Let’s talk bagels, y’all – one of my favorite foods.
It is a privilege to be partnering up with my friends at Native Bagel Company today – a family-owned bagel, coffee, and sandwich shop located in Berea, Kentucky. The owners are a delight – genuine individuals that care about their product and their community. That’s what makes Kentucky so special.
All of their offerings are delicious and this is a place that you mustn’t miss. Doing so should be illegal.
They make their bagels like the New Yorkers do (which, as we all know, is the best method) – an 18 hour fermentation process to draw out maximum flavor. What makes Native Bagel Company special is that they add a Kentucky touch to the process. The secret? They boil the bagels in water infused with a touch of sorghum syrup. That makes this Southern Kentuckian want to hoot and holler! Yee-haw!
I want to make one thing clear: the country ham bagel panini is one of the most delicious things that I have eaten this year. It features Kentucky country ham, homemade jalapeño cream cheese, and blackberry jam. It mixes hip, stylistic flavor matching with the Appalachian cuisine that I love, adore, and was raised on — and I’m here for it. Fabulous.
Learn more about Native Bagel Company on their website, Instagram, and Facebook. They are located at 105 Boone Street in Berea, Kentucky. Their hours are M-F 7am-2pm, Saturdays 8 am-2pm. Tell them that JCP Eats sent you their way!
* FTC: This is not a sponsored post; all opinions are my own.