Kettering now has a nice little eatery that is quietly becoming a popular spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner and take out. It is called Barry Bagels, and if you miss The Bagel Cafe, you’re gonna like this place.
Lets get the scoop, before you get verklempt.
HERE’S THE SKINNY on BARRY BAGEL:
— Founded in 1972 by the late Barry Greenblatt, his family still owns the business, running 10 locations in Ohio
— The Kettering Barry Bagel store opened March 2017 and is located at 4313 Far Hills Ave, near the intersection of Shroyer and Far Hills
— Weekday hours are 6:30am-7pm, while Saturday is 6:30am-5pm and Sunday hours are 8am-3pm
— They boil and bake the bagels in-house, and have around 18 choices of Bagel flavors and about 8 different types of Cream Cheeses
— They roast and slice their meats on site, making for some delicious bagel sandwiches.
—Every bagel has the option of being toasted… and even buttered.. take advantage.
There are a ton of choices at this place, and after several visits, we have been through the menu and have come up with our patented “must eats.” So without further delay.. oy vey !
HERE ARE THE MUST EATS at BARRY BAGEL:
—LOX and CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH:
Lox are thin slices of salmon that are cured in a salt/sugar mix or a brine. It is not smoked. The salmon is a delicacy, not common in Dayton, but delicious nonetheless. The Lox are served in this sandwich with plain cream cheese and capers. You can add more toppings, but we found this simple combo to be one of the best sandwiches we have ever eaten. This is one of our favorite sandwiches in the Miami Valley. Try this unique “must eat.”
—SPINACH FETA BAGEL with SCALLION CREAM CHEESE:
Sometimes our Food Adventures become obsessed with feta, and this is another instance. Try the combo of the spinach bagel and the scallion cream cheese. Such a rich, deep flavor. Savor th is luxury.
—BLUEBERRY BAGEL with STRAWBERRY CHEESE:
Going overboard on berries is a great thing here. Try the strawberry cream cheese on the blueberry bagel. It is like a dessert.
—SESAME SEED BAGEL, TOASTED and BUTTERED with GRAPE JELLY:
Sometimes it is a childhood taste that sets your mood. The jelly on this toasted and buttered bagel works miracles for bringing you back in time.
—A VANILLA CINNAMON BAGEL with CINNAMON SWIRL CREAM CHEESE:
Again the combo of flavors is like a dessert. This is a dreamy treat for an easy Sunday morning or a Thursday afternoon pep-up. This will be a favorite combo of yours.. wanna bet?
— TUNA SALAD SANDWICH on an EVERYTHING BAGEL:
We added pickle, lettuce and tomato for a sandwich that is simply “refreshing.” The tuna salad, made daily on site, hit the spot. A perfect choice for lunch on the “go.”
—TURKEY SANDWICH with PROVOLONE CHEESE on a WHOLE WHEAT BAGEL:
A very filling roasted turkey sandwich. Add provolone and mayo, and the toppings finish the deal. Playing a sport later? You found your carb and protein fuel.
—PEANUT BUTTER and JELLY SANDWICH on a PLAIN BAGEL:
An ultimate kid indulgence good enough for adults too. Strawberry jelly is our suggestion. Such a gooey and good treat, bring an extra napkin for the ride home.
—MATZO BALL SOUP:
Where else can you get this stuff in Dayton? A Wonton soup like broth with a big matzo ball in the middle. Served very hot, so be careful. A simple, plain, yet delicate and traditional treat. Channel your inner New Yorker.
There you go – our Food Adventure faves…
Other honorable mentions include the Pastrami Sandwich and the Roast Beef Sandwich.
Is this the Carnegie Deli? No, but it is a solid choice for good bagels and a casual meal in or “to go.” The menu has some refreshing choices, including giant cookies and we all love Grape Fanta in a bottle !!
Barry Bagels is definitely “on a roll” with good food. Note – long lines may form on Sundays and during certain rushes. Be patient, it is worth it.
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