When it comes to eating bagels, there are many different methods and styles. Here are 7 ways to prepare a bagel, starting with traditional methods and moving towards more…let’s call them “unique and innovative” methodologies. Some of these might shock (and horrify) you!
1. Closed Sandwich
Sliced into quarters and eaten like a normal person. This is how the majority of humanity consumes their bagels.
2. Open Faced
Instead of slicing into quarters, slice in half and eat open faced. Another popular, normal way of eating a bagel.
This method is what makes double-sided toppings so important. If you’re going to eat your bagel as two halves, you need toppings on both sides! Otherwise one half will be a plain bagel.
Instead of putting anything on the bagel, you simply rip-and-dip a fresh bagel.
Popular consumption style in Montreal, where the two main shops St. Viateur and Fairmount only sell whole bagels and tubs of cream cheese.
4. mobious strip
A mathematician has calculated how to “Cut Your Bagel The Mathematically Correct Way” – which apparently is a Mobious strip, a surface with only one side.
It’s highly impractical, but looks cool! Watch the full video here:
5. St. Louis style
Today I introduced my coworkers to the St Louis secret of ordering bagels bread sliced. It was a hit! pic.twitter.com/XNGbljtpYz— Alek Krautmann (@AlekKrautmann) March 26, 2019
This is where things start to go off the rails. In 2019, Twitter user @AlekKrautmann posted the above tweet, proudly displaying how he had two boxes of Panera bagels sliced like bread.
The internet erupted
There were plenty of detractors:
- New Yorkers horrified by ‘crime’ of bagels sliced like bread
- The ‘St. Louis-Style’ Bagel Slice Is Now Our National Shame
And a few brave, contrarian defenders:
- All Praise the St. Louis Bagel and Its Infinite Potential
- Yes, Sliced-Bagels Are A Real Thing, And No, They’re Not The WORST
6. Multi-sliced bagel
TikTok is a wild, lawless place. Sometimes, it can be utilized for good. Other times, for evil
This preparation method – a cousin to St. Louis Style, with better intentions and execution – is an example of when TikTok can be used for good…
The actual BEST way to eat a bagel no joke it’s DIVINE ##FYP ##foryou ##foryoupage ##bagel ##amazing ##yummy♬ original sound - Maddie Goetz
…and this peeled bagel is an example of how it can be used for evil. MAJOR Buffalo Bill vibes. Lox her up and throw away the key!
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