BENCHWARMERS BAGELS BAKES WITH FIRE AND CHALLENGES THE BAGEL ESTABLISHMENT

"Benchwarmers Bagels is pushing back against the bagel world’s geography bias.

For what seems like forever, a myth has been boiled and baked into a kind of accepted truth. If the bagel you’re eating didn’t come from the New York boroughs or Montreal, what’s even the point? It may look like a bagel, taste like a bagel, lodge poppyseeds between your teeth like a bagel, but if hailing from all the elsewheres in-between, it’s treated as something less than the real thing.

The style at Benchwarmers — the latest vendor to open in Transfer Co. Food Hall — is neither Montreal or New York, the owners said.

“Contextually, we’re not trying to do any type of bagel,” said Sam Kirkpatrick of Boulted Bread and co-owner of Benchwarmers. “Taste is so tied to memories...We’re asking people to try something new.”

Benchwarmers is the result of Boulted Bread, a stone mill bakery, and Jubala coffee, a craft coffee bar, joining forces.”

Read the entire story on The News & Observer here.

benchwarmers-bagels-raleigh-nc.jpeg