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Met Back Bay – Sidell’s Bagel Bar

Sigell’s bagel bar has customizable breakfast sandwiches and if you enjoy adding as many options to your sandwiches as possible, add this to your brunch bucket list. I had the pleasure of experiencing the newest addition to Met Back Bay’s brunch offerings on a sunny fall morning. On the Corner of Newbury Street and Dartmouth Street, the location of Met Back Bay is perfect for a morning of food followed by some shopping. 

Sidell’s bagel bar is named after Kathy Sidell who is the owner of Met Back Bay and leads Sidell Hospitality group with her sister. 

I attended this brunch solo, it was the perfect morning to just relax by myself, sip a beautiful Bloody Mary and use all of the bagel toppings as I pleased. I started with the build-your-own Bloody.

Bagel bar

Bagel bar

I went off… because the options were amazing. I added celery, sriracha, bacon, a piece of shrimp, a pepperoncini, and a rim of bacon salt. It arrived at the table looking like a whole meal. This was the first Bloody Mary I have finished in a long time and I would have had another if I was not on my way to a meeting that afternoon. 

Bagel bar

I love choosing all aspects of any meal and started looking at the choices for my personal bagel bar.  There were three bagel options, 11 cream cheese options, 6 vegetable options, 5 fish options, and 3 add ons. I chose the truffle conserva cream cheese, chive cream cheese, heirloom tomato, watermelon radish, ripe avocado, house-made pink peppercorn gravlax, and sheet egg (options, people, options). 

The personal bagel bar was brought to the table ready to be constructed into my perfect breakfast sandwich! I committed to making two sandwiches and enjoying half of each one. They were both packed with goodness and better than any breakfast sandwich I have ever purchased. I stuffed my first one with truffle cream cheese, gravlax, avocado, and the watermelon radishes. The gravlax is raw salmon cured in salt, sugar, and dill. I enjoy dill and the flavor was on the moderate side, I wanted to try something new! I loved the different colors and the truffle cream cheese is definitely worth the additional $2. Think truffle fries… but instead of fries, cream cheese. It instantly elevated the sandwich with strong savory flavor. 

Bagel bar

My second sandwich held chive cream cheese, sheet egg, tomatoes, avocado, and house-made pink peppercorn gravlax. The sheet egg made this one a bit heavier and I ended up asking for some more avocado to add to this sandwich because no sandwich is complete without a couple of slices. 

Sidell’s Bagel Bar is a great option for anyone who wants to enjoy a breakfast sandwich without waiting to find a table at your local coffee shop. The full service at Met Back Bay is impeccable and if you enjoy personally creating your own masterpieces check them out. I want to thank Met Back Bay for having me in to experience Sidell’s Bagel Bar.

The Bitches Say: four champagne flutes

Visit Sidell’s Bagel Bar at Met Back Bay to fuel up with an elevated and personalized breakfast sandwich and Bloody Mary (or two) before your next Newbury Street shopping excursion.

Sidell’s Bagel Bar is located inside of Met Back Bay and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kayla Mills

Boston Fitness & Food Editor

If she is not filling her week with solo dates to the gym you can bet she is trying out a new boutique fitness class, listening to a podcast or shopping (for food or fashion). Kayla is a 5 time Whole30 veteran and Moscow Mule drinker who will sing almost any Destiny's Child song at karaoke as long as she can be Beyoncé.

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