Friday, October 28, 2011

Zabar's Toasting Bagel Giveaway!

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There are few foods as quintessentially "New York" as bagels. And there are few shops as quintessentially New York as Zabars, the 70+ year old Upper West Side institution. While bagel-love may spread across the nation, let's face facts, it's not easy to get a great bagel outside of the city. So when the folks at Zabars.com offered to give us two orders of their toasting bagels for our readers, we had to say yes!

First let's talk toasting. Some bagel purists may balk at the mere suggestion of toasting a bagel. Sure a fresh out of the oven bagel is just about perfect and ready for a schmear, but how often do you really get a fresh out of the oven bagel? And sometimes you just want that perfect crispy crunch of a toasted bagel. Zabar's toasting bagels are made from a special recipe designed for your toasting pleasure. "Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside - just like most New Yorkers." (Aw...)

So, how do you win an order of toasting bagels? Leave us a commenthttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif telling us about your favorite bagel toppings. How do you like your bagel? (I'm rather partial to lox or lox spread myself). You can get a bonus entry by liking us on Facebook and posting your response to our wall (if you already "like" us you can post to our wall and still get an extra entry). I'll come back and pick two winners at random (via random.org) so if you don't leave your info or some way to contact you, please come back Tuesday AM to see if you're a winner next week!

UPDATE: To clarify, one of the winners will be from Facebook and the other from the comments below. Good luck!

Fine print: Winner must live in the United States. Bagels will be shipped directly by Zabars. We were not compensated in any way for this post.

36 comments:

amy beth marantino said...

i like them toasted with a little cream cheese

matchagreeeen said...

everything bagel toasted with a thin layer of cream cheese and lox. :) yuuum!

kim said...

i like mine with almond butter.

Yin said...

I'm a plain gal -- a little butter and I'm happy :)

short stack said...

Toasted sesame bagel with butter, greens egg, extra sharp cheddar, and strip of veggie bacon = best Saturday morning treat!

Carmen said...

Sesame bagels with cream cheese!

K said...

Cream cheese and lox, YUM

Ren said...

Love my everything bagel with a veggie infused cream cheese (the CA girl in me always shines through).

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TT said...

everything bagel almost burnt with butter.

Adrienne said...

Vegetable cream cheese is my favorite. I've never had a Zabar's bagel! Would love to try and share with my family.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray said...

Love me a whole wheat bagel with butter and strawberry jam!! Mm could go for one right now. :)

Kat said...

Cream cheese is my favorite. I have never tried a Zabar's Bagel but I am sure that they are wonderful.
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Anonymous said...

Cream cheese and salmon!

ashleyd said...

Cream cheese, lox, and salmon

lady j said...

mmmm toasted poppy with lox spread and sliced tomato. i just ate lunch and now i'm hungry again. ooo or everything with hummus and cucumbers!

becky said...

Sesame bagel (not toasted) with scallion cream cheese.

Jacqui said...

An everything bagel with veggie cream cheese!

Drew said...

a fresh cinnamon raisin bagel, straight out of the oven, with a dab of butter that melts right away!

Kelli said...

toasted with peanut butter

mjrudy said...

Toasted everything bagel with CC and Amish market jalapeno jam!

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

Love sesame or pumpernickel with cream cheese, lox, cucumber & onion. Mmm...

Joan said...

I love my cream cheese plain, slathered on nice and thick. Yum!

mindyalyse said...

I love most bagels with cream cheese and lox. For some reason, I prefer rye bagels with butter.

lez said...

Lightly toasted sesame with a lot of lox and a tomato. Yum. --Leslie

Kevin said...

I usually go top(ping)less, but if I'm not paying for it, I'll gladly pile on some smoked salmon or whitefish onto an Everything or Garlic bagel.

Cindy said...

with pb and some honey

Duby said...

an everything bagel (or onione) toasted with Cream Cheese and Lox. Thats the way to do it.

However as a young adult - i found that the lox was kind of pricey - SO i started putting a slice of tomato instead - and surprise!!! it was great! So now, i can go either way :)

And thats my story :)

Samuel said...

Lox or cream cheese. never both

Nicole said...

Lox, tomato, onion, and capers - hold the cream cheese!

stylefriendly said...

I like toasted everything bagels with cream cheese or butter.

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Bianca said...

Tiny bit of mayo, parsley, lettuce and tomato. Yumfest 4000.

Shelby said...

Scallion cream cheese, tomato, onions, smoked salmon and capers. For sure.

Diana said...

I like everything bagels with just about any kind of cream cheese.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you for such a great giveaway! My favorite way to eat bagels is lightly toasted with Nova and lots of capers!

My email is:
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Khanh said...

I like toasted everything bagel with veggie garden cream cheese. Oh my!

Blondie and Brownie said...

@Carmen: you win! Please email us at: blondieandbrownie[at]gmail.com with your email address and shipping info so we can pass it on to Zabar's. Thanks to everyone for participating!