Jan. 15 marks one of the first food holidays of the year, National Bagel Day and — just like last year’s cheeseburger day, doughnut day and cookie day — restaurants across the country are celebrating with special deals.
Up until the 1960s, bakeries made the bagels by hand. Daniel Thompson invented the bagel maker, and thus the man versus the machine-made bagel debate began. As with many baked goods, some will always prefer the homemade versions. But who has time?
This is the first year that the bagel hasn’t had to share it’s day with lox. So celebrate with your favorite bagel, toasted or not, and try something different on your bagel.