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Bagels or doughnuts?

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  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 2,859 Member Member Posts: 2,859 Member
    For today's indulgence, I went ALL OUT.

    Everything bagel with lox the way the shop likes to make it.

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    Schmear of cream cheese (although I think they could use a bit less), tomato, generous portion of REALLY GOOD LOX, red onion, green onion, and capers. Since there was already too much cream cheese, a little more fat wasn't going to hurt, so I sprinkled on some of the little crispy crunchy cheese bits that fall off the cheese bagels and bake on the oven floor. They have a bowl out for customer use that they call cheese sprinkles. They also have a bowl of what they call "everything sprinkles," and that's what it sounds like - little bits from all the flavors that fall off before they get baked. That includes garlic, onion, salt, sesame seed, and poppy seed. They don't put raisins, jalapenos, or cheese on the everything bagels, but the do put cheese on the fire sticks (jalapeno dough with cheddar, but stick shaped not round).

    I need not say again, if given the choice of ONE, either bagel or doughnut, I'd walk right past the doughnut. I feel so sad for those here that would be unable to choose. You will go hungry while the rest of us get ONE choice :wink:
  • unstableunicornunstableunicorn Member Posts: 197 Member Member Posts: 197 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Let's say you have 300 calories to spend and you want something round with a hole in the middle made from flour.

    Bagel, or doughnut?

    My favorite bagel shop shut down about two decades ago. They just opened back up in November! I go once or twice a week. Nothing like a good, fresh bagel. It doesn't even need to be toasted.

    Of course if you add cream cheese you're probably looking at a lot MORE calories, but also some healthy fat and some protein.

    When people bring doughnuts to work, I have a relatively easy time avoiding them. Not my fave. But my colleague brought in some bagels the other day, and.... Yeah. I had to.

    My vote: Bagel EVERY time. sg5xhszogkp3.jpg

    Bagel, because my favourite are the thin variety—I can eat two for the calories of a regular one if I *really* wanted to.
  • notapilgrimnotapilgrim Member Posts: 132 Member Member Posts: 132 Member
    Bagel avocado toast on the regular, donut on rare special occasions.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 2,859 Member Member Posts: 2,859 Member
    Yesterday's bagel was on a poppy seed instead of an everything. Yummers. I also asked them to sub cucumber for the tomato they normally put on a lox bagel.

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  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 21,804 Member Member Posts: 21,804 Member
    J72FIT wrote: »
    Bagel for me, pumpernickel...

    Now I want a pumpernickel bagel and have no source for them here >.<

    I've actually been wanting to make pumpernickel bread and you've got me looking up recipes...

    I place donuts in the strictly "dessert" category. I can have a nice meal of a half bagel, cream cheese, and smoked salmon.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 2,859 Member Member Posts: 2,859 Member
    I stopped at the bagel shop on the way back to work from the post office. I stop if there's a parking space in the free parking area that's no more than a block or two from the shop. The parking in front of the shop is paid parking, at least for now. I was just going to get ONE bagel, maybe with a schmear, and maybe just a fresh, warm bagel. Well, they had day-old bags, and they had firesticks. That's the dough from a jalapeno bagel but not round, and it's got cheddar added before they bake it. Not only is that back a half dozen bagels, they tossed in an extra jalapeno, too.

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    I ate ONE. Just one. Yay! I might eat another, but I think I'm going to put them in the freezer. I should take a plastic bag to work after lunch and put some in the freezer THERE. This MIGHT keep me from eating ALL of them. Today. Because you know what? I want to SO bad.
  • dcresiderdcresider Member Posts: 1,065 Member Member Posts: 1,065 Member
    Bagels are the way to go. Who gets filled up on one donut anyway? Eat two donuts and you've already eaten as much as one bagel with cream cheese, plus I'm craving more. Give me a bagel any day.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 2,859 Member Member Posts: 2,859 Member
    You KNEW I was going to do it, right....

    Someone brought a box of doughnuts to work this week. I had the pleasure of looking at them when I made a cup of coffee from the 190-degree hot tap. Just grocery store doughnuts, to be sure, so not as tempting as really good ones. I considered a bite of the old fashioned or the chocolate covered cake doughnut, but it really wasn't hard to just move along.

