It isn't easy to get a New York-style bagel in New Orleans. With the opening of Goldbergs Fine Foods (925 Common St., 504-267-3564; www.goldbergbagel.com) in the Central Business District, the local bagel game is looking up.
The New York-style deli and restaurant opened this week next to The Roosevelt New Orleans hotel. Goldberg's is an Atlanta-based chain founded by Wayne Saxe and Howard Aaron, and there are nine restaurants in the Atlanta area and now the New Orleans location.
The 6,500-square-foot space includes a large dining room with red leather booths, a bar and a counter for ordering bagels and sandwiches to go.
The expansive menu includes breakfast items available all day, deli sandwiches, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, salads and desserts. More than 26 bagel varieties are served, including cinnamon-raisin, salt, jalapeno-cheddar, sesame, poppyseed, whole wheat and gluten-free. Flavored cream cheese options, Nova lox and other toppings also are available.
Goldbergs Fine Foods is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.