We’ve been counting on Haylon’s for gourmet take-out since they opened in 2015. When we heard that they were making the switch from Haylon’s Market to Deke’s Bagels, we knew we needed to get sampling and see what all the fuss was about. Bagels were on the original menu at the Niantic market and as owner and chef, Deke Haylon puts it, out of the vast variety of offerings, “the bagels always came out perfectly imperfect” so he decided to shift his focus and let them shine.
After tasting every bagel on the list: Yes! Yum! Plump and perfectly chewy as a true bagel should be. If you swing towards savory, the Everything is a must – completely coated with crunchy, flavorful goodness. Another keeper is the sharp, cheesy Asiago paired with olive or sundried tomato cream cheese. For the sweets-lover, the Orange Cranberry or the French Toast with a berry shmear. My personal favorite was the Jalapeno Cheddar, toasted, (cheese sizzling and all), topped with scallion cream cheese.
Go pick up a dozen for $15 or $7.50 for a half dozen.
In addition to bagels and cream cheese, Deke’s Bagels serves egg or deli sandwiches, salads (Cobb, Asian Chicken) and soup (Lemon Chicken, Turkey Chili). Baked goods on the weekend.
Open Monday through Friday from 5:30am – 3pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8am – 2pm.
157 West Main Street, Niantic
by Laura Williams