Foodie Friday: Surf Bagel
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – What’s round, toasty, delicious, and a beloved breakfast staple? Bagels, of course! Some may disagree with Foodie Friday Host Hannah Cechini, but being a New Jersey native, they say it’s HARD to find a good bagel on Delmarva.
Hannah has been on the hunt since they moved here back in 2020. And, they’ve finally found it at Surf Bagel in Rehoboth Beach.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
While the namesake at Surf Bagel is baked fresh every day, it’s the same old recipe that keeps customers coming back for more.
“We have the same guys that have been here since the beginning making our bagel dough, baking them fresh each morning,” said bagel master Jen Bradour. “We do get new employees on and new staff on, and they’re trained by those originals, and use their original recipe. This is the same recipe they used 20 years ago at Surf Bagel. We don’t do anything different to the bagels, except for continuing to make them correctly.”
And, Bradour says it’s the customers’ smiling faces that keep the team going.
Surf Bagel’s Malibu Bunny bagel sandwich is as refreshing and delicious as its name is adorable. Building it, of course, starts with a fresh-baked bagel.
The bagel is gently toasted to a perfect golden-brown, before it’s laden with piles of freshness.
“And, just to be clear,” said Hannah, “It’s not a smear, it’s a schmear.”
Next comes crunchy Romaine lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and a generous heaping of half an avocado.
“It’s great,” said Bradour. “Goodness in every bite.”
“This tastes like home to me.”
And as Hannah took their first few bites of the Malibu Bunny, they knew they’d finally found the bagel they had been looking for.
Any bagel sandwich that starts with a good base, is bound to be good all the way through.
Foodie Friday Photog Mike was also impressed.
Surf Bagel Midway is located at 18675 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, Del. You can call them at 302-644-4822. If you go to check it out, tell the team that you saw them on Foodie Friday.