Bagelsaurus

1796 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

Elizabeth and I started our morning early by going aqua-jogging at 7am (it’s the coolest thing ever—you’re all invited to try it out with us!), and then meeting up with Tina at the T station to go to Bagelsaurus around 8:30. It’s a small shop in Porter Square that sells bagels and bagel sandwiches from 7am until they run out, which is why we wanted to get there on the early side (that, and the fact that we still had to go to class later).

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I tried the Classic Jumbo sandwich with ham, which came with an over-medium egg, cheddar, and mustard butter. I got it on a sesame bagel, which had an incredibly chewy inside with a slightly crunchy shell. The sandwich tasted like a typical breakfast sandwich at first, but the mustard butter definitely made it stand out — it provided the perfect tangy kick to make it immediately more memorable than any other breakfast sandwich. Gooey eggs also never hurt.

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Elizabeth got the T-Rex sandwich on a pretzel bagel, which came with banana, almond butter, honey, and bacon. I took a bite of hers, and it was amazing. “I really enjoyed my sandwich.  Banana, nut butter, and bacon is an awesome combination of heartiness and saltiness,” Elizabeth agreed. “The pretzel bagel itself was phenomenal too, but the best part was the housemade almond butter.  My only complaint was that the pleasant saltiness of the whole sandwich at the beginning became more and more overwhelming towards the end.  But overall, it was delicious, and I would get it again any morning.”

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Tina tried the Eggspanola sandwich on an onion bagel, which came with an over-medium egg, Maplebrook feta, pimenton aioli, and parsley gremolata. “Although each bite caused the eggs and feta to start squishing out the sides of the bagel, I still really liked the way the aioli, egg, and feta blended to give a creamy yet tart flavor!” Tina explained. “Also, the egg was just a tiny bit oozy at the yolk—perfect.”

Overall, Bagelsaurus was an amazing way to start the morning. It’s a bit pricey (around $8 for a sandwich, or $2.50 for a single bagel), but I guess it’s worth the unique sandwich components (like mustard butter, almond butter, or pimenton aioli that we could never find in a dining hall). You might have to wake up a bit earlier than usual to snag a bagel before they sell out, but I promise that it’s worth the trip! 8/10