Brooklyn Boy Bagels Drive-Thru
You can now get your NYC-style bagel fix without leaving your car.
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 now launched a new venture that's telling of our current times: a drive-thru.
When COVID-19 restrictions first came into place, the shop began offering home-delivery to a bunch of Sydney suburbs. Then, as of April, it converted the parking lot of its existing wholesale bakery on Marrickville's Carrington Road — so you can pick up freshly baked (and boiled) goods without leaving your car.
The new venture offers plain, rainbow, onion, blueberry, sesame, gluten free and pumpkin versions, 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.