Sure, bagels are a breakfast staple, but have you ever had one as part of your dinner? It might sound wild at first, but breakfast for dinner is actually a superb idea. At BCB Café, we have a wide range of choices that are just as delicious after sunset as they are at sunrise.

Here are a few ways to garnish (or order) your bagel to make it a perfectly acceptable dinner dish.

1. BCB’s Queens High-Rise Sandwich

Served with your choice of bagel, this sandwich is filled with turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Muenster cheese, mayo, and spicy mustard. It’s a BCB customer favorite for a reason, and can be ordered and enjoyed any time of day.

2. Grilled Cheese

At BCB, we have several grilled cheese melts on our menu, but if you have a Panini press at home, you can make one yourself. Simply choose your bagel—we like an Everything Bagel for this recipe—and stack it with cheese. Put it into the press, and voila: the comforting, childhood favorite gets a delicious twist.

3. Hamburger / Cheeseburger

Load up your favorite bagel with a savory cream cheese—like jalapeño, garlic herb, or sundried tomato—add lettuce, tomato, and bacon, and then grill up a patty and enjoy.

4. BCB’s BALT High-Rise Sandwich

Everyone loves a good BLT—or in this case, a BALT—and ours is amazing. It’s made with bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, mayo, spicy mustard, and your choice of bagel. And it’s a classic for a reason.

5. Croutons on a Soup or Salad

This works especially well if you find yourself with day-old bagels on hand. Simply cube them, toss them in melted butter, and bake them at 350 degrees until they’re nice and crispy.

6. BCB’s Chicken Pesto Melt

Our Chicken Pesto Melt comes with grilled chicken, tomato, onion, pesto, and melted Muenster cheese. Instead of ordering it on regular sandwich bread, choose your favorite bagel and kick it up a notch.

7. Bagel Chips

Have you ever had bagel chips? They’re great for snacking and dipping, and so easy to make at home. Slice bagels as thinly as possible and line them on a baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil, top them with a little bit of salt, bake them at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, and enjoy.

8. BCB Cheese Pizza Bagel

Our Cheese Pizza Bagel is topped with pizza sauce, Muenster and cheddar cheeses, and oregano. You can choose your own bagel—we recommend asiago or jalapeño cheese (for a spicy kick)—and top it with veggies or pepperoni to make it your own.

9. BCB’s Stadium Melt

The Stadium is our hot pastrami sandwich, and everyone loves it. It’s made with your choice of bagel, of course, as well as hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, red onion, coleslaw, and thousand island dressing.

10. Good Ol’ Bagel and Cream Cheese

Honestly, why mess with a good thing?

Visit one of our three BCB Café locations to order a box of bagels, sandwich, or melt to have for supper. And check us out online for more delicious menu options.