Upscale Deli Fare
Nashville bagel-lovers, rejoice! Family-owned Proper Bagel lives up to its name, serving kettle-boiled bagels and bialys made from scratch and baked in a stone-lined oven.
Established by New Yorkers, Proper Bagel has everything a displaced city slicker might crave: sable, pastrami lox, a reliable bacon-eggcheese. With subway tiling and a chic minimalist interior, it caters to everyone from Jewish deli traditionalists (matzoh ball soup) to the pickiest millennial (gluten-free carrot cake waffles). Proper Bagel knows when to keep it local though, serving coffee from Barista Parlor, roasted in Nashville.
The word is out on this one, so expect a line out the door, especially the morning after the night before. Get your fill Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4pm, and weekends 8am to 4pm.