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By Ben Hansen
July 16, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
July 16, 2021
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Under current COVID-19 restrictions, there are restrictions on where and how far you can travel. When leaving your house, please ensure you wear a mask and social distance. For up-to-date information on Public Health Orders and restrictions in Greater Sydney visit the NSW Health website.

Marrickville bagel speciality store Brooklyn Boy Bagels is making sure Sydneysiders aren't missing out on its fresh crispy bagels with a series of pop-ups at different cafes across the city.

The inner west favourite has taken a hit due to the lockdown with wholesale sales down by nearly 50 per cent. "We lost thirty-thousand dollars in just two weeks," New York-bred founder Michael Shafran says. So, in order to get more bagels into hands, Brooklyn Boy is collaborating with some Sydney cafes for special one-off pop-ups across various locations.

On Friday, July 16, Brooklyn Boy will appear at St Ives' Stanley Street Cafe, the first time the bagels have popped up in a north shore location. Then on Saturday, July 17 the bagels move to Surry Hills eatery Tokyo Bird, where Shafran is concocting once-off product collaborations with Tokyo Bird owners Jason and Tina Ang.

"I'm thinking about making a tobiko cream cheese, where the flying fish roe – you know, the kind that you normally use on sushi and sushi dons – brings a kind of smoked salmon quality, but with a texture that's like popping candy," Shafran says.

Each pop-up will run with COVID-safe precautions currently in place at all cafes, and bagels will only be available for takeaway.

More locations are also set to be announced, plus a new outdoor storefront has been set up in front of Brooklyn Boy's Marrickville bakery. The 'Home Away From Home' store is open at 19 Carrington Road, Marrickville, seven days a week.

If you aren't comfortable leaving the home or don't live close to one of the pop-up's, you can also have Brooklyn Boy bagels delivered to your home. Orders over $50 are available for next-day delivery to the inner west, north shore, lower northern beaches, City of Sydney and eastern suburbs for $6.50–9.95 depending on your area.

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