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Big Apple Bagels’ Lox & Cream Cheese sandwich ($8.99) features lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion on a bagel of the customer’s choice. (Photos by Jason Addy/22nd Century Media)
The shop’s classic Turkey Club ($6.49) pairs roast turkey, bacon and American cheese.
The Start Fresh ($4.99) breakfast sandwich includes scrambled eggs, sausage and cheese on any type of bagel.
Big Apple Bagels also offers a wide selection of muffins.
Michal Dwojak, Contributing Editor
3:22 am CST February 16, 2019

Maria and Hector Barbosa already knew the essential element to starting out in the bagel business: making the dough. 

Hector had been the baker for Big Apple Bagels in Northbrook when the store officially opened in 1995, but when there was a change at the head of the Northbrook shop, he approached Maria about the opportunity to take over. She had experience as a restaurant manager and a background in accounting, so it all seemed to add up to a winning recipe.