    Today on the other hand:

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    Today's choice was lox on poppy seed. That comes with with CC, lox, red and green onion, tomatoes, and capers. I substitute cucumbers for the tomatoes. Mmmmmm......

    It's all I have eaten today, and I think I'll be full for quite a while. Seems to be a nice mix of carbs, fat, and protein. Too bad about all the sodium, but that doesn't bother me TOO much...

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  • ButtermelloButtermello Member Posts: 102 Member Member Posts: 102 Member
    With 300 calories? Half a bagel with a thick layer of cream cheese topped with a tomato slice and a sprinkle of salt. Yum!
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 1,301 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,301 Member
    As a Montrealer, my duty is to proclaim "bagels." They must be straight from the oven though. Toppings are not forbidden but, you know...why?
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 2,859 Member Member Posts: 2,859 Member
    Well, I finally did it.

    The shop owner told me several times that his pastrami bagel is really good. It just sounded odd. Cream cheese and pastrami? What the hell. I ordered it today. It's essentially the same as the lox bagel, but with a less sustainable meat than wild salmon. I even let them put on the tomatoes because I think that works better than the cucumbers I substitute on the lox bagel.

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    I mapped it out to about 550 calories, so, more like two doughnuts. So... one bagel or two doughnuts? BAGEL!

    I know. I already voted. But it's Sunday, and those bagels are so good.
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  • huangohuango Member Posts: 763 Member Member Posts: 763 Member
    mworeilly wrote: »
    I live in NJ, where the bagels are the best in the world and better than the doughnuts, so bagel.

    I love NJ bagels!

    My NYC in-laws think I'm crazy to prefer NJ bagels over NY bagels.


    But I'm a donut girl.
    I would choose the right donut over even my beloved NJ bagels.

    Love love NYC Doughnut Plant, especially the creme brulee donut,
    follow by the coconut donut.
    edited February 17
  • Safari_Gal_Safari_Gal_ Member Posts: 623 Member Member Posts: 623 Member
    huango wrote: »
    mworeilly wrote: »
    I live in NJ, where the bagels are the best in the world and better than the doughnuts, so bagel.

    I love NJ bagels!

    My NYC in-laws think I'm crazy to prefer NJ bagels over NY bagels.


    But I'm a donut girl.
    I would choose the right donut over even my beloved NJ bagels.

    Love love NYC Doughnut Plant, especially the creme brulee donut,
    follow by the coconut donut.

    Some of the best bread ever comes from Northern NJ!
  • ilfaithilfaith Member Posts: 16,450 Member Member Posts: 16,450 Member
    Bagels. Preferably an everything bagel with cream cheese and lox. Unless I am at Ess-A-Bagel in NYC, where I will always get raisin pumpernickel, and eat it plain.

    I am not a big doughnut fan. Maybe once a year I will be lured in by the "Hot" light at Krispy Kreme and get an original glazed. And maybe once a year I'll get a Boston Creme at Dunkin. Although craft doughnut shops have become a thing around here, with several having opened in the past couple of years, I never think about stopping in.
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Member Posts: 239,094 Member Member Posts: 239,094 Member
    My weakness, jam and fresh cream donuts.
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  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,510 Member Member Posts: 3,510 Member
    Between those two choices definitely a bagel though it'd likely be more than 300 calories once I piled cream cheese on it! I'm not a big doughnut person but recently had some great ones from a bakery, the chocolate with chocolate icing just might win between the two but your average doughnuts are an easy pass.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,287 Member Member Posts: 5,287 Member
    Paczki today. (The only time I will eat a filled doughnut.)
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 8,933 Member Member Posts: 8,933 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Paczki today. (The only time I will eat a filled doughnut.)

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh paczki are so much more than a donut. And yes, for me its also a once a year thing. For me, being Polish, it was last week for fat Thursday.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,287 Member Member Posts: 5,287 Member
    In Chicago, for whatever reason, it's become a Monday or Tuesday before Ash Wednesday thing.
  • ActionRZActionRZ Member Posts: 134 Member Member Posts: 134 Member
    I would most likely pick the bagel. Even with cheese, etc., I think much more benefit than a doughnut. Especially if your going to a work out after
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