If you prefer to grab lunch at Cassidy’s Corner Cafe or The Bagelry over a fastfood place, you’re not alone. Experts estimate that almost 205 million Americans consumed bagels in 2019. And there are plenty to choose from. In this article, we’ll share the top bagel flavors and toppings, selected by bagel connoisseurs just like you as well as the easiest homemade bagel recipe this side of schmear.

The Top Bagel Flavors

According to Grubhub, who has delivered their fair share of bagel orders lately, the five most popular bagel flavors start with—you guessed it—everything. Here are the top five flavors. Did your favorite flavor make the list?

1. Everything

2. Sesame seed

3. Cinnamon raisin

4. Poppyseed

5. Pumpernickel

The Top Bagel Toppings

How do you top your bagel? Do you reach for honey or peanut butter? Maybe you prefer the zesty kick of lox? “Finely sliced smoked salmon garnished with a razor thin slice of tomato and red onions with capers makes an everything bagel really have it all,” says one fan of New Yorker Bagels. While lox didn’t make the top-five list, the five that did offer a simple yet perfectly delicious addition to your favorite bagel.

1. Cream cheese

2. Bacon

3. Avocado

4. American cheese

5. Butter

The Ultimate Bagel Experience: Homemade

The welcoming aroma of the local bagel shop is hard to resist. For residents at Park Del Amo Apartments, we have at least three shops nearby to enjoy. But nothing compares to a hot, fresh bagel pulled straight out of the oven. Good news! They are easier to make than you may think. Head over to sallysbakingaddiction.com for a simple but delicious bagel recipe.

Whether you grab fresh bagels by the bag or the batch, nothing beats the hardy, chewy, super yummy flavors of a bagel. And they make a perfect homemade treat to share with neighbors, too. Whatever time it is, it’s bagel time!