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It’s the ultimate road-trip, travelling round North America in search of the perfect bagel. Well Joel Braham and Alex Coppard, founders of The Good Egg have spared you the expense and deep vein thrombosis by doing the hard bit for you, but they’ve brought back some of the best bagels in the world and now they want you to taste them.

Hot off the plane, The Good Egg have launched their Beer and Bagels series showcasing bagels from New York to Montreal via Philadelphia. Each bakery they visited has created their signature bagel which will be available for one night only, with a new bagel debuted every Monday throughout the summer.

First up, on Monday 25th June, famed New York bagelists Russ & Daughters will be sharing their Classic Bagel & Lox, featuring scallion cream cheese. From there we head across the East river to Brooklyn’s Glasserie with their Jerusalem Mixed Grill. Jumping across the border expect Montreal’s Joe Beef to put on a show with their smoked brisket recipe, followed by mushroom Philly Cheese Steak from Philadelphia’s Rooster Soup Co. Back in Manhattan Ivan Ramen’s Shiso-Cured Salmon with Nori cream cheese will be an interesting take while Montreal’s Fairmount Bagel will bring their apparently unmissable Dijon Egg Salad. Toward the back end of summer DJ BBQ’s bagel is inspired by his family’s Deep South upbringing and finally Black Seed Bagels’ ‘Everything’ bagel will include all-beef breakfast sausage patty with egg and aged white cheddar.

This is the ultimate bagel line-up, but let’s not forget the beers. The Good Egg have teamed up with London Craft Beer Festival and The Bottle Shop to curate a menu of craft beers to complement the various fillings. Look forward to beers including Kernel, Brew By Numbers, Brick, Hackney CRATE and Pressure Drop.

So best cancel anything that happens on a Monday until mid August; you’ll be busy.

The Good Egg’s Beer and Bagels series starts on Monday 25th June and continues until Monday 13th August, after which expect some new collabs to whet appetites.