Rise Bagel Co. is in downtown Minneapolis, and all of their bagels are vegan. They also offer vegan cream cheese, sausage, carrot lox, and butter. It’s a cool, modern space where you order at the counter and they call your name when your food is ready.
The first time I visited, I overlooked the vegan sausage on the menu, so I had an Everything Bagel with scallion cream cheese. The cream cheese is really soft, and there was a bit too much for me, but the flavor was good. If you need to talk to people soon after you have the scallion cream cheese, I recommend having a breath mint on hand.
I visited with a friend recently and made sure to get the vegan sausage, and this time I stuck with plain cream cheese. For some reason, the sandwich made me think of the sausage biscuit sandwich from McDonald’s. I loved it!
I’ve also had the carrot lox which isn’t too mushy, and I like that it also comes with tomato and red onion. This is one tasty breakfast sandwich, and I might prefer it over the sausage and cream cheese sandwich.
How wonderful is it that we can go to a bagel shop and get this many options? If you haven’t eaten as Rise Bagel Co. yet, you should try and work it into your schedule sometime soon!