We've been to Solly's Bagelry once before in the spring of 2019. At that time we had heard that Solly's was preparing hamantasch for the Feast of Purim. We don't celebrate the feast but celebrate anything that we have never tasted before (more on hamantasch later). This time it was Vanfoodster's Cinnamon Bun Challenge that brought us to Solly's.
Solly's Bagelry - Vegetarian Awareness Month
Located on Main near King Ed, we got here easily using transit. It wasn't too busy mid-Saturday afternoon but we opted to get our treats to go. Their logo says, "Jewish Baking at its finest. What's not to like?" Indeed!
Solly's entry in the Cinnamon Bun Challenge is the Lollybun. A little embarrassing to order but worth the effort. This was essentially 2 thin cinnamon buns with a layer of cream cheese icing between them. This was a nicely, not too sweet but cinnamony bun which we opted to eat with a knife and for rather than using the stick!
We also got a regular cinnamon bun to go and a cinnamon Babka. As soon as I saw the word Babka, I thought of the little bakery that showed up a few times on Seinfeld and we had to try it to see if it was worth fighting over. And it was! Babka would make a good gift for the hosts if you were invited to dinner.
We had a Potato and Onion Knish as well. You have to love food that begins with a silent K and since this is Vegetarian Awareness Month, it should be noted that all of the above treats contained no meat. Next month is World Vegan Month and these items may not qualify due to the presence of eggs and butter, but we're good this month.
A quick peek at the Hamantasch from March 2019. The little triangle-shaped pastries are typically prepared for the feast of Purim and filled with various sweet fillings such as prunes and chocolate. I don' remember what these had in them specifically but I know we enjoyed them.
Solly's has a small area for eating your baked goods and soup or bagels if you choose. Which reminds me of course, that we'll have to go back for bagels sometime. Nice folks and a decent selection of baked goods and some specialty seasonal items.
Food 4 out of 5
Comfort 4 out of 5 (kind of homey)
Service 4 out of 5
Value. 4 out of 5
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