Bagels are an excellent choice for the average man, woman or child – but celebrities are just as enamored by this tasty bread. So much so, in fact, that they are regularly sighted in bagel shops around the country and stories are run weekly about this or that celeb chowing down on a bagel and a schmear.
The famous H&H Bagel shop, which has now shut down, was a favored haunt of many famous people – including former President Bill Clinton, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick, Cher, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, Michael J. Fox and many more.
Actress Katie Holmes and her darling daughter Suri have been seen popping in to Brooklyn Bagels in Chelsea, NY. The mom and daughter duo are chic in both their choice of attire and their breakfast fare!
Jennifer Garner prefers street cart bagels – she and her two year old daughter, Violet, were spotted in New York City one morning last April, Violet merrily riding her tricycle and bundled against the chilly weather while mom grabbed the duo a pair of warm bagels.
Ben Stiller loves bagels – apparently not the ones served at Hugo’s, however. The comedic actor was spotted pulling a plastic wrapped bagel from his pocket and asking the waiter to toast it for him, leading to speculation that he had his bagels flown in from NYC just to make his morning a little brighter.
Matt Damon seems to find the bagels outside of New York to be acceptable – the star was seen in the Biscayne Blvd. location of the estimable Bagels & Co. having breakfast with his wife Luciana having breakfast. Damon signed an autograph for one of the waitresses who was reportedly freaking out with joy.
A pregnant Halle Berry was recently spotted at the Pick-A-Bagel shop in NYC – although what weird combination of toppings she selected for her cravings is unknown. Jessica Simpson was also a bagel junkie during her own pregnancy last year, with Eric Johnson happy to run into Western Bagel in LA to pick her up a hot fresh one on demand.
Dakota Fanning was seen lighting up a cigarette outside a bagel shop recently – the former child actor known for her impish smile and innocent wide eyes graduated to playing a tough teen recently released from juvie. Her character in “Every Secret Thing” works as a cashier at “Cino’s” in New York.
Celebrity duo Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis love NYC style bagels – from the Manhattan Bagel shop in Studio City, California. The two were spotted there in January shortly after returning from their holiday trip to Rio de Janeiro. Ah, young love and bagels!
Another celebrity-watch junkie reports seeing Bill Murray at – wait for it – Murray’s Bagels. That sounds almost too good to be true…
If it’s good enough for a celebrity, it’s probably just great for you and me. I’m feeling a little hungry, in fact… bagel, anyone?