To celebrate its sponsorship of Friends on Comedy Central, New York Bakery Co. has unveiled SIX new recipes inspired by the characters. The as seen on TV recipe collection has been released by the UK’s number one bagel baker 25 years after the sensational six first arrived on the nation’s small screens. 

From The Divorcee to The Shopaholic, fans can tuck in as they tune in with these authentic boiled and stone baked bagels featuring a variety of tasty toppings and fillings inspired by the characters. 

Select items from the menu will be available at #FriendsFest, billed as the ultimate celebration of the world’s favourite TV show, as it returns for a special Friends 25th anniversary tour this summer. 

Attendees to the fun-filled festival in Manchester (2-18 Aug), Bristol (23 Aug – 1 Sept), Milton Keynes (6-15 Sept) and London (20-29 Sept) can expect an authentic taste of New York thanks to New York Bakery Co.’s boiled and stone-baked baking method. 

But can YOU match the bagel to the character who inspired it?

1. The Divorcee: you’ll give them half of everything…
Turkey, Sauerkraut, Lettuce and Relish on a New York Bakery Co. Original Bagel.
2. The Joker: who said never play with your food?
Left: Tuna Mayo mixed up with Sweetcorn, Red Pepper, Red Onion, Cucumber and Lettuce on a New York Bakery Co. Original Bagel. Right: Ham, Lettuce, Tomatoes and Mustard on a New York Bakery Co. Red Onion & Chive Bagel.
3. The Neat Freak: you won’t find a single crumb on this bagel…
Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Rocket on a New York Bakery Co. Sesame Bagel.
4. The Free Spirit: this one screams peace and love…
Pale Purple, Yellow, Pink, Pale Green and darker Green dyed Cream Cheese, Edible Glitter, crushed up freeze dried Raspberries and Edible Flowers on a New York Bakery Co. Cinnamon & Raisin Bagel.
5. The Shopaholic: you can never buy enough…
Avocados, Red and Yellow Peppers, Red and Yellow Chicory, Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumbers, a Red Onion and Aubergine on a New York Bakery Co. Sesame Bagel.
6. The Big Eater: not for sharing…
Pastrami, Turkey, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Relish, Gherkins and Jalapeños on a New York Bakery Co. Original Bagel.