Did You Know That Maine Favorite Amato’s Makes Bagels?
There are a handful of foods that undeniably Maine through and through. One of those foods is the Italian sandwich. In other parts of the country, an Italian sandwich looks nothing like what you'd get here in Maine.
We have Giovanni Amato to thank for that. Amato's has become a Maine staple for their cozy neighborhood locations featuring their signature menu items like Italians, cheese pazzo bread and a variety of other items as well. But did you know they make bagels too?
Shared on Facebook by the Daily Grind, the small Westbrook coffee shop announced a partnership with Amato's bakery to bring a series of Amato's fresh baked bagels to customers. There was plenty of excitement in the comments section over the news with most people having the same initial reaction, "Amato's makes bagels?"
They most certainly do. In fact, they've been in the bagel business for years and very much under the radar. Amato's makes no mention of their bagel business on their website but if you dig a little further, they've been hiring bagel makers at their Westbrook bakery for years.
While the bakery element to Amato's is not nearly as well known as those world famous Italian sandwiches but many of their items are just as crave-able. Haven't you ever wondered where that delicious bread the Italian sandwiches are made with comes from?
The Daily Grind plans to start offering Amato's bagels on Monday, May 15. The Amato's Bagels will come in three varieties; plain, asiago cheese and everything. If there's a long line on Monday morning at the Daily Grind drive-thru, you'll know why.