Brooklyn Boy Bagels
You can now get your NYC-style bagel fix without leaving your car.
July 07, 2020
Brooklyn Boy Bagels holds the self-proclaimed (and widely agreed upon) title as Sydney's "real-deal NYC bagels". After years of farmers markets and pop-up stores — from a six-seater cafe in Matraville and a kitchen in Marrickville to a Darlinghurst store and its recently closed cafe in Circular Quay's huge Gateway Sydney dining precinct — this Sydney bagel-slinger has settled on a permanent home in Marrickville.
When COVID-19 restrictions first came into place, the shop began offering home-delivery to a bunch of Sydney suburbs. Then, it converted the parking lot of its existing wholesale bakery on Marrickville's Carrington Road to a drive-thru — so you could pick up freshly baked (and boiled) goods without leaving your car. Now, with restrictions rolled back, the bakery also functions as a cafe.
The Inner West outpost offers plain, rainbow, onion, blueberry, sesame, gluten free and pumpkin versions of the humble boiled bread, as well as its famed everything bagel. Of course, you'll need some schmear, which Brooklyn Boy Bagels is selling by the bucketful. The 285-millilitre tubs of cream cheese include plain, jalapeño, lox with capers, garlic and chive flavours and a vegan almond 'cream cheese' one. Nutella, raspberry jam and peanut butter are also available, as are toppings such as lox and pastrami.
While you'll definitely want the bagels, you'll also find sourdough, challah, loaves of rye, chocolate chip and sea salt cookies and a NY pushcart-style pretzel on the menu, plus takeaway coffee from local specialty coffee roasters The Little Marrionette.