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Mazál Bagels: NY in Madrid, Why Not in Puerto Rico?

Mazal Bagels is part of The Adios Puerto Rico, Hola España Trip Report. Read TPOL in Madrid: Why A Second Residency?


A residency trip requires two components: 1. Cultural immersion in a new city. 2. The comforts of home. In my Madrid residency, I have tried to balance both (see Best Tapas Madrid: No Budget Cuts HereJunk Burger Madrid: Way Better Than Shake Shack). The reason I have gone to fewer Spanish restaurants and more diverse places (see A Taste of China, Hong Kong, and Japan…in Madrid) is because the aforementioned ‘comforts of home’ are not available in my home, Puerto Rico.

When I see a place that sells NY bagels and mimosas, I have to stop in. I ordered an everything bagel with turkey and a jug of OJ & bubbles. With each bite, I wondered why I had to take a plane to find an American bagel instead of driving down the street. Even the eggs were fluffier than the imports to Costco.

a sign on a building a plate of food and a glass of liquid two glasses of yellow liquid a bagel sandwich and chips on a plate

Overall

I can go on about the quality of Mazál Bagels but I will not because I don’t want to be upset when I return to Puerto Rico and read about how the most basic of foods is not available.

 

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. What are they charging for an everything bagel in Madrid? It doesn’t look as the product at Beach Bagel, but the going rate in NYC is $1.50. Thanks Uncle Joe.

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