Many food lovers attest that you can always tell is an eatery is good by how busy it is, and the typical steady line at Hampstead’s Bagel Bakery certainly proves this theory. Located just off Highway 17 and therefore an easy breakfast or lunch stop for visitors who are cruising to nearby Wilmington or the Cape Fear beaches, this NY style bagel joint and bakery will appease anyone who’s in the mood for a quick a.m. or midday sandwich, or a few home-baked goodies to enjoy at the beach house.
The menu is simple but tempting, with a wide range of bagels and cream cheese flavors, as well as a variety of bagel sandwiches that utilize Boar’s head meats and cheeses. Patrons will find a full list of the offerings on a chalkboard that’s found just above the ordering counter, as well as a glass case that’s stocked with freshly baked muffins and other goodies that are easily enjoyed on the go. From inspired bagel or croissant sandwiches with deli meats or even hot dogs as the filler, to homemade soups and freshly prepared salads, patrons of all tastes will find a crave-worthy (and budget-friendly) sandwich or two to enjoy at this convenient and always tempting Hampstead favorite.