Setting the Table
Fresh bagels should be a goal for anyone who loves the popular breakfast choice. The Grand Strand is fortunate enough to have a few bakers throughout who are happy to provide homemade bagels and more, like North Myrtle Beach’s own Krave Bagel Bistro.
With a few outdoor tables, plenty of space inside, plus a drive through, there are a lot of options for guests of Krave. When the days are cooler, most guests prefer to enjoy their fresh food inside, where the bready aroma and busy chatter of employees keeps the atmosphere warm and welcoming.
Down the Hatch
This cheerful bistro, while certainly known for their northern style bagels, also has some delicious specialty sandwiches on a panini or rye bread, such as a grilled veggie or sloppy joe. Deli sandwiches can be served on whatever the customer wants, even one of Krave’s amazing bagels.
Krave spices things up with lunch specials, like the turkey panini with gouda, bacon, apples, and caramelized onions. They definitely know what they’re doing back in that open kitchen, because this amalgam of flavors and textures complimented each other fantastically.
The array of tastes of course extends itself to their assortment of daily-made bagels, from pumpernickel to onion, and even to French toast (which was delectable). Over a dozen bagels to choose from and all of them are dense and flavorful as bagels should be.
With all the options, it makes sense for Krave to also offer many topping choices. Butter and cream cheese are naturally a part of the list, along with jelly, specialty jam, flavored cream cheeses, and a lox spread. Taking home a dozen (plus one free) of their bagels means customers can experiment with their own creations and figure out what combination they like the best.
The menu at Krave isn’t necessarily extensive, but there are a lot of flavors going on to keep a palate entertained and wanting more. The friendly employees also work hard to keep their food as fresh as possible for each order, which means patience is probably needed during the busy hours of breakfast and lunch.
For the baked goods, the prices range from $1.25 (cookies) to $2.15 (a carrot cake slice with icing). Bagels can be ordered individually and plain for $0.90 or guests can save a little bit by spending $10 for a dozen.
The most expensive sandwich at Krave are the chicken cheesesteaks, at $8.25, and the cheapest being the grilled cheese for $4.50. A specialty sandwich along with a wonderful mocha frappe was around $11 before taxes, and of course the bakers at Krave appreciate tips.
Krave opens daily at 6 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. except for Sundays, when they close their doors at 1:30 p.m. If you’ve been craving a break from the constant go of life, Krave Bagel Bistro may be just the place you need to slow down, take it easy, and smell the bagels.
If you eat
What | Krave Bagel Bistro
Where | 1434 Hwy 17S, North Myrtle Beach
Info | kravebagelbistro.com, 843-427-7310