Thanks to Black Seed Bagel, Smile-to-Go, and mother nature, a ramps bagel exists. However, no one told us until now, and there's only a few more days left to get it. For the rest of May, you can pick up one of these from Black Seed Bagels or Smile-to-Go at the Freehand Hotel (23 Lexington Ave). Here's what we know...
The creation comes from chef Melia Marden, in a collaboration with Black Seed. It's called The Spring Greens Bagel, and it's layered with sautéed ramps cream cheese, fava beans, snap peas, pea shoots and a mix of fresh herbs on a chili flake bagel.
That's a lot of green. (Courtesy of Smile-to-Go)
Can you keep it simple and hold the fava beans, snap peas, pea shoots and herbs? Yes. Take it from a Bagel Sandwich to a Classic Breakfast Bagel and let the ramps cream cheese take care of the flavoring. Can you get it on a regular bagel instead of a chili flake bagel? Sure. Can you just eat the ramps cream cheese with a spoon? I am doing it right now.
Here is what it may look like in your hand. (Courtesy of Smile-to-Go)
Bonus: If you get your ramps bagel at the Freehand Hotel location, you can wash it down with a Frozen Negroni.