we start with the best ingredients.

We've carefully chosen our ingredients to make the best-tasting bagel we can. We use King Arthur's Sir Lancelot flour in our dough, and brewer's grade malted barley gives our bagels their distinctive taste. Our Everything spice mix is blended in-house, so we always strike the right balance of flavors.

then we hand-roll, boil and bake our bagels.

How bagels are shaped affects their final taste and texture. We divide our dough and roll every bagel by hand before sending them to the cooler for a slow fermentation. We then boil them in a malted barley bath -- the same stuff beer is made from! -- and bake them to crispy perfection. Over 24 hours of work give these bagels a uniquely blistered exterior with a slight crunch, a chewy and soft interior, and a delicious malty taste.

we experiment. a lot.

We like to play with flavors in our dough and spreads and a inspired by our favorite foods, seasonal ingredients and local producers. We've made beer and cheese bagels with Revival Brewing and Narragansett Creamery, kimchi cream cheese with Chi Kitchen and sandwiches with The Backyard Food Company's tomato jam.

 

Photos by Milena Pagan and Emily Homonoff

about the team

Milena Pagan, owner 

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Milena moved to Providence in 2013 and had a hard time finding bagels she loved. Making bagels started as a fun weekend activity and quickly evolved into an obsession.

An MIT-trained chemical engineer, she turned her home kitchen into a lab and meticulously tinkered with every aspect of the bagel making process. It took her 3 months of baking almost every day to achieve her goal: a bagel with just the right amount of crunch, a soft and chewy interior and a deliciously malty crust. It was then that she decided to quit her corporate job and pursue bagel making full time.

Milena is passionate about meeting, advising and being mentored by other ladies in business, especially the food business. When she's not thinking about work, she likes reality TV, craft beer, gardening, and trying new foods. She's friendly; say hi!

 

ALSO WITH US:

Michele Ouellette, Head Baker

Adena Marcelino, Baker

Molly Dion, Baker

Jeremy Mall, Baker

Anna Bonesteel, Baker

Sky Schirmer, Baker

Lauren Burke, Baker

Marc Brigante, Prep Cook

Delio Hernandez, Front of House

Elton Dos Santos, Front of House

Adriane Thompson, Front of House

Claire Palmer, Sandwich Genius

Tracy Whittaker, Sandwich Assistant