Benny’s Bagels is a kosher bagel shop located five to eight minutes away from campus down Frankford Road. It sits in a strip mall just before the Hillcrest junction and is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Drinks can be obtained from the freezers or soda machine, and there is a comfortable amount of seating available. But if the only coffee options are hazelnut or regular, what is the real fix to be obtained? It is, of course, the bagels, with savory options that are straightforward and tasty.
The menu’s most amusing option — my chosen dish — is the pizza bagel. Though I got it on a plain bagel, it can be ordered on any type of bagel, which makes room for some interesting combinations. It was straightforward, chewy and filling. As it turns out, pizza ingredients pair perfectly with Benny’s Bagels, though this is no slight at the cream cheese options available.
Overall, Benny’s Bagels is a quintessential morning stop. The staff are friendly, and the bagels are good. And though there isn’t a great variety of drinks nor any truly bizarre bagel types, one can be assured that when they walk into Benny’s Bagels, they will get good food in whatever form they desire.