The Bagel Nook: Home of the Overload Bagels


A not-so hidden gem in Freehold, New Jersey has completely changed the bagel game. The shop opened with the mindset to put a creative and original twist on everyone’s favorite breakfast item: bagels. Whether it’s cheat day or Sunday morning, you’ll find locals travelling from all directions for a sweet, savory treat. Travel Channel, Buzzfeed, News 12 New Jersey, The Food Network, Tasty, LIVE With Kelly and Ryan, and other networks have showcased the shop’s spectacular creations. 

You might ask, what exactly is an overload bagel? If you head to their instagram page, @the_bagel_nook you’ll find a plethora of fun colored, sugary, sprinkle-topped, glazed bagels with great dollops of uniquely flavored cream cheese stuffed between the slices. If bagels aren’t your thing, fear not because the shop also serves french toast, donuts, omelets, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, bakery items and coffee. For lunch, there’s salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and more.

Fruity Pebbles French Toast
Courtesy of The Bagel Nook


Back to breakfast. Let’s talk about the mouthwatering cream cheese flavors:

  • Cool Ranch
  • Nutella
  • Pistachio Vanilla
  • Vanilla Milkshake
  • Espresso Fudge
  • Bacon Ranch
  • Smores
  • Ghost Pepper
  • Cannoli
  • Fudge Brownie
  • Crumb Cake
  • Cookie Dough
  • Peanut Butter Fudge
  • Peanut Butter Swirl
  • M&M Chocolate Chip
  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip
  • Bacon Cheddar
  • Blazin Hot Ranch
  • Jalapeno Cheddar
  • Bacon Scallion

Crumb Cake Cream Cheese? Fudge Brownie? Ghost pepper? Where do I sign?! Now, let’s talk crazy bagels to pair your favorite cream cheese with.

  • Oreo
  • Fruity Pebble
  • Coco Puff
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Tie Dye
  • Dorito
  • Flaming Hot Cheetos
  • French Toast
  • Blueberry French Toast
  • S’moreo Bagel
  • Fudge Brownie
  • Jalapeno Cheddar
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s Bacon BBQ

S’moreo Bagel, Fudge Brownie Bagel, Dorito? You don’t know until you try!

The Bagel Nook has the classics as well, like Poppy, Cinnamon Raisin, Salt, Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, Plain, Garlic, Everything, etc. (plain and The Bagel Nook should never be used in the same sentence together!).

We mentioned coffee before, but didn’t want to spoil the surprise. Nook Coffee Roaster presents heavenly, delectable flavors like:

  • Apple Crumb Cake
  • Blueberry Crumb Muffin
  • Chocolate Nightmare
  • Maple Bacon
  • Bananas Foster
  • Bumpin Pumpkin
  • Birthday Cake
  • Cookies n’ Cream
  • S’mores
  • PB&J
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Vanilla Bourbon
  • Vanilla Bean

You can purchase coffee bags and K-cups onlineand get your treasured java fix delivered every 7, 14, 21, or 30 days.

But wait! There’s more!

Let’s say you don’t live in NJ or relatively closeby to Freehold. You can have every single one of your guilty pleasures sent to you, all thanks to goldbelly, a website on a mission to deliver your favorite foods to your door. That’s right, you can have 1 dozen Oreo bagels, 1lb Oreo cream cheese, and Oreo cookies transported right to your doorstep just in time for the morning news and coffee, or dinner. Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?

The next time you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, head to The Bagel Nook opened Mon-Sat 6am-3pm, and Sun 6am-2pm. 

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05 Aug 2019