Bagelicious- Gluten Free Bagel Sandwiches and Smoothies

Closing in on its one year anniversary, Bagelicious, in Hawthorn, is well on target in cinching recognition as one of Melbourne's Best Bagelry.

Bagels here are kin to its New York cousins- soft and chewy with a distinctive 'bagelly' crust. Baked fresh everyday, there are 12 styles to choose from; traditional bagels and gourmet variants, such as Spinach and Parmesan and Za'atar, and sweet bagels like Cinnamon Raisin and Blueberry.

The Mexican Chicken with Gluten Free Bagel and gluten free bagel chips. Gluten-free and Dairy-free
Bagelicious has a gluten free bagel option! The gluten free bagels are sourced from Choices Gluten Free, a family-owned bake shop, in New South Wales, who specializes in gluten and wheat free products. Their gluten free bagels are also free of major allergens such as dairy, egg, soy, nut, sesame and corn. This means their products are suitable for people with multiple food allergies and intolerance. 

It is important to note that the gluten free bagels are not simply gluten free bread shaped like a bagel. Choices Gluten Free bagels are done just like wheat-flour bagels- boiled then baked to achieve that exact bagel perfection. It is delicious. For the people who have gone years without a gluten-free bagel, this would definitely satisfy their hunger and curiosity.

The Reuben with Gluten Free Bagel. Gluten-free and Dairy-free
After you select your bagel, you go on to choose the sandwich style.

Bagelicious is widely praised for its maddening tasty bagel sandwich fixings. The Mexican, a festively spiced grilled chicken breast with avocado, aioli and greens, is a crowd favorite. The Roast Beef, Smoked Chicken Pesto, Reuben and Halloumi are reviewed favorably by Zomato users as well.

With the price point around 12 bucks for a bagel sandwich, you can afford to go experimental and try different kinds of bagel and filling pairings to your hearts content.

Go rogue with Bagelicious' Peanut Butter and MM's with Blueberry Bagel. GF option available.
The Roast Beef Classic on cheese bagel. Gluten-free option available. 
If you have a student card, the value of an epic feed is even better- Bagelicious has a student menu. Upon presentation of a student card, any bagel and choice of coffee and cold drinks would be $5. This goes for $10 if you want a breaky bagel and $15 for hot gourmet fillings. All complete with drinks in the package.

The most excellent spread! Bagel madness.
Having locked down six years of experience in Melbourne's hospitality industry, Owners Yanni and Iky know that to be successful, they have to understand the pattern of customers and what they want. The Bagelicious shop on Glenferrie Road, with its proximity to a university, receives patronage from a young demographic looking for affordable, scrumptious food with an eclectic side that stand out.

Bagelicious delivers well and beyond that. Its setting is minimal and cosy, staff are quick and friendly, and there's free wifi to boot. A highly returnable place for fast casual dining.

Pea soup, special of the day and gluten-free bagel chips.
In addition to the bagel sandwiches, Bagelicious makes healthy superfood smoothies, iced coffees and soups. There's something for everyone. For the evening crawlers, starting June, Bagelicious' trading hours are lengthened for nighttime grazings. A new menu is slated to offer customers  dinner bagels, including a burger bagel. 

The anticipation in the air for this to happen is palatable...can hardly wait.

Thank you Yanni and Brennan +Burgers of Melbourne  for the invite!
Bagelicious is located at 646 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne, VIC
Also in Elsternwick
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