Here are a number of potential toppings to set out on your bagel bar.

But first on your list should be a variety of good, fresh bagels. Make sure you include one or two for those who prefer something on the sweet side, as well as complementary toppings for them.

--Thin-sliced lox/smoked salmon, or other smoked fish, such as trout.

--Thin-sliced turkey, roast beef or ham.

--Cooked bacon, pancetta or Canadian bacon.

--Red onion, sliced or chopped.

--Capers.

--Lemons

--Cream cheese: plain or flavored with salmon, vegetables, garlic, onion, chives, herbs, fruit, nuts, etc.

--Butter.

--Swiss, white or horseradish cheddar, smoked Gouda, Gruyere or Muenster cheese slices.

--Black olive slices.

--Tomato slices.

--Avocado slices.

--Cucumber slices.

--Roasted red peppers.

--Fruit jams or preserves.

--Peanut butter.

--Apple slices.

--Blueberries.

--Apple, pumpkin or honey butter.