A Beach Bagel Shack in Aruba

A few steps from Aruba’s ultra-wide, impossibly-white Manchebo Beach is New York.

Well, not quite New York, but a slice of it.

It’s a little shack of a place off just off Manchebo, one you might drive or walk right by if you didn’t know better. But if you’re looking for a warm, laid-back Aruban breakfast, this is the place.

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Dushi Bagels (Dushi is the Papiamento work for “sweet”) has become something of an institution in this strip off the island’s widest stretch of sand, New York-style bagels making for a wonderful Aruban breakfast.

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It’s been here nearly 15 years, an outpost of the Panaderia Moderna bakery that’s been serving Oranjestad since 1932.

Are these the best bagels in Aruba?

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Well, there’s something about Manchebo Beach that makes a bagel that much better.

— CJ

 

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