I think we need a new thread to encompass those special items that Onions have sought out over this crisis. It’s not really groceries, it’s not really about essentials, and it’s not about stocking up per se. More of a “what are the little things you’ve found a way to safely source that make being a foodie still possible” kind of thread.
For us, we’ve been monitoring Eater Boston’s Best Thing I ate this week column, and took a hint and did the Goldilox bagel pickup last weekend. I got a mixed dozen (they do let you pick specific varieties) and we waded through their email back and forth to select a pick up window. We drove over, texted when there, and were promptly handed our bag through the car window. I liked the bagels and the salt and rosemary is a clear winner. Notice I said “liked” as in, didn’t love. Bagels are so personal, so I’ll tell you for reference that Bagelsaurus is my favorite and Iggy’s is my utilitarian go-to with which to stock the freezer. I felt Goldilox were similar to a Brueggers- a bit chewy, a bit doughy- neither of these negatives, mind you. One complaint for me was that the sesame seeds, while plentiful, were completely flavorless even when toasted. Not sure how that’s possible. Anyways, we give them a solid B+.
I really am craving Bagelsaurus but I’m not willing to spend $39 on their dozen bagels random mix pack with cream cheese and tip. I need more control in my life than that.