After last reviewing a large chain restaurant, I decided to make sure that this next review was of a place on a more local scale. I had no idea what I was getting in to, but I couldn't have made a better choice. The Bagel Bin off of Hwy. 73 by Target, was a great find. This is your standard no-frills bagel place. It has a large selection of bagels from chocolate chip, to salt, to garlic, to green bagels for St. Patrick's Day -- this place has every type of bagel you could want!
Once you enter, the place is straight forward. Deli counter directly in front of you, and about eight tables on the left. I briefly scanned the menu behind the counter and decided on a sandwich with an Everything Bagel, honey ham, lettuce, tomato, and spicy mustard.
When I went to the cashier I noticed the woman who was making my sandwich was carrying a HUGE amount of meat from the slicer. (Yes, that's right, they cut if fresh for the sandwiches.) I also grabbed a Coke, and a bag of chips, just in case the sandwich might still be small -- after all, all that meat was probably for two or three sandwiches. Right??
When I got my sandwich it had over an inch of thinly sliced honey ham in it! I could barely get my mouth around that monster of a sandwich. In addition, the fresh lettuce, and thick cut tomato were delicious, and added even more to the size.
Needless to say, I didn't need the chips. This sandwich was plenty big, and delicious. The Bagel Bin uses Boars Head deli meats, so the quality of the sliced meats is very good. And the bagels, appear to be freshly made, and are tender and delicious. I'll be heading back there soon to pick up some salt bagels -- those are the first that I've seen since I moved here. I would have bought some on my way out, but the line was going out the door, and I wasn't in the mood to wait.
Price: $ (Total for drink, chips, and sandwich were under $10)
Conclusion: Don't let the lack of atmosphere fool you, this place makes a great bagel, and a phenomenal sandwich. The price is right, and it's in a convenient location that I'm near almost every day. I highly recommend this place.
Bagel Bin & Deli
9815 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078