Spreading Joy, Love and Cream Cheese at Ozark Mountain Bagel Co

Hi! We’re Candy and Crystal. We’re sisters who grew up as military brats and spent the first half of our lives in Japan. The majority of our family resides in Japan, but we ventured out and have spent the second half of our lives mainly in the United States. We both love traveling and have always documented our travels, so we decided it was time to share our travel experiences with the rest of the world.

We were given a complimentary meal for this post, but as always, all opinions are 100% our own.

Ozark Mountain Bagel Co. just opened in May 2017 and has already gotten rave reviews from all of it’s customers. While we were visiting Bentonville, Arkansas, we had to go see what the rage was all about for ourselves. We have only had store-bought bagels, so we were pretty excited to try handcrafted and freshly made water boiled bagels from Ozark Mountain Bagel

The beautifully designed Ozark Mountain Bagel in Bentonville, Arkansas

The beautifully designed Ozark Mountain Bagel in Bentonville, Arkansas

We visited around 9:00 in the morning and were quite surprised at the crowd that had already shown up on a Saturday. This was a good sign that we were in the right place for some tasty bagels.

Bagels handcrafted from scratch

Bagels handcrafted from scratch

Freshly made bagels at Ozark Mountain Bagel

Freshly made bagels at Ozark Mountain Bagel

Ozark Mountain Bagel is a family-run business with Bill, Sheila, and their son, Tyler. They were all so welcoming and had a ton of positive energy. As soon as we walked in, Bill greeted us with such enthusiasm and began telling us how he starts the day at 3:30 AM to have the fresh bagels prepared by 6:00 AM. 

Many Bagels to choose from including Gluten Free, Honey Oat and Jalapeno

Many Bagels to choose from including Gluten Free, Honey Oat and Jalapeno

Never had Bagel Chips before, but they sound awesome

Never had Bagel Chips before, but they sound awesome

The atmosphere was bright and welcoming and all designed by Sheila. We enjoyed reading the various positive quotes that were written on the napkin holders on each table. It's a great way to start your morning with yummy bagels and heart-warming quotes. Throughout the space, you'll see framed photos that were taken by Tyler. His photography is beautiful and even available for purchase if you want to take one home. Check out his Instagram @iwasbornwild.

"Everything" Bagel

"Everything" Bagel

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