Bagels have come a long way since arriving in the United States in the late 19th-century. Whether you like plain, blueberry, or cinnamon raisin, there’s a bagel (and schmear) for everyone.
But how did bagels become so popular? Bagels first arrived in New York City courtesy of Jewish immigrants from Poland. There, the business thrived. In fact an entire union was created to support the growing bagel industry. Mass manufacturing made it easy for the bagel fad to spread throughout the U.S. in the mid-20th century.
Today bagels have wide appeal. They are found on grocery shelves and corporate catering menus across the country.
To celebrate National Bagel Day, we pulled ezCater sales data to take a look at the country’s top choices. Here are the most ordered bagels from across the U.S. to help inspire your next breakfast catering order.
- Asiago Cheese
- Cinnamon Raisin
- Honey Whole Wheat
And every bagel needs a great schmear. So check out the seven most popular spreads to take your catering order to the next level.
- Honey Almond
- Garden Veggie
- Onion Chive
- Garlic Herb
- Smoked Salmon
Did your favorite make the list? Either way, your team will still enjoy a baker’s dozen at the next team meeting.
Celebrate National Bagel Day at your office.