As Shanghai gets more cosmopolitan, we observed an influx of Western culture and expat, hence the sprouting of cafes in Shanghai with specialised food such as Cinq Heure Du Matin are inevitable. As a result, Spread The Bagel is created by Christine Asuncion, an American who studied Mandarin and Economics, worked as a teacher simply to resolve her craving and yearning for home-grown food, the Bagel.
The only outlet I know is located behind iAPM mall with South Shaanxi Road subway station close by making it extremely accessible. Since we are putting up at Howard Johnson Huaihai Hotel, a stone throw away and they opened as early as 7am, it provided us the best opportunity for breakfast.
Spread The Bagel offers both cold and hot bagel with 9 types of filling to choose from.
As for the types of bagels, there are as much as 8 option with choices of Plain, Everything, Parmesan, Onion, Cinnamon Raisin, Sesame, Whole Wheat and Whole Wheat Everything.
We opted for a hot and a cold with both salmon as the Main filling. First is the Fatty Salmon Patty (68 RMB), a hot bagel sandwich. As it has lots of ingredients such as egg, onions and sauces, resulting in a highly tasty sandwich.
While the Foxy ‘Salmon’ Lox (RMB 58), a cold bagel sandwich, is pale to comparison. Since it was with only cream cheese and smoked salmon.
Lastly, on the tables are various sauces for diners to spice up their bagel sandwiches.
For authentic New York experience of Bagel in Shanghai, Spread The Bagel is certainly the place to visit.
Spread The Bagel
611 Nanchang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
Tel: +86 1 36 6162 1328
Daily 0700 to 1800
- Shaanxi South Road station – Line 1, 10, 12