Of course an everything bagel doesn’t truly feature everything but what do you expect it to include?
Suppose you were to walk into a bagel shop where you’ve never been before. Without looking at the bagels on display, you order an Everything Bagel. What do you expect to get?
From a life’s experience, I would always expect both poppy seeds and sesame seeds. I would hope also for garlic and onion, maybe salt. I certainly would not expect to be served a bagel with poppy, sesame, garlic, onion, chocolate chips, blueberries, sundried tomatoes, jalapenos . . .
What’s the minimum, what are the standards that you would expect for a bagel shop to justify calling a bagel an Everything Bagel?