The History of Bagels-Lecture and Tasting

ca. 1900, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA — — Image by © Photo Collection Alexander Alland, Sr./CORBIS

Visit the historic Lower East Side of Manhattan for a talk on the making of bagels from the most famous Bagel Maker in the wholesale market, Davidovich Bakery.

Participants will receive bagel tasting with cream cheeses and learn the history of bagels. This will be a fun and informative event.

Cost: Payment required – 7.50

Categories: Education | Food & Wine | Neighborhood

Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

July 8, 2019Monday   2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Blue Moon Hotel

100 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002

A 1979 Tribute to Real Bagels Courtesy fo the Brooklyn Public Library

Everyone knows Davidovich makes bagels the old fashioned way.  We still hand make, kettle boil, and plank  bake our bagels from the best ingredients in the world.

We always say our process is authentic and Artisan but here is some archived footage from 1979, courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library, to show how real bagels are made.

We still make them this way today.

A Guide to Buying a Good Everything Bagel

June 10, 2019 (NYC)– All bagels are not created equal.  Just because a famous bagel store calls that seeded circle with the hole an “Everything Bagel”, doesn’t mean it isn’t an imposter.  In fact, I would argue there are more imposters on the market today than ever.   So how can you, the discerning consumer, be sure to get an authentic Everything Bagel?

The Problem Defined

You get a craving for an Everything Bagel and you walk into your local bagel store.   How can you be certain  the bagel you are purchasing is the very best?  At Davidovich Bakery we understand that buying an Everything bagel, without a source of comparison, can make the answer to this question very difficult.   So we decided to provide a short guide to determining whether your store’s Everything Bagel passes muster.  We decided the surest way to illustrate the differences between an authentic, Davidovich, Everything Bagel and others was to do a side-by-side comparison.

The Bagels Were Chosen at Random

To set up this test we selected a Davidovich Everything bagel at random.  This bagel was not hand selected for this purpose of showcasing our great bagels.  It, simply, was chosen from an ordinary bin of Davidovich Everything Bagels at our Blue Moon Hotel location on the Lower East Side of NYC.

Davidovich Everything Bagel
Bagel #1
Bagel 2

This Davidovich Everything Bagel was placed side-by-side with two bagels purchased at some reputable NYC Bagel Stores.   These bagels, also, were not hand selected by us, but chosen, blindly, by the clerk in  “arms length” transactions.  Both stores were established NYC bagel stores with solid reputations.  The stores had no idea we were conducting this test.

The Results

When we compared the seeding of these three bagel selections, the results  were not even  close.  Davidovich’s double seeded, Everything bagel was generously  covered with Poppy seeds, Sesame seeds, Onions, Salt, Garlic, and  Oats.  Bagel #1 had only a few seeds, that appeared accidental by contact.   Bagel #2 was covered more generously on one side, only, with Sesame and Poppy Seeds.

How can these other Bagel Stores even dare to call their products “Everything Bagels”?

While we understand the cost of ingredients has gone up, we believe discerning customers expect more value from their bagel seller, not less, in these times.  We also know that, historically, bagel stores always reduce the quality and quantity of seeds when they are looking to save a few pennies on their product.  The hope is, that without a source of comparison, the average customer will not even notice.

Well, but-for our little experiment, these bagel store owners may have been correct.   However, once these bagels are lined up side-by-side, the results are undeniable.   Davidovich is the winner by unanimous decision.

In  addition to seeding the test  we went on to compare other salient factors that constitute bagel quality.  The test went on to discuss such factors as texture, flour, density, and more.

Once again, the hands down favorite was the Davidovich Everything Bagel.

To Find out More

The side-by-side comparison conducted by Davidovich was quite extensive, and the subject of a video posted on Davidovich’s YouTube Account.  Please be sure to check it out here for a more detailed look at this shocking look at the state of bagel business in NYC.

Look for more side by side comparisons in future video installments to insure you are getting the best value for your money and the best bagels NYC has to offer.

 

NYCEDC to Celebrate Grand Opening of New York City’s First New Public Market Since 1955

 
May 12, 2019

CONTACT:
Christopher Singleton/Shavone Williams,
(212) 312-3523 / publicaffairs@edc.nyc

Tomorrow: NYCEDC to Celebrate Grand Opening of New York City’s
First New Public Market Since 1955
 
New Home for Essex Street Market Features Over 35 Vendors
 New York – Tomorrow, Monday, May 13, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President James Patchett,  City Officials, community stakeholders and over 35 vendors will celebrate the grand opening of the new Essex Market at Essex Crossing.
 
First opened in the 1940s on Essex Street, NYCEDC led the renovation and revitalization of the market into a new 37,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that includes 39 vendor stalls, two full-service restaurants, and a demonstration kitchen that will be used for cooking classes, educational programming, and more. The new space, which is triple the size of the previous location, will provide the local community and visitors alike with local and globally-sourced fresh and affordable grocery items and prepared dishes.
 
All 21 vendors operating out of the previous market space, including the world famous Davidovich Bakery, have made the move to the new location, where they are joined by 16 new vendors, including Lower East Side Ice Cream Factory, Samesa, Don Ceviche, and Heros & Villains.
 
WHAT:           
Ribbon cutting for the new Essex Market location
 
WHO: 
James Patchett, NYCEDC President and CEO 
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Councilmember Margaret Chin
Tim Laughlin, Lower East Side Partnership President
Dominic Berg, Essex Crossing Task Force Chair
Legacy and new market vendors 
Community stakeholders
 NYCEDC officials and vendors will be available for pull aside interviews after the speaking program 
WHEN:           
Tomorrow, Monday, May 13, 2018, 10:15 AM
              
WHERE:         
115 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002 (Map)
 
Visuals:           
Ceremonial cutting of the ribbon
Opportunity to tour the new facility and capture b-roll and photos of vendors
 *Please RSVP to csingleton@edc.nyc by 8PM on Sunday, May 12th* 
ABOUT NYCEDC
New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.
 
