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American, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed April 5, 2021

Excellent bagel with lox, and bagel with egg. Great coffee too! Good order online and pick up service.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

The place is OK - not more than "OK" - nothing pleasing inside - it actually looks better from the outside...We are totally surprised that there were many people who actually "liked" the place and left positive reviews... The food in there is also not...more than "OK" ..the menu items did seem interesting...bagel w/salmon and bagel w/white fish and so on.. ...but in reality the bagels were the worst we've ever tried anywhere - the bagels were too hard, rt simply speaking - they were at least 2-3 days old, the amount of salmon on the bagels was shamefully small., tiny and the worst thing is that they were mixed w/sliced tomatoes - whoever put them together clearly tried to disguise the lack of salmon w/red tomatoes - a total disgrace!! The bagels w/Whitefish were even worse - instead of the actual fish meat , what we anticipated, there was some kinda of a fish paste on our bagels , and again that was covered up w/some green edible stuff.- it only very remotely reminded of a fishy taste...Terrible!! The owners need to visit Brooklyn, NY to taste a real bagel - maybe that would help them in understanding what a bagel should be like!! We also ordered their soup - it was some kind of a spinach w/kidney beans soup - well...the soup in its consistency looked more like an overdone wheat porridge and looked absolutely not attractive to eat - the taste was OK, but , again, not more that OK.... and it was barely warm - and hot at all, as soups should be normally served. Overall ...the food's quality is totally mediocre, the service is not great either - we were serviced with all plates of different sizes, different colors and pasterns and that looked cheap and not professional at all...the same story was w/forks and spoons which also looked different - seemed like the owners brought from home everything whatever they no longer needed and served those items... We are NOT going to come back!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

Finally a reason to go downtown Lewiston...I will be back. The poppy seed bagel I enjoyed with as crispy, crunchy, chew and at the same time light. It tasted as good as it looked. I also enjoyed a blueberry danish. This was not quite as...amazing as the bagel but still very enjoyable. The atmosphere of the cafe was also pleasant, a great spot to enjoy a meeting or a casual date. I highly recommend the Forage Market.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

Forage prides itself on the best local ingredients and you can taste the difference. It’s a nice down town location. Reminiscent of a college joint, mostly younger people working there and eating there. They have funky art and a creative menu. The bagels are fresh...baked and $1.95 a piece plain. They have 5 or 6 different varieties of bagel (everything, sesame, sea salt, etc) and many breakfast and lunch sandwiches. I had the “Squealer” with the local bacon and egg, fresh local tomato and an anise forward aioli. It was a good size and $9.00. The flavors were balanced and it was very good. Quality ingredients all locally sourced. Definitely worth a quick breakfast or lunch or grab a coffee and stay a while.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

Nice to see Forage on Lisbon street. Portland is such a Foodie destination. Lewiston is just the opposite. Forage is a great little cafe. It’s raw and stripped down space with high quality food. We’ll go again. I hope they inspire more. If you have...to be Gluten Free or are GF by choice, you can ask for you sandwich on GF and they don’t stare at you.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Great bagel breakfast sandwiches all day. They offer several very interesting combo of ingredients. Just had an everything bagel with smoked salmon (really good quality salmon), egg, tomato, mixed greens, and yummy pickled onion. Coffee is delish. :-)

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

$12 for a breakfast sandwich? The bagel wasn't toasted like I asked, the egg was so runny that when they put it in the aluminum foil it came out the top and soaked the top of making it so gooey. The prosciutto had more fat...than meat and was slimy. Since the bagel wasn't toasted, it was hard to bite through the whole sandwich. WORST 1st and last experience. I got it to go, so when I got home it was too late to return. My dog ate the runny uncooked egg and the slimy fatty prosciutto. There are so many other better options for breakfast here in Portland for less than a $12 breakfast sandwich.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Great sandwiches ,soups and pastries...music on the weekends. Always a good experience...parking is lacking...service is very slow, be prepared to stand in line

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

This place is fresh, fun, friendly, and delicious! I ordered the breakfast sandwich with salmon. WOW...just wow! I really enjoyed my breakfast!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

Very popular, and I love the concept. The bagels are fresh and just like NYC. Just the storefront itself can be very crowded and loud, not very relaxing to hang out and try to have a conversation.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Sad - they’ve changed every since their renovations... bagels have gotten smaller and expensiver. Coffee is no longer ORGANIC - they say it is, but my years in the coffee business, I know it’s FALSELY advertised. I hope the management really takes this into consideration...that it’s not right. Don’t go there until they get their act together, I’m sure they will because others have similar issues.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Always served with a smile, great tasting soups, bagels are awesome, and coffee is amazing! I love the atmosphere here due to it's highly liberal and LGBT-friendly attitude. The locals always rave about how comfortable they feel here and I couldn't agree more! I love...Forage and will continue going back again and again!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

This little market is the perfect breakfast/brunch/lunch spot. First of all - amazing bagels. Really healthy options and you can design all of their ingredients how you wish. Cute little place to catch up with friends and enjoy a great meal!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

After waiting 27 minutes for our breakfast we finally asked how much longer it might take as we had appointments to attend. It took 2 two employees 5 minutes to clarify that they had lost the order. At 40 minutes our breakfast was finally delivered....We both ordered an everything bagel with lox which was, in my opinion, as close to Brooklyn's best bagel. I would certainly visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Forage is a great addition to our city. The food is incredible, specifically the oven fired bagels! I would rate a 5 star if the drinks were better and it wasn’t so pricey. You can easily spend $25 on simple breakfast for two, but the...food is a must.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Forage Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5