Looking for a bagel in the “Eternal City”? Here’s where to find it!
If you haven’t already noticed it on my blog, soon you’ll find out that I am a huge food fan. Good food, I mean. I was born in Italy and that says it all. But being a gourmand includes the basic notion of curiosity, that’s why I’ll never confine my eating habits inside my boot-shaped country. So I won’t be that trivial to recommend you places to eat my national food only. Of course I will, but this is not the case.
Some years ago I moved to New York City for work. I already knew american food, but when you’re abroad you are always offered the chance to try something as charming as unknown.
That’s how I fell in love with bagels, those incredible bread rings made of yeasted wheat dough, which taste incredible pretty much with everything. Before moving to America, I confess I knew nothing about them but I made a little research: history tells us that bagels were brought to UK, Canada and U.S.A. by some jewish immigrants from Poland.
Today they are incredibly popular as well as other american delicacies such as Cesar salad and cheesecake. While living in the United States, I became literally addicted to bagels, especially in their classic breakfast version with cream cheese. So my first concern when I came back to Italy was to find a way to remind my palate that fantastic flavour.
But whether it’s simpler to repeat a Cesar salad or cheesecake experience at home, it looks a little harder for bagels: legends say that the secret of that flavour is hidden in the New York City water used during the boiling process.
Fortunately there’s a place which opened in recent years (Thank God!) which became my “Little American Paradise” in Rome. It’s called Bakery House and it’s located in the Trieste neighborhood, a central and residential area very easy to reach by bus or subway.
There are many things I like about Bakery House: first, the “cozy atmosphere” you’ll find inside (I love the vintage furniture!); second, the social appeal (the table positions against the wall, come with tablets to take “gourmand selfies” with your friends); and last but not least, the food that is simply… fantastic.
You’ll find different menus for the different meals of the day (Just to mention: pancakes, French toasts and bagels for breakfast, chicken nuggets, classic burgers and soups for lunch and dinner). On Saturday and Sunday it’s also possible to access a tasty brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Is there anything else to add? No. But if you’ll need other details about the menus and the opening hours, just have a look below.
Bakery House Rome
Corso Trieste 157 b/c, Rome – Italy
Tel. (+39) 06 94 37 78 41
Mon – Thu 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Fri 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sat 9:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sun 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Via Riano 11, Rome – Italy
Tel. (+39) 06 88 80 55 26
Mon – Thu 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Fri – Sat 9:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sun 9:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.