagel Bagel has been tucked away in a small Pensacola Street strip shopping center for nearly three decades but we only discovered recently from friend, and FSU student, Avery Centrella (thanks Avery).

If you’re not familiar with this local bagel shop, we learned that owner John Stout was only 23 when he opened The Original Bagel Bagel in 1991. His father was in the military so even at that young age, Stout was well-traveled and had also worked in restaurants around the country.

Stout offers a huge selection that includes breakfast wraps, egg sandwiches and classic bagel combos like cream cheese and lox. He also offers lots of sandwiches including two dozen hot versions and six veggie picks, plus salads and bagels (which come from the Bronx) that you can take home. Pair any item with Lucky Goat coffee.

— Our Order: My husband and I ended up sharing three items and liked them all. A ham, egg and cheese sandwich is an open-faced sandwich, with a generous serving of sliced ham, scrambled eggs and provolone cheese baked in a 1,200-degree oven so it has those little toasty spots. The Reuben is packed high with corned beef, provolone, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on Pumpernickel rye swirl bread. The Bloomin’ Beef Sandwich brings thinly sliced beef, fried onions, melted provolone, a Southwest sauce and au jus for dipping. And we also took home a few bagels, with that desirable chewy, but not too chewy, tug. Whether you like a schmear or a dollop of hummus, The Original Bagel Bagel has you covered.

If you go …

The Original Bagel Bagel is at 2401 W. Pensacola St.; 850-574-1814

Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

This post from Tallahassee Table also appeared in Here’s Brunch from Florida Politics.

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Erik October 23, 2020 - 8:16 pm

John is the original mayor of Tallahassee’s restaurant scene and you won’t find better options for lunch and breakfast. Rbcc is a fav with potato salad, an option I’ve never pass up in my over 25 years food love affair. John has loyal customers because he consistently delivers consistency along with a great conversation. So many successful businessmen and women started there careers slinging rbcc’s, wine and cheese, and florida clubs.

Not to be missed when in the 850

Tallahassee Table October 29, 2020 - 2:28 pm

Thanks so much Erik! I really enjoyed The Original Bagel Bagel. So happy to have finally discovered the place. Thanks for your feedback!


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