Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cleveland Bagel Co.

Clevelanders have been able to get a great bagel from Cleveland Bagel Co. at local shops around town, like Erie Island Coffee, Pour Cleveland, Phoenix Coffee Bar, and The Grocery, and several area restaurants use their product, like Trentina, Cafe 55, Graffiti: A Social Kitchen, and Flying Fig.

But, thanks to CNBC's Cleveland Hustles, you can now pick up bagels and schmears from their brick-and-mortar shop on Detroit Avenue across the street from The Harp.
Since opening just about two weeks ago, people have been lining up to get their hands on the bagels, and they've sold out often.

Mr. H and I headed there last Sunday morning. There were only a couple of bagels left in the case, and we started to worry about whether we'd get one or not by the time we got through the line. But, then came out piping hot and fresh Plain and Sea Salt bagels from their production space in the back of the shop. Score!
You can currently choose from Plain, Sesame Seed, Sea Salt, Poppy Seed, and Everything. During our visit to the shop, they also had a Rosemary bagel available. Mr. H got that, and paired it with the Pumpkin schmear.

These bagels are hand-rolled, and that perfect balance of a crispy outside but doughy center. I scarfed down a Plain with Brie, Honey, Toasted Walnut schmear, and took home a Plain with Cheddar Chive schmear for Monday morning.
Might be the best bagel that I've had, certainly at least in Cleveland. And I've had some good ones in NYC!

Bagel sandwiches coming soon to the shop, they've got their own blend of locally-produced coffee, you can order from the company for events, and bagel delivery is in the future. All fantastic things for this local company. I, for one, am now a fan, and I'll be stopping in for my bagel fix.

The Cleveland Bagel Co.
4201 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113