Bagel shops might not occupy every Salt Lake City, Utah, corner, however, two popular bagel shop chains, Einstein Brothers Bagels and Dunkin’ Donuts, continue to populate the state, along with one of Utah’s favorites, a locally owned bagel shop, Rich’s Bagels.
Known for creating an original bagel recipe that closely mimics east coast bagels, Rich’s Bagels is located in Sandy, Holladay and Millrock Park. With a wide variety of nearly a dozen different flavors of bagels and cream cheeses, customers are continually most satisfied–as proven on the web, with their signature bagel, the asiago cheese. Created from scratch, this bagel’s dense texture is accented with a generous portion of asiago cheese packed on top. Rich’s is open seven days a week, beginning at 6 a.m., except for an 8 a.m., opening on Sundays. With a friendly casual atmosphere between staff and customers, this makes it a great place for family and friends to gather.
For those who prefer a lighter textured bagel, Einstein Brothers Bagels is the perfect place to frequent. Numerous shops now line the Wasatch Front with 23 different flavors of bagels, including their thintastics, their gourmet topped bagels, and they also have a lengthy list of “shmears” to spread on top. Many business meetings are held often around their large and small tables. Days and hours vary from store to store.
Famous for their coffees and donuts, Dunkin Donuts also offers a small array of bagels (five to be exact) and cream cheeses. Also using a lighter textured dough, their bagels are a nice addition for those who want to enjoy something with less fat and sugar. Open seven days a week, store hours vary, however, the good news here is that most of their stores have longer hours, from way early in the morning to 24-hour-a-day shops. While the atmosphere is casual, businessmen and women make a strong presence here, most likely because of their locations found deep in the heart of many business districts