#CocoFood: Bagel or Pizza

This coming Saturday is both National Bagel Day and National Pizza Day, what are you doing to celebrate?

In recent years, the 9th of February has seen divided Brits face a dining dilemma: to celebrate National Bagel Day or to celebrate National Pizza Day?

Now, foodies will no longer need to choose as the UK’s number one bagel brand, New York Bakery Co., has today unveiled the ultimate mash-up that brings two giants of the culinary world together.

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Introducing the ‘Bagelizza’ – the UK’s first ever bagel and pizza mash-up inspired by the true taste of New York.

Boiled and baked the New York way, the 12-inch bake is made by hand by the expert bakers at New York Bakery Co. Each bagel weighs in at an impressive 1.5kg, which is more than 16 times heavier than the average bagel. It gets sliced in half to form the base.

Then comes the toppings. Made in partnership with the pizza professionals at Mulberry Street Pizza, London’s only authentic New York Pizzeria, the ‘Bagelizza’ is inspired by the flavours of the ‘Reuben’ – a classic in the delis of New York.

Laden with lashings of 21-day-aged grass-fed brisket, the cured pastrami sits on top of a bed of sauerkraut, shavings of swiss cheese and finished off with a drizzle of Russian dressing – all sitting on top of the restaurant’s signature marinara sauce and 300g of mozzarella.

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Enjoyed either as a solitary meal or shared between friends and family, the deep dish can serve up to eight people.

Rhiannon Heap, Brand Manager at New York Bakery Co. says: “This year we decided to embrace the fact that two food icons of New York share the same national day.

“The ‘Bagelizza’ has the same authentic chew of our boil-and-bake bagels and is loaded with the very best New York flavours, it’s the perfect way to celebrate National Bagel Day and National Pizza Day.”

Londoners will have the opportunity to bag a ‘Bagelizza’ and save some dough, with the innovators giving away hundreds of ‘Bagelizzas’ for FREE for one day only. Available on Saturday 9th February 2019 on a first come, first serve basis, the limited-edition ‘Bagelizza’ is available to order from Mulberry Street Pizzeria in-store or on Deliveroo from midday.

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Seb Eshraghi, Owner of Mulberry Street Pizzeria – known for its famous fans such as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, commented on the partnership: “We’re excited to work with the bagel experts at New York Bakery Co. We share a mutual passion for the culinary culture of the Big Apple and hope to ignite the same appetite here in the UK.”

#TeamCoco think this could be our idea of food heaven, even if it’s for one day only! Come on Londoners, get ready to pop along to Mulberry Street Pizzeria for your free Bagelizza this Saturday.

Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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