February 15, 2012

Absolute Bagels

Have you ever had one of those dreams where it feels so real that you wake up and think it actually happened? I've had my fair share of those, including the ones most Sunday nights where I end up saving the world by fighting off zombies (most likely due to watching The Walking Dead).

Anyways, I had one of those dreams last night and it has left me in a bad mood. I'm hoping that some pinning and reality checking will turn my day around, just in time for me to sit through 3 hours of science lab. Ok ok, I'm trying here people. Maybe thinking of all of the love yesterday from Valentines Day will help? I can't see how it wouldn't...

Yesterday was super low key. Confession: I basically forgot it was Valentines Day. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I usually build everything up in my mind before each holiday and then get disappointed when nothing goes according to this plan that I haven't told anyone else about. Makes total sense.

For Breakfast, we walked to Absolute Bagels near campus. Many swear that these are some if not the best best bagels in Manhattan, including Travel & Leisure. While I'm still partial to Lenny's, there is no denying that these are pretty darn good. They are smaller but still doughy and chewy.

Absolute really shines with their cream cheese selection. They have containers full of homemade cream cheeses like strawberry, bacon & cheddar, and sun dried tomato among others.

I opted for what I consider to be an 'Anti-Valentines Day' combo: toasted onion bagel with garlic and herb cream cheese. Lucky for me, my boyfriend got the exact same thing. Boy did we smell after this.

The rest of the day was spent working, eating candy, and just hanging out. I really loved how low key it was. I didn't even buy cards, take that Hallmark!

How did you all spend Valentines Day? Do you like to celebrate in sweat pants at home or dress up and dine out for a fancy dinner? Regardless, I hope you had a great day and felt the love!

Absolute Bagels
2788 Broadway
(Between 107th & 108th)
(212) 932 - 2052

*Tip: If you head up, down, or over to Absolute, stop by Westside Market at 110th. It's my favorite market in NYC for fresh salads, sandwiches, etc.*

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  1. i'm kind of blown away by that cream cheese selection. not that i like cream cheese, it's just really incredible.

  2. Could there be a less-appealing name for a food? Speculoos Spread. The great tasting, nut free 100% vegan all natural caramelized gingerbread cookie


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