Massachusetts: It’s Raining Bagels In Boston
Chances are you have noticed the influx of a popular breakfast item taking over Massachusetts mornings. That’s because there have been a few new and unique bagel shops in the greater Boston area that people have been raving about.
Let’s get right to it and start with the most unique.
Brick Street Bagels
This is a bagel pop-up shop. Yes, a pop-up. Brick Street describes itself as a “Vermont baker in the South End,” which currently cooks up small-batch bagels. Back in November, Boston Uncovered explained how city residents were waiting in line for more than an hour to score Brick Street Bagels. Founder and owner, Jordan Renouf, has a bakery in the south end, and began by delivering bagels that were ordered. This became quite popular, so the idea was born to create pop-up shops. Spots have included all around the south end and occasionally in South Boston.
“Bagel flavors include asiago, everything, sesame, plain, and rosemary sea salt,” Boston Uncovered explains. You can follow the Brick Street Bagels story here on their Instagram, showing Renouf baking batches of fresh, hot bagels in his own kitchen.
Rebelle Artisan Bakery
Located at 249 Third St in Cambridge, Rebelle recently picked up and moved from Rhode Island. Boston.com recently named Rebelle as one of the five new restaurants they are most excited about. They explain that these bagels, “undergo a two-day fermentation, including 24 hours of cold-proofing, which slows down the fermentation to give the crust a crispier look and more flavor.”
Their menu currently includes ten different bagel flavors, including a pumpernickel everything and a special pretzel bagel. That’s not all, however. Rebelle also will offer a wide range of lox, spreads, and pastries. The shop is expected to open later this month.
Lastly, if chain bagel shop bagels are more of your preference, Bruegger’s Bagels has 19 locations in the New England region alone. Though none of their Boston bagel shops are technically new for 2024, there are four locations that are also consistently busy.