Breakfast: Bagel Street Deli
Bagel Street Deli is an Athens staple. Their maroon awning and foil-wrapped heavenly sandwiches are an iconic part of uptown. Choose from an array of "bagelwiches" at Bagel Street Deli. They divide their menu into themed sections, for example, Bagel Street Deli Originals, Poultry Pursuers and Italian Eats.
They are open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Delivery is offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and you can order online as well. My personal favorite "bagelwich" is the Macgyger and Tom's Turkey.
Lunch: Brenen's Coffee Cafe
Since 1993, Brenen's Coffee Cafe has been an Athens tradition. They serve delicious sandwiches, paninis and salads. The food is made to order in front of customers.
Plus, grab a coffee or specialty drink as a mid-afternoon pick me up. The atmosphere is a perfect place to relax and enjoy alone time or chat with new friends. Additionally, they have recently opened a new outdoor seating space. Brenen's Coffee Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend.
Dinner: Ginger Asian Kitchen
Ginger Asian Kitchen is a convenient and crowd-pleasing dinner option. They serve customizable bowls and handmade sushi rolls. The bowls are made similar to Chipotle; you choose a protein, a base (such as fried rice or lo mein noodles), toppings and sauce.
The sushi is made in-house and customers can pick from traditional rolls or specialty rolls. Ginger Asian Kitchen is open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dessert: Whit's Frozen Custard
Whit's Frozen Custard is the perfect sweet treat to follow-up dinner. Whit's sticks to the basics, but the taste is far from ordinary. They serve vanilla and chocolate custard and a weekly new flavor. Customers can order their ice cream blended as a whitser or sundae style.
Pick from their menu of toppings and custard combos, or create your own. Whit's Frozen Custard is open Sunday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Late-night snack: Fry'd
End your night in Athens at Fry'd. Myles Cutler, OU alumni, created the business. It is the ultimate late-night snack. Whether you're craving sweet or savory, they have both.
First, you pick your fry. Choose from chicken fries, french fries, sweet potato fries, funnel cake fries, pickle fries or tater tots. Next, you choose your size, small, medium or large. Finally, you choose your sauce, melted cheeses, seasonings or extra toppings.
Fry'd is open Monday through Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.