So one of the wonderful followers of POTJS tipped me on a certain bagel shop when I announced I was visiting Keansburg for the first time. I am always interested in learning what are some of the favorite spots of shore town locals, so at lunchtime this past Saturday, I went to Gem’s House of Bagels on Main St in Keansburg.
I was met by some of the most genuinely kind, happy, and energetic people a bagel shop could ever hope to have. I felt like I made instant new friends, and I had only met them for 5 minutes. And I didn’t even mention the food. The chicken and cheddar cheese sandwich with bacon was fantastic… and it was HUGE! If you are ever in Keansburg, be sure to stop by.
I definitely will be back, and I live 25 miles away. They also have locations in Port Monmouth and Hazlet. (And NO, they are not paying me one cent to say this, and NO, they did not give me free food to say this! I just love giving a shout out to local small businesses once in a while!)