This mini-chain churns out consistently solid rounds that you can select yourself or leave up to the counter staff when getting it gussied-up with toasting and schmear. Go for the gusto and pile the daily baked goods with breakfast or lunch delights. They’re a hearty, handheld vessel to soothe the hangriest of appetites.
777 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, (949) 388-0745; 23653 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, (949) 305-2034; 31876 Del Obispo Rd., Ste. 1, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 488-8023; www.thebagelshack.com.
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