After countless months of waiting, Brooklyn Bagel Bakery is ready for its big return. Owner Vanik Elchibegian says all the hurdles have been cleared, and the storefront will start selling bagels again on Friday, November 9.
Brooklyn Bagel Bakery was for years considered to be the top tier bagel-maker in all of Los Angeles, with a storied pedigree in the Westlake/Historic Filipinotown area that dates back decades. In 2015 the building suffered a major structural collapse, forcing a production shift to an offsite wholesale location and closing consumer retail operations for years. In the years since, Elchibegian has been working to shore up the damage, make new necessary changes to the building, and reopen as a retail operation where customers can stop in for a bagel and a coffee.
And now the time has come. Elchibegian tells Eater that Brooklyn Bagel Bakery will reopen to the world on Friday, November 9, beginning at 6 a.m. There will still be daily baking on site at the property, though wholesale operations are continuing in a different location. As for the menu, look for a dozen or so different bagel flavors, plus simple juices, tea, and coffee. There are plans to expand the menu down the line with bagel sandwiches as well, but for things will stay pure and simple, much like the Brooklyn Bagel Bakery of old — complete with the same recipes and bakers the company has always employed. Expect hours from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
Brooklyn Bagel Bakery. 2217 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.