What Do You Recommend?

Kettlemans017Upon visiting a restaurant for the very first time, or maybe even the second and third, there is one thing we always ask the waitress, or the person standing behind the counter…”What do you recommend?” More often than not the server will respond with a general statement such as, “It’s all good.” What is one to do with this answer? After being given this type of response, you are in no way closer to narrowing down your order. Read more

Kettlemans021At Kettleman’s Bagel Co. we are known for our undeniably fresh bagels and spreads. We prepare our bagels from traditional methods, right before our customer’s eyes, so you can always rest assured that we are sticking to our roots.

However, one thing people often forget about at Kettleman’s, are our irresistible baked treats. We offer a variety of delicious goods, baked to perfection.

Today we are going to share with you, a few of our most highly requested baked treats to consider for your next visit to Kettleman’s. Read more

03D60812 copyWith summer in full swing, there is no better way to spend your days in Ottawa than by heading to the beach! The weather is warm, and the water is refreshing.

When planning the perfect beach day with your friends or family, there are certain things that you should always bring along. We are going to share with you, all of the components necessary for having the best beach day possible. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.There’s nothing quite so tasty as a warm knish on a cool spring day. It warms the heart, creates nostalgic feelings, and satisfies the taste buds as well. When it comes to the spinach knishes from Kettleman’s Bagel Co., though, there are more benefits to be obtained.

Spinach is a leafy green that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. In fact, calorie for calorie, it can provide many more nutrients than most other foods. While a spinach knish from our Ottawa catering company may taste like a treat, the ingredients within it pack a punch that can impact your overall health. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.You live a busy life. Between work, your family, your friends, and all the activities you love, your to-do list never ends. While your schedule may be busy, that’s no excuse to skip the most important meal of the day, and thank to the delicious bagel choices at Kettleman’s Bagel Co., you don’t have to.

Here are just a few reasons you should be making breakfast a priority in your schedule. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.When many people walk into Kettleman’s Bagel Co., there is one thing they are after: the perfect bagel. As much as we all love these warm and chewy delights, however, how much do we actually know about them- other than they are delicious?

Fun Facts About Bagels

  • According to popular belief, bagels date back all the way to 1783, and were created in honor of King John III Sobieski of Poland. An Austrian baker create the first bagels in the shape of a stirrup after the famous horseman protected the people of Austria from Turkish invaders. He named after the Austrian work for stirrup, beugel. As the beugel became more and more popular throughout Eastern Europe, the bagel was transformed into what we see today, a circular shape with a hole in the middle.
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Ottawa cateringPassover is a very important holiday for the Jewish people, and a tradition we want to pass on to our children. However, encouraging children to get involved, understand, and learn from this festival is often difficult, especially since it lasts eight days and their attention spans are so short.

So, how do you encourage them to enjoy and celebrate this holiday? First, let’s take a look at what this holiday means and why it’s so important. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.With Purim quickly approaching, it’s an important time for Jews everywhere to begin thinking about what this celebration really means. Read more

5 Reasons We Love Nastalgia

kettleman's bagel co.It may seem like you couldn’t be happier than you are right now. Perhaps you’ve got a great job, a loving family, and maybe you’ve had a chance to travel and explore the world. Despite all this, however, there are times when you long for the years before. What you used to consider a lackluster adolescence now has a glow that you find magical. Those first years out of college, when you lived on ramen and could barely scrape together enough money for rent each month now seem fun, free, and exciting.

This yearning is something known as nostalgia. According to Webster, it’s a yearning to return to earlier times that we remember as pleasant and happy or a former item or place that brings back happy memories. It’s wanting to return to a time when things were simpler. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.While other cities may roll in the sidewalks when night falls, Ottawa knows its citizens and visitors are just getting started. This city offers a myriad of unique attractions and fun entertainment throughout the late afternoon, evening, and even into the night. If you want to explore Ottawa after 6:00 pm, though, you need to know exactly where you’re going. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are a few place you can’t miss if you’re going to spend an enjoyable evening in Bytown. Read more