Despite what some reckon, you don’t need New York City water to make an outstanding bagel; all you really need is a talented team that understand the nuances of making this specialty.
The following businesses all have the goods, and are home to some of the best bagels money can buy in Utah.
The Dough Miner
Modeled on classic East Coast style bagels – the process at this Granary District baker follows a careful and rigorous process. The Dough Miner take no shortcuts following traditional techniques; that means: mixing the dough, raising, cutting, hand forming, fermenting, raising again, boiling then baking then topping. Schwoo! All that hard work means you get the real deal – a nice brown crunch on the outside and a thick bready inside, delicious.
945 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
You can read our full story on this popup company here. Popup? Baby’s essentially have one bagel bake a week. Those in the know get the alert email then swing by at the weekend to grab some of the very best bagels in Utah. Convenient? Not quite. Delicious? Absolutely.
Janet and Michael Feldman hail from the East coast – Jersey to be precise. The snowy slopes of Utah brought them our way decades ago now. When they landed they set about recreating the food they knew, loved and missed from back home. As well as stacked NYC style deli sandwiches, the duo make amazing bagels. How good? If you stop by any day, they’re almost always gone by noon.
2005 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Check out this article that details the story behind Cheryl Mignone’s bagel business. It’s another famililar story. As Heather L. King writes, “New Jersey, couldn’t find a bagel reminiscent of the crusty and chewy bagels of their East Coast heritage.”
714 Rildah Circle, Kaysville
2352 Kiesel Ave, Ogden
455 25th Street, Ogden
This bricks and mortar outlet offers early morning bagels six days a week. As well as providing much beloved bagels to an eager fanbase, Bagel Project also have the most extensive list of toppings. Check out creative options like the house smoked Utah trout with organic fried egg or go more traditional with fried egg, bacon and cheese.
779 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Who did we miss?
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At this time we have the following sponosrs: BTG, Caffe Molise, The Dough Miner, Downtown Alliance, Feldman’s Deli, Flanker, Garage On Beck, Hearth And Hill, Hill’s Kitchen, Kao Thai, Kin Sen Asian Noodle Bar, Kyoto, LemonShark Poke, Log Haven, Oasis Cafe, Pirate O's Gourmet Market, SLC Eatery, Squatter’s Downtown Salt Lake City, Stoneground Italian Kitchen, Urban Hill, Wasatch Brew Pub Sugar House, Whiskey Street, White Horse.
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