ABOUT ESSEX MARKET
Essex Street Market has provided affordable space to eateries, artists, merchants and other vendors since the 1940s when Mayor LaGuardia made a dedicated effort to provide street merchants and pushcart vendors with dedicated places to do business. In the new space, the public market will continue to specialize in a wide variety of grocery items and culinary products including gourmet cheeses, premium cuts of meat, fresh fish, and prepared foods for every palette.

 

Davidovich Bagel Now Available Everywhere in the United States

May 1, 2019– Everyone knows NYC is the home of the best bagels in the world. Over the past several years Davidovich Bakery has been inundated with inquires from customers and resellers throughout the United States seeking these Artisan gems.

Now through a series of strategic partnerships Davidovich Bagels can be found at the finest retail stores, gourmet supermarkets, 5 star Hotels, and coffee shops.

Whether by the trailer load, the pallet, or even as little as one case (5 dozen) of the hand made, kettle boiled, plank baked, certified Kosher, Pas Yisroel, double seeded, all natural, Non-GMO Certified, Certified Made in NYC artisan bagels can be sourced in as little as one day.

To find out where to purchase Davidovich NYC Bagels for use, consumption, or resale please email marc@allnp.com

 

Davidovich Bakery Rolls Out Redistribution with DOT Foods

April 10, 2019

Dear Valued Customer:

All Natural Products Inc makes every effort to provide our distributor customers with best-in-class products, innovation, sales support and service. In keeping with that commitment, we have created a new supply chain option for you to source Davidovich Bagels products through Dot Foods. As most of you know, Dot is a national redistributor that services wholesalers and distributors across a broad range of products. We have elected to make Dot an option for you to source our full product offering because of the benefits they provide our distributor customers, and supply chain efficiencies they provide to us on our less than truck load shipments.
What’s in it for you?

  1. We will receive electronic reporting from Dot Foods every day so you continue to be a very visible
    customer of All Natural Products Inc ’s.
  2. We integrate the invoice information into our system so that all sales support continues just as it did
    when you were purchasing direct – no change.
  3. Dot Foods offers weekly deliveries in every market in the continental U.S. with a 2-4 day lead time,
    enabling you to respond faster to your retailers’ needs while at the same time increasing your inventory
    turns.
  4. Dot Foods offers you the ability to purchase our products with no minimum. You can now order exactly
    what you need vs. having to meet our minimum and weight requirements.
    We are excited to offer you another option to source our full offering of products. Please contact your All
    Natural Products Inc or Dot Sales Representatives with any questions.

Very truly yours,
Marc Fintz
Marc Fintz-Director of Business Development
All Natural Products
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Bagel Talk Epsiode 6- Eric Ferrara, Author and Founder of the LES Historical Project

Comedian Joe Pontillo (l) with Eric Ferrara of the LESHP at the Blue Moon Hotel.

April 1, 2019-Earlier today Comedian and host, Joe Pontillo sat down at the Blue Moon Hotel location of Davidovich Bagels, with Eric Ferrara, author and founder of the Lower East Side Historical Project.

In addition to bagels they discussed the Project’s work in providing tours and preserving historic facts and information about the essential character of NYC.  From Mafia Tours to tours about little know facts about NYC, it seems Mr. Ferrara is a great resource for information about NYC.

In addition to being the founder of the Project Mr. Ferrara is the author of seven (7) books, his most famous, Revolt; all of which can be found on Amazon.com and everywhere books are sold.

Indictments Expected to Be Handed Down Today in Bagelgate Scandal

April 1, 2019-Davidovich Bakery news has learned that the MANHATTAN District Attorney’s Office has empaneled a Grand Jury to determine whether indictments should be handed down in the the St Louis Bagelgate scandal.

The facts surrounding the case involve the unapologetic slicing of bagels vertically, like a loaf of bread, in violation of bagel laws and standards.  To make matters more egregious, the parties involved brashly posted photos of their crimes to social media.

While it was initially unclear whether any chargeable offense was committed, public outcry influenced the decision to seek indictments in this case late last week.

According to bagel expert Marc Fintz of Davidovich Bakery, “this is the greatest bagel scandal since Dunkin Donuts called its bagels Artisan.  I expect the full resources of the NYPD and the Manhattan DA’s office to be used in pursuing these offenders.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this goals Federal.”

Stay tuned for more developments in this case next April Fools’ Day.

Bagel Talk Episode 5- Joseph V. Smith from NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop

Comedian Joseph Pontillo (L) and Joseph V. Smith of NYC Bagel Deli and Sandwich Shop

February 21, 2018– In Episode 5 of Davidovich’s Bagel Talk Comedian Joe Pontillo sits down with Joseph V. Smith, president of the NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop to discuss Franchising, NYC Bagels and More.

NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop is a Franchise bringing authentic NYC water boiled, plank baked Davidovich Bagels to regions all over the United States.

Joe Smith discusses how he started the Franchise and his perspective on the nationwide explosion of interest in authentic, artisan NYC baked bagels. “Take a proven commodity – everyone’s favorite “light” meal, the bagel – and then take it one step further. Offer the original New York bagel, and create a cornerstone for a bagel franchise … without the typical franchise bagel taste.”

Bagel Talk, Davidovich Bakery’s Month talk show is taped at the Historic Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side of NY.

We would love your suggestions on possible future guests.  Please email your suggestions to sales@allnp.com