By Just Your Average Joe
I am a HUGE fan of breakfast, so when asked to do this review, I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was. New York Bagels ‘n Bialys has finally opened a north Scottsdale location, making this location lucky number three. NYBB is located at 8876 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 100, on the northeast corner of Pinnacle Peak and Pima, right across from Mastro’s. The location is a little tucked back in the plaza but more than worth the time to find it.
If you are not already familiar with NYBB from their other locations, you will not disappointed when you walk in. The first thing that hits you is the pleasant smell of fresh cooked bagels. The décor is a modernesque version of the delis you hear about throughout NYC, including a city skyline stencil on the wall above the kitchen. There is plenty of seating abound, including a private room which is available for larger or private parties.
If you love NY delis, this is not a place to be missed. Their menu includes more than two dozen types of bagels and more than a dozen varieties of bialys, as well as omelets, egg specials, breakfast burritos, lox, French toast, pancakes, waffles, blintzes and more! If you’re a lunch fan, their sandwiches are stuffed full of meats and cheeses; choose from your standard corned beef, pastrami, tuna salad, Italian grinders, triple deckers, chicken clubs and more. Rounding out the menu are burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, salads and soups, assuring that there is something for everyone. Hot or cold, they’ve got you covered.
The only problem with a menu this exciting? Narrowing down what to choose. I finally decided on the Leo – a mix of scrambled eggs, lox and sautéed onion. Add an Everything bagel to that and you’re in for breakfast heaven. The turnaround time was quick, and my eggs were cooked perfectly, not runny but not over cooked either. The lox were excellent – not too salty, but still flavorful and the sautéed onions lent the perfect flavor addition. I opted for the veggie cream cheese which, like the bagel itself, is made from scratch and in house. The bagel was toasted to a golden crisp, and perfectly chewy. They are not kidding when they say fresh. Everything tasted like I had just made it myself… assuming I could learn to be an amazing cook and had everything delivered fresh to my home each day.
Would I make this a regular breakfast or lunch stop? H#%@ YEAH! Not only will it be a regular stop, I think it will be an every weekend stop. Catering is also a huge part of their business, so consider them for your office parties, holiday parties, birthdays, special dinners, and more. Need bagels in bulk? They have that covered as well.
Check out New York Bagels ‘n Bialys online at www.nybagelsnbialys.com. Better yet, just go by and grab a bite.
New York Bagels ‘n Bialys
8876 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 100