Guide to Greenwich- Bacon, Egg and Cheese

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Pictured is an inside look of a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese bagel from G*Ville Deli. Juliette Guice ’17

For the April edition of Guide to Greenwich, we surveyed Sacred Heart Greenwich students’ favorite spots to purchase a bacon, egg, and cheese (BEC) bagel. We traveled to Hand Rolled Bagels, Dunkin Donuts, and G*Ville Deli in search of the crispiest and most delectable BEC bagel.
Hand Rolled Bagels

Juliette Guice ’17

Hand Rolled Bagels, a petite bagel shop located in Rye, NY, is a favorite breakfast stop  in town because of its fresh, plump, and assorted bagels. We stopped here at 11:30 a.m. to find a long line of customers eager to start off their day with a cup of coffee and a homemade bagel. When the line slowly started to progress, the employees happily took our orders. We waited another ten minutes to pay and receive our food. 
Hand Rolled Bacon Egg and Cheese.
Kathryn Allyn ’17

The bacon, egg, and cheese cost $5.10 but was well worth it. Toasted to a golden brown, the bagel’s perfect outer shell was a highlight of the sandwich. The melted American cheese that ran down the sides of the bagel coated the fried egg. Hand Rolled served by far the best bacon, which was crispy and gave an added crunch to each bite. The combination of these three layers provided an excellent ratio between the amount of bacon, egg, and cheese, leaving us fully satisfied.
Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin Donuts bagel with cheese.
Maggy Wolanske ’18

Dunkin Donuts, a coffeehouse chain, has multiple locations throughout Fairfield County. We stopped at the West Putnam Avenue location, which had limited parking. After searching for parking, for approximately five minutes, we entered the building to order a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese. We were surprised that there was no line inside, especially because of the limited parking.  The employee greeted us with a smile and placed our order.
Juliette Guice ’17

Although the atmosphere was friendly and the employees were hard-working, the BEC was not up to our standards. We paid $3.59 which was cheaper than our previous stop. Even though the bagel was nicely toasted, the paltry stuffing reflected the low price. The bacon lacked crispiness, but made up for the bland, rubbery, pre-made egg. The final layer was melted cheese which oozed through the hole of the bagel. A chunk of cheese remained on the outside of the bagel, and we were rather baffled as to how it go there. Overall, we would not recommend getting a BEC from Dunkin Donuts due to the poor quality and unpalatable taste. 
G*Ville Deli
Juliette Guice ’17

G*Ville Deli, a small deli located on Glenville Street in Greenwich, is a popular breakfast and lunch spot for Sacred Heart Greenwich students. We ordered ahead on the phone a couple of minutes before arrival. The Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bagel was already waiting for us when we arrived at the deli. The service was friendly and we paid $4.25 for the meal. 
An inside look of a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese bagel from G*Ville Deli.
Juliette Guice ’17

The bacon was notably crispy and particularly tasty. While the proportion of bacon to egg to cheese was perfect, the thickness of the bagel took away from the overall taste, overwhelming the flavor of the other ingredients. The bagel was also barely toasted compared to our other stops. We would recommend G*Ville Deli to anyone who is in need of a tasty meal within a time constraint. 
WINNER:
Despite the longer line, the cozy, small-town atmosphere of Hands Roll Bagels was very pleasant.  Although it was the most expensive, the price was definitely worth the splurge.  The thick crispy bagel and delicious stuffing satisfied our craving the most.
– Kathryn Allyn, Staff Writer, Juliette Guice, Managing Editor and Video Content Editor and Maggy Wolanske, Staff Writer