Originally on February 9, this weird holiday was moved in 2018 by Thomas’ to January 15 in order to avoid competing with National Pizzza Day. This holiday is also known as National Bagel and Lox Day.
Bagels (also spelled beigels) are ring-shaped bread made out of weath dough that is first boiled, then baked, which gives it its unique chewy texture. The hole in the middle serves two purposes: to make it easier to cook, and to allow for easy transport and storage by bakers.
Bagel and Lox is a popular Jewish dish that is common in New York City. The word Lox comes from the Yiddish work laks, which means salmon. Lox is brined and cured salmon that has been thinly sliced, and typically it’s eaten with cream cheese (called schmear, which is the German word for spread) on top of a bagel.
Bagels first originated by Jewish families in Poland in the 1300s, although they became mostly popular in the 1600s, when it became common to give bagels to women soon after childbirth.
An influx of Polish-Jewish immigration in the 1800s to the United States caused bagels to be introduced to New York City. In 1907, the bakers in New York City created the International Beigel Bakers’ Union.
Bagels were made by hand by up to four people to make a single batch until the 1960s until Danile Thompson invented the bagel maker. The bagel became popular across the United States in the 1960s by Harry Lender, his son Murray Lender, and Florence Sender, when they began freezing bagels. Murray also came up with the idea of pre-slicing the bagel.
In 1995, the first Einstein Brothers’ bagel store opened in Ogden, Utah. It eventually became the largest bagel chain in the United States.
Bagels are an easy bread to pair with various ingredient to achieve both sweet and savory dishes to satisfy your preferences. Here are the yummiest bagel combos for breakfast, lunch or dinner on National Bagel Day based on traditional pairings, flavors, and experimental combinations.
Homemade New York Style Bagel are just like the ones you get in New York City. Perfect crisp, golden brown from the outside, chewy and fluffy from the inside. These homemade bagels are easy to make on National Bagel Day!
This homemade vegan onion bagel recipe is just as delicious as it is fun to make! Peppery onion plant-based bagels are fantastic served as a vegan bagel sandwich for breakfast with tofu scramble or lunch with dairy-free cream cheese and all the fresh vegetables, especially on National Bagel Day.
This breakfast bagel sandwich with herbed cream cheese and smoked salmon, then topped with a runny egg will make you craving it every day. Choose a healthy whole grain bagel for a nutritious start of National Bagel Day!
Bagel Egg Boats are a fun, easy, and versatile breakfast recipe. Thick bagels are hollowed out and then stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheese, and other ingredients like bacon, salsa, or herbs. This is a great breakfast to enjoy on National Bagel Day!
These low carb bagels are flavoured with spicy jalapeno and topped with cheese. Baked with a Fathead Dough it is a cheesy, low carb delight with a hint of spice. You'll love these on National Bagel Day, and other days as well!
A delicious Everything Bagel recipe that makes a great breakfast bagel, especially on National Bagel Day. Topped with a bagel seasoning mixture of poppy seeds and sesame seeds, these everything bagels are so flavorful. Perfect with cream cheese or butter.
Ultimate Lox Bagel - an incredible lox bagel made with an everything bagel, scallion cream cheese spread, homemade lox, and ALL the toppings! Turn this into an amazing bagel bar for a light & refreshing breakfast/brunch option on National Bagel and Lox Day!
Just 5 INGREDIENTS needed to make these gluten-free, low carb bagels with almond flour fathead dough. They are easy, chewy, and delicious! If you want keto bagels or gluten-free bagels that taste great on National Bagel Day, you're going to love these.
Every good New Yorker knows bagels & lox are essential! This Gluten-Free Bagel with Vegan Carrot Lox & Cream Cheese recipe is just the allergy-free recipe you need to still enjoy the classic Jewish deli sandwich on National Bagel Day!
You won't believe how easy it is to make homemade vegan bagels on National Bagel Day! There's no need to let the bagel dough rise, boil the bagels in a water bath and no deep-frying involved. But you'll still obtain the most fluffy and chewy bagels!