Keeping Bagels Fresh

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Goldbergs

guywithbagelPicking up fresh bagels from Goldbergs is always a treat, but how do you make that magic last even longer? Our bagels go quickly, but sometimes you end up with extras, and wasting them would be a crime! Here are some tips and tricks to keep your Goldbergs bagels delicious for days.

Contrary to popular belief, refrigerating your bagels will actually make them go stale more quickly. You should store them in plastic bags at room temperature, or freeze them immediately. Make sure your bagels aren’t still warm when you put them in bags or they will get soggy. When you’re ready to enjoy a stored bagel, dampen its exterior with a paper towel or sprinkle with water and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Another option is freezing your bagels. Frozen, they will keep for 3-4 months in an airtight bag. Don’t forget to pre-slice them! Another “cool” face about freezing bagels: they don’t even need to be thawed before toasting. Easy!