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L’Oven Fresh delivers best store-bought bagel
March 21, 2022
A baked good that few can deny: the bagel. It’s a fan favorite for good reason, with endless flavor and topping combinations to choose from. Some may prefer a plain bagel with butter. Others may go for a blueberry bagel with cream cheese. My personal favorite, however, is the everything bagel.
It’s hard to go wrong with a bagel known for including everything you could ever want as a topping. It’s become so famous that seasonings have been made just to recreate what the everything bagel can offer, such as the Everything But the Bagel seasoning sold at Trader Joe’s.
A solid everything bagel isn’t hard to find in the Omaha, with the various bakeries and delicatessens in the area. I’m not here to discuss which of these local options is my favorite, but rather which brand of store-bought everything bagels is the best. After much trial and error, I have concluded that L’oven Fresh produces the superior store-bought everything bagel.
What truly sealed the deal for me in this decision was the quality of the everything-ness. Many other store-bought bagels I’ve tried seem to be lacking in their seasoning. When the amount of sesame seeds outnumbers the other ingredients by a significant amount, the everything bagel can quickly turn into a boring sesame bagel with a few other flavors barely present.
L’oven Fresh understands the proper ratio of sesame seeds to other ingredients, and the result is a well-balanced and flavorful seasoning. Aside from the toppings, the quality of their bread is second to none. Upon first opening, I was pleasantly surprised by the doughiness of the bread. While other store-bought brands reveal their staleness early on, these bagels can last many days in the kitchen without going bad.
L’oven Fresh has also taken care of those who prefer a toasted bagel. An issue I’ve experienced with other store-bought bagels is the fact that the toppings fall off while in the toaster, effectively eliminating some of the precious everything flavor.
However, L’oven Fresh’s toppings are secured well onto the bread surface, and there is minimal fallout after being exposed to the toaster. This makes for a fulfilling eating experience, confidently knowing that your bagel is meeting its full everything potential.
For those looking for the next item to add to their grocery list, go straight to the bread aisle and pick up a bag of L’oven Fresh everything bagels. These doughy treats are everything a bagel should be and more.