By Pamela Brownstein
It’s no secret that I adore bagels. Even though I’ve lived in Beaufort for nine years, I grew up in New Jersey where good bagels are just a part of life. I took them for granted until I moved to the South and realized it’s hard to find places that make them the way I remember.
But Palm & Moon Bagel Company, located downtown in the corner store between Divine Shoes and the UPS Store on Scott Street, makes their bagels right and keeps me coming back for more. I think the bagels are better because they are made from scratch and baked on the premises; you can taste the freshness.
This week, The Lunch Bunch enjoyed the inviting atmosphere, the friendly staff and, of course, the awesome food at Palm & Moon.
Elizabeth ordered the Santa Fe speciality sandwich made with cracked peppermill turkey, jalepeño cream cheese, tomato and lettuce on an everything bagel.
Nikki tried the chicken salad on wheat, while Buck had a panini filled with grilled chicken, Havarti cheese and sun dried tomatoes.
I always like to customize my sandwich from the Built to Order menu. I chose turkey and Havarti cheese with tomato and avocado on a toasted sesame bagel.
All of our sandwiches came with a side of their famous bagel chips.
Palm & Moon is a great place for breakfast or lunch. In addition to the variety of sandwiches, they also serve soups, salads, smoothies, coffee drinks and homemade baked goods. They also have daily specials, and many of their sauces and soups are fresh and prepared that day.
My favorite is the Frank: Your choice of bacon, sausage or Taylor ham (or, as we call it in New Jersey, pork roll) with egg and American cheese melted on a toasted bagel. I save it for special occasions, but I do recommend it as a super food if you had a little too much fun the night before.
Owners Chris and Rainey Stoute recently opened a store in Bluffton. Chris said between his job as a
firefighter and working at the new location, he and his wife stay extremely busy, but they are excited about expanding and they love their customers.
Palm & Moon is a proud supporter of Water Festival, and is even the main sponsor for Tropical Tuesday night.
Palm & Moon Bagel Company is located at 221 Scott Street, Beaufort, and is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To place an order, call 843-379-9300.
They have breakfast and lunch catering options for groups of six or more.
If you happen to be in Bluffton, check out the new store at 103 Buckwalter Place Blvd, Suite 109. For more information, call 843-815-3114.