Bodo’s: The 2017 Ordering Guide

by Charlottesville29


In Charlottesville, everyone’s got one. It’s part of what it means to live here. No, not an opinion on Confederate statues.

A go-to Bodo’s order.

Thing is, as safe and comforting as a go-to order is, it also can impede enjoyment of the myriad combinations of toppings available at Bodo’s. And so, when Bodo’s was entered into The Charlottesville 29 in 2012, the Bodo’s guide included recommendations from the experts – Bodo’s longtime staff and owners. Bodo’s staff famously are allowed anything they want during their work breaks, so long as they make it themselves. That allows for lots of experimentation, and the results are stellar.

Five years later, for those who have plowed through the initial list of outstanding recommendations, here is an updated list of staff’s single favorite way to enjoy a Bodo’s bagel. This time around, the list also includes picks from the owners’ children.

Looking to break out of a sausage-egg-and-cheese rut? Inspiration:

2017 Picks

Owner’s Children’s Picks

  • Alexander: Turkey on a Plainbacon, lettuce, EZ mayo
  • Gus: Cucumber on a Garlic, mayo
  • Orly: Bacon on a Plain, cinnamon sugar, butter 

Staff Picks

  • Kelli: Egg and Bacon on a Cinnamon Raisin, Swiss, American, tomato, mayo, EZ mustard
  • Alyssa: Egg and Sausage on a Cinnamon Raisin, muenster, jalapeno lime cream cheese, sprouts, onions, horseradish, mustard
  • Sara: Hummus on a Wheat, Swiss, avocado, tomato, sprouts, cucumber, onions
  • Scott: Five Slices of Tomato on a Salt, jalapeno lime cream cheese, honey, EZ mayo and black pepper (very messy!)
  • Jojo: Tomato on a Plain, mayo
  • Miranda: Lox Spread on a Sesame, cucumber, onion
  • Adam: Turkey on an Everything, cheddar, provolone, onions, mayo, mustard, horseradish
  • Ashley: Pulled Chicken on an Everything Wheat, sprouts, EZ onion, tomato, XT mayo, XT bbq 
  • Jered: Ham and Smoked Turkey on an Everything, hot, muenster, Swiss, sprouts, tomato, onion, mayo, mustard, bbq, pepper spread
  • Alec: Capicola on an Everything, Swiss, jalapeno lime cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion
  • Evan: Roast Beef, Corned Beef, and Pastrami on an Everything, Swiss, provolone, muenster, lettuce, tomato, onions, sprouts, cucumber, horseradish, kalamata, mayo, mustard 

2012 Picks

Owner Picks

  • Kokola:  Smoked Turkey on an Everythinghot, cheddar, herb cream cheese, sprouts, cucumber, lettuce, tomato
  • Smith: Lox on an Everythingwatercress, corn salad, pesto, lettuce, onion, EZ mayo
  • JensonAvocado on an Everything, cheddar, sprouts
  • Fox (founder and former owner):  Pastrami on an Everythingkalamata spread, tomato, onions

Staff Picks

  • Amanda:  Peanut butter on a Raisinwalnut cream cheese
  • ShequitaEgg and ham on a Wheatvegetable cream cheese
  • Sam:  Egg and sausage on an Everything, cheddar
  • Crystal B.:  Egg white and ham on a Garlicswiss, feta, sprouts, onions, mustard
  • Patrick:  Sausage on a Raisinmuenster, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo, mustard
  • Kayla: American Cheese on a Plainhotbutter
  • BriannaTurkey on a Whole Wheathot, provolone, pesto, cucumber, onions
  • Shelly:  Turkey on an Everythingprovolone, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo
  • Anna F.:  Smoked turkey on an Everythingcheddar, bacon, avocado, sprouts, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo, pepper spread
  • Justine T.:  Smoked turkey on an Everythingmuenster, bacon, vegetable cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, mustard, horseradish
  • Joe:  Smoked turkey on an Everythinghot, Swiss, hummus, kalamata olive spread, pesto, mustard
  • Keith:  Smoked turkey on an Everythingmuenster, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions, mustard
  • HannahHam on an Everythinghot, American, lettuce, mayo
  • Victoria:  Ham on an Onionhot, provolone, American, butter, mustard
  • Beth D.:  Pastrami on an Everythingmuenster, pesto,  sprouts, watercress, lettuce, onions
  • MikePastrami on a PlainSwiss, pesto, mayo
  • Jered:  Corned Beef on a RaisinSwiss, sprouts, honey, mayo, caesar dressing
  • Cody:  Salami on a Plainmuenster
  • Emily:  Tuna on an OnionSwiss, sprouts, tomato, mustard, pepper spread
  • Ricardo:  Tuna on an Everythingcheddar, bacon, avocado, lettuce
  • Matt:  Tuna on an Everything Wheatbacon, lettuce, tomato
  • Kelly:  Chicken salad on an Everything
  • Claudia:  Egg salad on a Plainbacon
  • Cindy:  BLT on an Onionmayo
  • OliviaNoBull Burger on a Sesameprovolone, avocado, sprouts, watercress, onions, mayo, mustard