Kristi from Luna and Chloe Weddings recently created a custom bagel bar in her home as an homage to a favourite snack she enjoyed in her college days. What a fun, simple, and inexpensive idea this could be for a breakfast/brunch event or business meeting! And guests love choosing their own toppings. Yum. I love the idea of adding a small grill on the side of the table for guests who prefer to heat up their sandwich creations. A toaster, freshly squeezed juices or smoothies, and some bubbly mimosas would also be welcome additions to this breakfast spread.
This is what Kristi had to say about her bagel bar:
When I was in college (in a small Southern Illinois town), we used to head down to the strip on Friday and Saturday nights. Well, sometimes Thursday too. Anyway, each night on the main corner of the strip was the Bagel Man. Man, did we love this guy! Even more so after a night of drinking and dancing. He was always there with his charcoal Weber grill and a little stand that attached to the side of it with bagels for sale. And not just any bagels – oh no – these were bagels that were thrown on the grill and topped with just about anything you could imagine. One of my faves was a bagel with cream cheese, fresh chives, cucumber slices and sunflower seeds. Makes me sound so healthy…not so much anymore. To this day, I want to open a bagel cart! What a money maker it would be – in the mornings head into the corporate area, and in the evenings to the bars. I have even tried to talk Mr. Big into it…who knows, maybe one day I’ll be on the corner selling bagels (hehe).
So this is where my inspiration came from! While my little set-up is inside, with no Weber grill in site, it still is a bagel bar. How perfect would this be at the end of a wedding? Or on the morning of the big day for the bridal party? Or for an after the wedding brunch the next day…you get the picture. Even though mine was quite simple, I would go bigger for a real event, and include bacon, pancetta, fresh mozzarella, scrambled eggs, ham, and more…and of course the bagels would be grilled.
See more of Kristi’s great ideas at Luna and Chloe Weddings.
Images Courtesy of Luna and Chloe Weddings