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Bloomington Bagel Company

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Bloomington Bagel Company
Restaurant Type: Breakfast, Lunch
Open Date: 1996
Address: 113 N. Dunn Street, 7th & Morton, 913 S. College Mall Rd.
Phone: (812) Dunn:333-4653, Morton:349-4653, Shoppes: 339-4653
Current Owner(s): Suzanne Aquila
Manager(s): {{{manager}}}
Hours: Dunn St.

Mon-Sat: 6am-7pm <br.Sun: 7am-5pm

Morton St.
Mon-Sat: 7am-4pm
Sun: 8am-4pm
Mon-Sun 7am-5pm

summer hours
Dunn St.: Mon-Sat: 6am-7pm
Sun: 7am-5pm
Morton St.
Mon-Sat: 7am-3pm
Sun: 8am-3pm
Mon-Sun: 7am-5pm

Website: {{{homepage}}}

The Bloomington Bagel Company, which is often abbreviated BBC, is a restaurant that specializes in serving many flavors of bagels. There are three locations: the first is on Dunn Street, just north of Kirkwood Avenue; the second was opened around 2003 and is located in Regester Place, on the corner of Morton Street and 7th Street. The newest store was opened in 2008 and is located at 913 S. College Mall Road in The Shoppes.

Bloomington Bagel Company is Bloomington's FIRST on-site scratch bagel bakery. BBC Bagels are boiled and baked using only the highest quality ingredients, following scratch kosher recipes from NYC's historic Bagel Baker's Local #338!



The Dunn Store

Plain, Blueberry, Cinnamon Raisin, Chocolate Chip, Egg, Poppyseed, Garlic, Everyseed, Onion, Pretzel, Salt, Cinnamon Sugar, Jalapeno Cheddar, Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, Asiago Cheese, 11-Grain, 11-Grain Everyseed, Local Honey & Wheat, Sesame
Seasonal Bagels: Pumpkin, Cranberry Walnut, Kalamata Olive


Cream Cheese Based: Plain, Light Plain, Sun-Dried Tomato, Green Olive, Chive, Honey Toasted Almond, Jalapeno, Lox, Artichoke Gouda, Garlic & Herb, Light Berry, Light Veggie, Light Spinach, Light Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Swirl
Seasonal Schmears: Pumpkin, Kalamata Olive
Non-Cream Cheese Based: Butter, Margarine, Honey, Hummus, Peanut Butter, Nutella


Build Your Own

Meats: Roast Beef, Roasted Turkey, Smoked Turkey, Smoked Ham, Corned Beef, Salami, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad
Cheese: Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, Pepper Jack, Muenster
Veggies: Lettuce, Spinach, Tomato, Sprouts, Green Peppers, Jalapenos, Cucumber, Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onions, Sauerkraut, Carrots, Capers, Banana Peppers, Black Olives, Avocado and Pesto extra
Condiments: Mayo, Fat Free Mayo, Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Mayo, Yellow Mustard, Spicy Brown Mustard, Honey Mustard, Thousand Island Dressing, Tabasco Sauce, Oil, Vinegar
substitute whole wheat bread

Baker's Picks

Egg Salad Bagelwich: Made from scratch with Hungarian paprika, dill and wait...we can't give out all of our secrets!
Lotsa Lox: Cream Cheese, Nova lox, sliced tomatoes, onions and capers.
Kosher Bagel Dog: Kosher beef hot dog wrapped in bagel dough with cheese and baked to toasty perfection.
Hummus-A-Tune: Our delicious hummus with your choice of veggies.
Veggie Bagelwich: Your choice of schmear or cheese with as many veggies as you'd like.
BreakfastBagel: Egg and your choice of cheese. Add bacon, sausage or ham at an additional cost.
Willa's Choice: Smooth peanut butter with strawberry or grape jam.
Veri Veggie Burger: Gardenburger with your choice of cheese and veggies.

All sandwiches excluding breakfast bagels include a dill pickle spear


Chopped Garden Feta Salad: Fresh greens topped with red and yellow bell pepper, fresh dill and feta cheese. Served with balsamic dijon vinaigrette.
Garden Feta Side Salad: A mini-me version of our classic Garden Feta.
Cranberry walnut Side Salad: Gorgonzola crumbles, fresh cranberries and walnuts all on a fresh bed of greens. Served with our homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
Chick Bacon Ranch Salad: Chicken breast strips, crumbled bacon, cheddar-jack cheese, tomato wedges and more on a bed of crunchy lettuce. Served with ranch dressing.
Salmon and Feta Salad: Seasoned salmon fillet, atop a bed of fresh greens, peppers and crumbled feta.
Fresh Fruit Salad: Fresh cut cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, rasperries, grapes and more!
Fruit and Yogurt Fandango: Layer upon layer of vanilla yogurt, fresh blueberries, peaches and raspberries served with a side of granola to mix in.
Nova Lox, Egg salad, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad: Buy them by the half pound.


