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LA’s Cutest Bagel Pop-Up Goes Permanent in Virgil Village

Courage Bagels should open at the end of 2019

Courage Bagels shown as a group from above, with multiple ingredients.
Courage Bagels
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Silver Lake farmers market favorite and Broome Street bagel pop-up Courage Bagels made a significant move into a future brick and mortar space. It’s kitty corner to Jessica Koslow’s Sqirl in the beloved former Virgil Village panadería, Super Pan. The owners signed a lease this week and anticipate a late-2019 opening.

Owners Arielle Skye and Chris Moss will rework the 820 square feet to produce their popular Montreal-style, wood-fired bagels and bialys in bulk. It’s a unique process for a unique bagel, which sports a crusty, chewy crust.

The menu will be similar to Courage’s pop-ups, with toppings like hand-sliced smoked salmon, wild American caviar, or fresh garden options depending on availability. It’ll also sell teas and coffees.

Some might recall Skye selling bagels from the back of her bike around Silver Lake over the last few years. Prior to that, Skye lost her marketing job after being told she “wasn’t bubbly enough,” and set her sights to making and selling bagels. After selling bagels on a bike for a year-and-a-half, Skye squeezed into the Silver Lake farmers market last July. Moss was a baker for years, specializing in dark, crusty fermented loaves. The engaged couple joined forces and an improved bagel came to light.

In the meantime, find Courage Bagels at the Silver Lake farmers market on Saturdays, as well as Sundays at Broome Street.

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Courage Bagels. 777 North Virgil, Virgil Village

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