Market stall of the week: The Bagel Boys | Gourmand and Gourmet

Market stall of the week: The Bagel Boys

A good bagel isn’t easily stumbled upon in Brisbane. Well, at least that’s what we thought, before we sank our teeth into one of the best we’d ever tasted at The Bagel Boys market stall last weekend. Bringing authentic New York style bagels to Brisbane, Bagel Boys owners and creators Ian and Ben are slowly taking over Brisbane, rolling their way through town to markets, cafes and now, their very own store. Their bagels are made in the traditional method of kettle boiling and then baking, but really, all you need to know is that they are pretty darn delicious. For your basic bagel to take home and just slather in butter, there are 11 different flavors to choose from, with everything from poppy seed to a cinnamon and raisin doughy delight, as well as gluten-free rolls. But the filled bagels are where it’s really at. No matter your preference, the boys have you covered, with classics like the Smoked Salmon with salmon, cream cheese, capers, rocket and a zesty sauce or The Reuben, packed with pastrami, swiss cheese, spicy red cabbage and a whole lot of pickles. You’ll find these golden orbs of goodness at a whole bunch of markets, including the Jan powers Farmers Markets and Eagle Farm Markets, just check their website for all the details. If you can’t make it to the markets (life just gets in the way sometimes) head into the new Bagel Boys store in the city where you’ll find all the bagels you could ever dream of! Words by Millicent Bax