Croissants, Cinnamon Rolls, Scones, Brownies, Peanut Butter Brownies, Rice Crispy Treats
Muffins: blueberry, cinnamon coffee cake, lemon poppyseed, lowfat orange, cranberry walnut, pumpkin
Homemade Cookies: chocolate chip, Reece's Pieces, M&M, oatmeal raisin, frosted sugar bombs, black & white

Coffee, Etc.

Coffee Selections: Baker's Blend, Proprietor's Choice, Estate Decaf, Hazelnut
Cappucino: espresso, steamed milk & frothed milk
Latte: espresso, & steamed milk
Mocha: Ghiradelli chocolate, espresso, steamed milk & whipped cream
Hot Chocolate: Ghiradelli chocolate, steamed milk & whipped cream
Chai Tea: a savory b;and of spices, tea & milk
Tea: featuring a full selection of Numi teas
Your choice of skim, 2% milk or soy milk, add flavored syrup to any size drink


The Morton Store

Bagelwich Platters: Sliced bagels or bread, meat, cheese, veggies & condiments, all plattered to visually entice.
Bagel Platters: Beautifully plattered bagels of your choice. order a 1/2 lb. or more of our homemade schmears on the the bagels don't feel "naked".
Lox Platter: Sliced bagels, Nova lox, cream cheese, tomatoes, onions & capers. Tastes like New York!
Dessert Platters: The best cookies in Bloomington, our famous muffins, mini bundt cakes, brownies scones or dessert bars.
BBC Box Lunch: Bagelwich, bag of chips, homemade cookie, fruit & condiments. providing the carbs/fuel for local collegiate teams!
Beverage Service: Coffee with you bagels? We can do that too! Or would you prefer hot or iced tea? Let us know, we'll bring you cups, creamer, sugar, stirrers and all the trimmings. our thermal carafes will keep your coffee or tea piping hot!
Orders can be placed online. Please allow 24 hours for most orders. Free delivery for orders $30.00 or more.

Philanthropy and Community Outreach

The Bloomington Bagel Company is proud to support and sponsor local organizations such as the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Cardinal Stage Company, IU Auditorium, IU Recreation Sports. The BBC also sponsors events such as the Bloomington Pride Film Festival, Ride Your Bike to Work Day, Jill Behrman Run for the Endzone, and the Lotus Festival. Additionally, the BBC supports Team Zachary-a foundation devoted to lymphoma research.

All money accepted in the BBC "tip" jars is donated to a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Little 500 sugar bombs

In 2006 a monthly event that is now referred to as T-BAGeLs was created to reach out the Bloomington's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The event is held after the store closes and bagels, schmear, coffee and soda is provided free of charge to those who attend. The event was created in response to the need to create a social atmosphere for the GLBT community that takes place outside of bars and away from alcohol. This event was also created to bridge the gap between Indiana University students and non-students.

Every couple of months a new local artists' work is displayed at the Dunn and Shoppes locations. Past artists have included Yelena Photography, Deborah Klein's Dimensional Illustrations, Sleeping Dog Studios, and metal and ceramic work from S.K. Quigley.

Miscellaneous Information

The BBC offers a wide selection of traditional food for Jewish holidays. Every Friday and Saturday fresh challah (plain, raisin or cranberry) can be purchased in large or small braids. Pre-ordering is recommended as they tend to sell quickly. Other foods include whitefish salad, macaroons, hamentashen, matzo ball soup and matzo for Passover.

Colorful sugar bombs are made into festive shapes for all holidays and can be specially ordered for any event. Some of the most popular cookies of the year are jersey shaped bombs in Little 500 team colors.

A traveling bagel

Bloomington Bagels have traveled around the world. The store has a large collection of photographs that show customers and their bagels on vacation; many of these photos have been preserved on store tables for all to see. Bringing in one of these photographs earns the customer a free dozen bagels of their choice.

Wooden nickels earn the bearer a free naked bagel or a 95 cent discount on their purchase. These wooden nickels can be earned by answering the daily trivia correctly (only at Morton and the Shoppes locations), at special events, and at some businesses (such as apartment complexes.)

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