Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar

Hands up for the freaking weekend! I’m in NYC this weekend visiting some of my favorite people and there is an epic brunch to be had come Sunday morning and this Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar is the star of the show.

 Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar from (@whatsgabycookin)

We all know my profound love for a bar. The kind of bars you can DIY at home and invite all your friends over for a super chill and delicious meal. I mean, we’ve done a Bruschetta Bar, Mezze Bar, Nacho Bar and French Toast Bar… and now it’s time for the Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar!

While there’s nothing on this bar that requires a strict recipe, below you’ll find my checklist for what makes the ultimate brunch. There’s a little something for everyone – so even if you’re opposed to smoked salmon, you’re still covered!

Perhaps my absolutely favorite part of my recent trip to Sweden (something we haven’t yet discussed because I was waiting for this exact moment) was going to to Savolax headquarters and hanging out with Anna…. home and queen of the absolute best smoked salmon I’ve ever tasted. My sister and I went early one morning to taste test our way through their smoked salmon and left with giant smiles on our faces and more than our fair share of salmon. At Savolax they serve super thick slices of their cold smoked salmon (which means it’s free from any harmful substances that exist in hot smoking processes) – it’s easily good enough to eat on it’s own (which is what we did) but if I was able to get my hands on it in the states, it would be a part of this bar situation for sure!! If you ever see some in your local markets – run, don’t walk, and you can thank me later!

Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar

Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar


  • Smoked Salmon
  • Assorted Bagels, sliced and toasted
  • Thinly sliced Red Onions
  • Wedges of Lemon
  • Capers
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Quartered Radishes
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Various Cream Cheese
  • Salmon Roe


  1. Arrange everything on a large board and allow your guests to assemble their own bagels.

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  1. This is so pretty. I love all the pastel colors, if that even makes sense! It’s just so light and fresh. Have fun in NY!!

  2. Hi Gaby…have to comment on your post….first, great time to be in NYC. I will be leaving Florida to go there next week to visit my kids….my daughter lives in Brooklyn! My mouth is watering seeing your post. I grew up eating all of these fabulous foods every Sunday morning for a big family brunch at our house. Coming from a Jewish family,….all these foods were ritualistic for us…along with a variety of fishes…white fish, sturgeon, pickled herring and sable…..soo delish! Over the years I have come to love Bialys as well or maybe more than bagels…lighter and thinner. Anyway, soon I will indulging like you! Can’t wait! Enjoy you NYC visit!
    ❤️ Barbara

  3. Gorgeous AND delicious!! This would be perfect for any gathering. I love these assemble your own bars – there is something for everyone. Can’t wait to see the next one!

  4. This looks amazing! I don’t love smoked salmon, I know…but, everyone I know does, plus I could put together an epic veggie and cream cheese bagel!

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