Wicked Bagel is having their soft opening today. Doing brisk business at 10 AM. The interior is much nicer than I expected with a few tables for eat-in customers (they’re not doing sandwiches yet).
We got 1/2 dozen - sesame and everything. A plain with creamy PB for spring onion - he gobbled up 1/4 outside and then we biked home.
By first look, B and I were worried. They are way puffier than we like. But upon eating (B likes his toasted, I don’t), we found the crust slightly crispy (could be crispier in our opinions) and the interior pleasantly chewy and not the bread monstrosities that we were worried about. I do hope they tweak a bit to make smaller bagels and I found the everything seed/salt mix a tad too salty (B didn’t).
We are glad they are in the neighborhood.
Edited to add: Between dinner last night (forager and brisket pizzas from Commune Kitchen…both as usual mind-knowingly good), me getting back into bread-making, and bagels today, this household adheres to the Gluten Everday diet. We couldn’t survive without it!
Hmmm…the sesame is breadier than the everything or plain. Bummer.