All new, mini bagel experience at 1500 Starbucks: Bantam Bagels.
Have you tried Bantam Bagels? Starbucks is testing these bagels in select stores.
Per Erin Shane (Starbucks media relations), Starbucks began testing Bantam Bagels in June of last year, introducing them into 30 New York locations.
December last year, Starbucks introduced Bantam Bagels into about 500 locations, mostly in New York, Philadelphia, and a few other cities, according to Buzzfeed.
As of March 1st, 2016, you’ll find Bantam Bagels at select Starbucks locations in California and the Pacific Northwest, for a total of 1,500 stores (that number includes all the stores, including the East Coast locations already selling them.)
Bantam Bagels are mini-sized bagels filled with cream cheese, or other filling depending on the flavor you choose. There are 3 flavors:
Classic – Filled with a plain cream cheese.
French Toast – Filled with a buttery, maple cream cheese.
Everybody’s Favorite – Filled with a veggie cream cheese.
The Bantam Bagels are They are $1.75 each or 2 for $2.95. You’ll find a Shark Tank video about the bagels here. Since these bagels have already been available in New York for a while, I hope some of readers weigh in and tell me how they like them! I have to say though, PNW Starbucks customers really, really, like their Chonga bagels. (Cheese, Onion, Garlic bagels.) We’ll see if Bantam Bagels can win over the hearts of Seattleites.
This is from the official Bantam Bagels website:
I tried the Bantam Bagels at the Westlake Starbucks in downtown Seattle:
The French Toast flavor was my favorite of the three Bantam Bagel flavors. It’s not all that sweet and has a nice cinnamon sugar flavor to it. The Classic Bantam Bagel surprised me a bit. I was expecting a traditional cream cheese inside of it, but it’s more of a whipped cream cheese inside of it. That’s hard to explain but the cream cheese inside the Classic Bantam Bagel is a bit lighter and sweeter than a traditional cream cheese. None of them are overwhelmed with too much cream cheese inside either – they have just a small portion, right for the small size bagel.
Have you tried these? Let me know what you think!
My store in Carmel, Indiana has been a test market for the last year…they are insanely popular here, to the point that we have had trouble keeping them in stock! I also got to meet the husband and wife team behind the idea, and they are so sweet! Glad to see it’s being expanded!
April Richardson Esq.
Mel. How are you? You and I have somethings in common-we are both Lawyers and we are SBUX followers. I see you covered Bantam Bagels….but you forgot about us! I own DC Sweet Potato Cake and we are a local DC Bakery and our cake is found in 300 SBUX. We’d love to send you a slice to get your comment. How about it?
@April Richardson – I would love to hear more! I confess, I don’t know about your potato cake. Where are the 300 stores? I have a public mailing address at StarbucksMelody.com 4616 – 25th Avenue NE #202, Seattle, WA 98105. I’d love to dine on your Sweet Potato Cake and maybe you can include a little more info and details. Thank you!
I did get to try them in the LA area… I see them on my POS, now when will we finally get them in the Phoenix, AZ market?!?! The French Toast one was my favorite as well!
I would like a vegan option and/or a plain (w/o a spread).
Otherwise, it’s a great idea for those of us who don’t want
to over indulge with a traditional bagel.
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They taste great. They have been giving out free samples in southern california, los Angeles area. Pretty good and easy to eat.on the go.
Thank you ms melody.