Are your bagels boiled?
Yes! We boil them in a malted barley bath before baking them. Read more about our process here.
What flavor bagels do you carry?
We always carry 6-8 flavors -- 6 core flavors offered every week (poppy, sesame, everything, plain, onion, pretzel) and 1-2 rotating specialty flavors like beet (Wednesdays) and pumpernickel (Weekends). We do not have whole wheat/rye/multi-grain bagels as daily offerings at this moment.
do you have vegan options?
Yes we do! All our bagels are vegan unless otherwise noted (e.g. egg bagels). We have house-made, nut-based vegan spreads and several sandwich options that are vegan by default or can be made vegan by request. We're also happy to offer almond milk for our coffee drinks at no added cost. At this moment we do not carry any vegan pastries.
do you have kosher options?
We are not a kosher kitchen. We make some Jewish Deli staples in the traditional style, like chopped liver and babka, because they are delicious and we tip our hat to their culture. We do serve pork and our bacon is cooked in the same ovens as our bagels, making them not kosher.
We have done kosher production runs under the supervision of Rabbi Barry Dolinger of Temple Beth Sholom. To find out when our next kosher production is happening, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media!
do you have gluten-free options?
We have no plans to introduce a gluten-free bagel. Bagels require high-gluten flour, and we can't guarantee that any goods produced in our kitchen are 100% wheat/gluten free.
can you accommodate allergies?
We do our best to handle food allergies safely, but we are not an allergen-free facility. If you let us know about your allergy, we'll guide you through the menu and make sure your food is prepared on a freshly cleaned and sanitized surface. The kitchen also takes care to avoid cross-contamination during the baking process.
Why are you closed on mondays and tuesdays?
Because we have one team who works full time, around 45 hours per week, to make this magic happen. Our owner works 6 days a week. It takes a lot to keep Rebelle alive early in the game and we need rest, like all humans. We plan to eventually open 7 days a week.
I have an event coming up. Do you take special orders?
You can order bagels, lox platters, coffee boxes and pastries from our catering menu with 48 hours notice and a $30 minimum. To see the menu and place an order for pick-up, click here. Delivery available in the East Side and Downtown areas of Providence.
can i phone in my order for pick-up?
We do not accept call-ahead orders at this moment. If placing an order for $30+, you may use our online order form with 24 hours' notice. Otherwise we're happy to serve you in store!
can you put aside bagels for me if i call ahead?
We only reserve product that has been pre-ordered and paid for. To ensure best selection, we advise that you visit us early in the day.
my non-profit has an event coming up. can you donate product/gift cards?
We are happy to contribute donations to organizations that align with our values and mission. Send us an email with details about your event and organization, and we may contribute if the event/organization are a good fit for us. Please note we cannot honor all donation requests -- thanks for understanding!
what do you do with unsold bagels?
We work with local groups like the Rhode Island Free Clinic to donate unsold bagels at the end of the day. If your organization is interested in picking up unsold product, please send us an email with information about your organization's mission and needs.
what's with your prices?
We believe you get what you pay for. High quality ingredients, artisanal techniques and doing business with integrity all add up to the prices you see on the menu. We work exclusively with King Arthur flour, a pricey alternative but one we love for its consistent quality and superior taste. We source our coffee from local roaster Borealis Coffee Company, paying a premium for outstanding coffee and supporting a local business. We don't rely on minimum-wage workers or unpaid interns to run our kitchen and serve your bagels. We offer our employees benefits like paid time off and regular team events. We focus on artisanal techniques and do everything from scratch by hand, so we don't have a machine that rolls and spits out hundreds of bagels a day and we don't have a steam oven to bypass the boiling process. We want to continue supporting local producers, paying fair wages (and always moving that goalpost in favor of our team!), and giving our customers the best possible product we can make. If you support how we do business, visit us often!