Saturday, June 6, 2009

Rolling Bagel Company: A Hidden Gem on Lancaster

If you've never tried a bagel from our own locally owned and operated Rolling Bagel Company then you haven't really lived. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an overstatement. You haven't really experienced Salem may be more like it.

Rolling Bagel is located in a little hidden alcove off of Lancaster. It is at the back of a parking lot surrounded by strip mall style offices from the 70's. You enter the parking lot next to China Faith Restaurant, just north of Market St. It is in a light purple building all the way at the back.

It's location doesn't seem to keep it from doing a brisk morning business, particularly with the law enforcement crowd. And you know that where the cops stop for break, there is usually great food.

The bagels are all made onsite and they are the best bagels I've had. Right up there with the bagel shops in New York City where they slather on cream cheese and wrap them up in aluminum foil.

Rolling Bagel also does a great soup bar with at least 5-7 different soups a day. They have biscuits, pastries, and sandwiches as well. Unfortunately, they are not open on weekends, currently. So make your way over to Salem's only real bagel shop on a weekday morning and check out the bagels, or buy some to go. It may look a little funky and be hard to find, but I don't think you'll regret it for a minute.


Gerri said...

I've been looking for a place with great bagels - closest I've found are at Winco LOL.

Thanks for this - I might go over there one of these days.

solarjinx said...

This is great, I've been telling myself to go in and try them ever since I saw the sign (over a year ago, gasp!) and now your blog has given me the proper nudge to do so. Thanks!

I heart bagels.

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