This bagels and lox brunch platter will make even a weekday during isolation feel like a holiday.

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Hello, and welcome to my celebrate at home series!  Crazy times, right? It's kind of amazing to see the creative ways people are adapting.  

And that's what the celebrate at home series is all about.  I started a new 2020 Quarantine Party Ideas Pinterest Board full of fun ways to celebrate birthdays, baby showers, and graduations.  So far, my favorite thing that people are doing are birthday parades.  By the way, if you have a unique social distancing party idea you'd like to share, you can always send me an email at  

Besides big milestones, I also like to make everyday moments feel special.  A bagels and lox brunch platter can make even a random weekday in isolation feel like a holiday.  

a bagels and lox brunch platter with cream cheese and capers

As we get used to what is hopefully a temporary normal, I have to admit - I don't miss waking up at the crack of dawn to get the kids ready for school.    Brunch is becoming more and more common in my house and I kinda love it. 

What is Lox?

Don't know what lox is?  In my opinion, it's little slices of heavenly deliciousness.  But the actual definition is that Lox is a Yiddish word for fillet of brined salmon.  It's often cured in either salt or sugar and is usually eaten with cream cheese on a bagel.

How to serve Lox and Bagels

Some of the most common foods to serve alongside bagels and lox are:

  • cream cheese
  • sliced red onion
  • capers
  • tomatoes
  • boiled egg
  • lemon wedges

Also on this brunch platter are chocolate babka and fresh blackberries.  Why?  Because my aunt and uncle sent us a New York brunch box from Russ & Daughters that included chocolate babka and we happened to have blackberries LOL.   

a brunch idea - bagels, lox, cream cheese, capers, onion, tomatoes, and boiled eggs  

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Is there anything better than a bagel with Iox and cream cheese?  It's definitely one of my favorite brunch ideas.

More Yummy Brunch Ideas

I happen to love brunch, so bagels and lox with cream cheese have a few recipes to complete with for number one favorite.

bagel with lox and cream cheese and capers

That's it for this bagels and lox brunch platter!  Until next time!

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a breakfast grazing board of bagels and lox with cream cheese, capers, eggs, tomatoes, lemons, and babka

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