Bagels!

I Love Bagels

I was eating a bagel this morning when a co-worker mentioned that yesterday was National Bagel Day. How could I have missed that?!

Anyway, I know it’s a day late, but I want to talk about the magnificence that is the bagel. I love all things bagel. Alright I know it’s not the healthiest thing to eat – way too many carbs on its own, let alone what you put on it. But I do love a good bagel every now and then. And so do the 204.9 million Americans who consumed bagels in 2019 (according to statista.com).

So, let’s talk bagels. The food-delivery service Grubhub put together a comprehensive report just on bagels, including top flavors and regional preferences.

According to Grubhub’s 2019 order data, the nation’s favorite bagel flavor is the “everything” bagel. The most popular topping is regular cream cheese.

Tell us about your favorite type of bagel and topping by leaving a comment!

Here are Grubhub’s findings:

Top Bagel Flavors In The U.S.

  1. Everything
  2. Sesame
  3. Cinnamon raisin
  4. Poppyseed
  5. Pumpernickel

Top Bagel Toppings In The U.S.

  1. Regular cream cheese
  2. Bacon
  3. Avocado
  4. American cheese
  5. Butter

When it comes to favorite flavors by region, the everything bagel dominated everywhere except the Midwest. Here are those findings:

Northeast

  1. Everything
  2. Sesame
  3. Garlic
  4. Salt
  5. Blueberry

Midwest

  1. Cinnamon raisin
  2. Poppyseed
  3. Everything
  4. French toast
  5. Blueberry

South

  1. Everything
  2. Pumpernickel
  3. Cinnamon raisin
  4. Asiago
  5. Blueberry

West

  1. Everything
  2. Poppyseed
  3. Garlic
  4. Chocolate chip
  5. Raisin

Finally, GrubHub determined which bagel orders rose most in 2019, compared to 2018, to determine the “trendiest” flavors and sandwiches nationwide.

Trendiest Bagel Flavors

  1. French toast: 153% more popular
  2. Blueberry: 136% more popular
  3. Garlic: 114% more popular
  4. Pumpernickel: 114% more popular
  5. Sesame seed: 103% more popular

Trendiest Bagel Sandwiches

  1. Egg and cheese: 489% more popular
  2. Bacon, egg and cheese: 347% more popular
  3. Bagel and lox: 253% more popular
  4. Tuna salad: 224% more popular
  5. Egg salad: 98% more popular

Meanwhile, ezCater, the nation’s largest marketplace for business catering, analyzed bagel orders nationally in 2018 to find the top bagel-loving cities in the country.

Here is their Top Ten:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Washington, DC
  4. San Jose, CA
  5. Atlanta, GA
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. Chicago, IL
  8. Philadelphia, PA
  9. Los Angeles, CA
  10. Phoenix, AZ

(According to ezCater, 40% of all of its bagel orders come from New York City. No surprise there!)

Bagels are of course somewhat regionally prized, such as in the North. Cities with the least number of bagels ordered in 2018 include Houston, Austin, Nashville, and Raleigh, according to ezCater.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy your everything bagels!

Best Regards,
Taylor

5 thoughts on “I Love Bagels”

  1. Bagels taste best during a cold morning and with a cup of joe ro wash them down. My only problem with this scenario is that I find my self holding my breath as I consume my cinnamon crunch bagel toasted with cream cheese.

    Oh God, I’m hungry now.

  2. OMY Kansas didn’t make the list. I like the cinnamon raisin bagel with reg. cream cheese. Add bacon, egg. and cheese to a plain bagel is good enough.

  3. I love the whole wheat bagels but can’t find in my area, toasted in toaster and covered with cream cheese, the best.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *