Equally as good as Einstein’s seasonal pumpkin bagel is Panera’s seasonal Gingerbread Bagel. As so, as the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens. Panera’s Gingerbread Bagel is flavored with ginger bits, cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses and filled with white chocolate & cinnamon chips. I prefer mine with the Hazelnut cream cheese and mug of piping hot dark roast coffee. Now that's breakfast.
Speaking of Panera, I’m also currently obsessed with their Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich, a somewhat recent addition to the breakfast menu. The sandwich is made with all-natural eggs—freshly cracked every morning—a thick slice of Vermont white cheddar, and Applewood-smoked bacon all grilled between two slices of freshly baked Ciabatta. It’s heaven. There’s just something about that Vermont white cheddar that leaves my mouth watering, even now.
Sometimes I can't decide between the breakfast sandwich and the bagel. If you, too, find yourself in a similar situation, I'd recommend that you do as I've done, and just order both.