12141 Darnestown Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Their Specialty: Bagels
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It has been well over 5 years since I had my first bagel from Neal’s Bagels and the rest is history… As a matter of fact, I’m eating a fresh everything bagel covered in cream cheese as we speak.
Neal’s Bagels is a family-run operation, and has been serving the area since 2000. It is a popular breakfast destination for commuters and students alike. Every day before the first bell at Quince Orchard Highschool, dozens of student line up to get their carb load to get them throught the first 4 classes before lunch. On the weekend, expect to see quite a line as local residents get their “Neal’s Fix”.
What make Neal’s Bagels so popular? The answer is simple. You simply can’t find a better bagle anywhere else in Gaithersburg. At least I haven’t and I’m quite the bagel connoisseur. Their bagels are handrolled, which is easy to see by the weird shapes they sometimes end up in, but it just adds to the character of this little bagel shop. Every morning that you go into Neal’s Bagels you are getting freshly baked bagels, using the best ingredients.
You can get a bagel with your choice of fixings for as little as $1, and can get a baker’s dozen for around $10 if I remember correctly. The service is always quick, and the owner, his wife, or his son are always there to provide a personal touch.