Ize’s Deli & Bagelry

izes deli and bagelryWe’ve lamented the lack of good deli in this space before and while recent years have seen the decline of previously good restaurants and some even going out of business, it’s good to know that you can still get a great bagel in this town.

The family owned and operated Ize’s Deli and Bagelry, located across from the White Flint Metro Station on Rockville Pike, serves up fresh New York-quality bagels and great deli sandwiches. The place is always busy, especially on weekends when families pack in for delicious bagels and a shmear as well as breakfast sandwiches, including freshly prepared eggs (no microwaves here!) and an assortment of breakfast meats.

Owner Lee Greenberg, a Washingtonian native and a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, bought the former Manhattan Bagel franchise with his wife in 2002, and struck out on their own in 2005 unshackling themselves from the corporate chain.

izes deli and bagelryAs any New Yorker will tell you, it’s the water that makes the bagel. Ize’s bagel product comes direct from Long Island, New York and are then boiled and baked fresh daily in-store.

Ize’s is a family-oriented business, named for their three children (Isabelle, Zack, Emily) hence the unique spelling. One look around the store and you’ll see dozens of photos of kids (and adults) plastering the walls, all enjoying a nosh.

Their catering division boasts overflowing platters of bagels, meats, cheeses and delicious smoked fish. Also on the menu are healthy options like cereals and yogurts and lunch options including tortilla wraps, salads and box lunches.

The Greenbergs also support the local community, donating bagels and goodies to area private and public school sports teams as well as various charities.

Visit their website, www.izesdeliandbagelry.com, sign up for their promotional emails and you’ll immediately receive 6 free bagels – what a deal! Stop in for a quick nosh or order platters for your next event…you won’t be disappointed.

Peace, Love and Bagels
– The Chosen

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