This is mmm-yoso!!!, the food blog. Kirk and ed (from Yuma) are out and about running errands today. Cathy was out and about running errands and this place caught her attention. She is writing about it today.
A few years ago, I was working in the Point Loma area on an Election Day. When I had time to take a break, I stopped in this parking lot on Voltaire Street, anchored by this Stumps Family Marketplace, a 'fancier' Market. The Mister and I now make regular trips here, mainly to purchase their various house made sausages, which are coarse ground and have just the right amount of spices.
It's a very nice market, selling a good variety of items and I would shop here regularly if I lived closer. On the same block, but around the taco shop and in the next parking area East (closer to Point Loma High School) I discovered this humble looking bagel shop.
It's owned and run by a very nice Asian family who make what I think are the best bagels in the County.
Eight tables inside the building. A limited menu. A limited number of bagels made daily- usually sold out before 1 p.m. (the store opens at 6:30 a.m. daily). Bialy (my favorite) are made on weekends only. Mini bagels available for 35¢ each. These are not huge, fluffy, chain store bagels; each one does have a hole in the middle. Handmade, with great chew yet soft and always fresh is what is served here. I have heard people say the bagels here are as close to New York Style as you can get on this coast.
Toasted and with butter is how I've always enjoyed a bagel. You can see the size on these smaller (6 inch?) paper plates. The Mister's (on the right) is his favorite- a salt bagel. Mine is a (wheat) everything (white everything is also available). (I order an everything as a default because I am easily overwhelmed when having to choose, and an everything has a bit of...everything... on it.)
What really sets these bagels apart from others is this- this is a photo of the bottom of each bagel. The 'toppings' are really 'surroundings' of flavor. Just perfect.
I hope everyone is have a good weekend!
PL Bagels 3704 Voltaire Street, Suite 107 San Diego 92106 (619)223-4788 Open daily 6:30-1:00