L.E.S. Bagels Opens in McKinley Hill, Fort BonifacioJanuary 2, 2019
- Mikka WeeWords
Deep in the heart of Fort Bonifacio is the magical land called McKinley Hill. Here, amidst the high-rise BPO buildings and the coffee shops filled with people on Apple products, an upscale residential area has successfully developed. Unsurprisingly, a crop of new restaurants, pubs, diners, and delis have also sprouted up in the neighbourhood to cater to the community. L.E.S. Bagels is the newest addition to this cluster of food establishments.
L.E.S. Bagles quietly opened its doors to the public only last August. Searching for them on Google yields only five relevant results.The place is so new, you won’t even find it on Munchpunch yet.
L.E.S. Bagels carries 10 different sweet and savory bagels and an array of more than a dozen types of cream cheese.
True to their namesake, the shop specializes in the New York staple of bagels and cream cheese. L.E.S. Bagels carries around 10 different sweet and savory bagels priced at PHP 40 each, and an array of more than a dozen types of cream cheese to choose from, which you can purchase by the tub, too.
The team behind L.E.S. Bagels comprises of Patrick Santos, Albert Besa, and Chef Cuit Kaufman. If those names ring a bell, it’s because they’re the same guys behind other New York-inspired kitchens such as Nolita and Borough.
Check out some of these L.E.S. Bagels creations:
L.E.S. Bagels also serves sandwiches, this interesting Egg Cream drink (which tastes like a chocolate milk soda), and a variety of yummy pastries (which was what Chef Kaufman was originally known for).
If you ever have a hankering for a bite of The Big Apple, hop on over to L.E.S. Bagels at McKinley Hill. Mix and match the bagels with the cream cheeses and insist on getting your food exactly the way you want it (just like a real New Yorker would). Does the sound of a Cinnamon Bagel with Apple-Cinnamon cream cheese make your mouth water? How about a Garlic bagel with Sundried Tomato and Basil cream cheese? I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry.
Will bagels be the next big food trend to hit Manila?
Like the Cronuts and Ramen Burgers of
three days ago the past, will Bagels be the next big food trend to hit Manila? Will we wake up one day to pastry shops and bakeries plastered with Try Our Bagels(!) posters? Does anyone else think it’s weird that they named a shop along Upper McKinley Road after the Lower East Side? Will they start making Cragels (Bagossiants?) now? Could this be the start of something new? Let’s wait and see.