Bagel Talk Episode 2- A Look at the New Essex Street Market

Mark Fintz (l) joining Lauren Margolis of the Essex Street Market, and Host Joe Pontillo
Lauren Margolis (l) with Host, Joe Pontillo

September 10, 2018 NYC-On the 2nd Episode of Bagel Talk Lauren Margolis, Community Programs Manager at Essex Market, joins our host and comedian, Joe Pontillo for a brief overview of the Historic Essex Street Market and a sneak peak at the New Essex Street Market to open in the Winter of 2018.

Lauren talked briefly about the history of public markets in NYC and how the Essex Street Market plays into that history, about the current market with its 26 vendors, and the near future of the construction project to open later this year offering a relocation of the current vendors plus much more.

 

The Proposed New Essex Street Market opening in 2018

Look out for future Installments in the BAGEL TALK series.

To Find Out More about Joe Pontillo Comedy:

https://www.joepontillo.com

To Find out The Essex Street Market:

http://www.essexstreetmarket.com

Max’s Story-Why would a BAGEL STORE Buy Davidovich Par Baked Bagels?

Owning a Bagel Store Outside NYC Can Be Challenging

September 3, 2018 NYC–  Max dreamt his whole life of owning his own business.   It is as American a concept as Ice Cream on Apple Pie.  Now Max has done it.   After moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico he decided it’s time to open a real bagel store, like the one he worked for in New York City.

His business plan- give people a touch of NYC in New Mexico. Max knew what he was doing. He knew how to mix the dough, how to roll the bagels, how to water boil, and bake them.  

 

People will flock to my little piece of the Big Apple in the West,” Max Boasted.

What Max didn’t count on was that despite all of his knowledge and efforts the bagels just don’t come out like they did in NYC.   They are good bagels.   They are made right, but there is something missing.  They don’t have that authentic crispness outside and chewy interior.  Where did Max fail?

HE DIDN’T.

The truth is NYC is the King of Bagels for a reason.  Even the best bagel makers, like Max, can’t duplicate NYC’s finest bagels in places where they don’t have access to NYC’s water and NYC’s weather conditions.  New Mexico is No exception.

Max Works 16-17 Hour Work Days With Mixed Results

To make matters worse Max is getting to work at 1AM to start the laborious process of creating  his bagels.   Bagels are labor intensive.   He has the job of measuring, mixing, cutting the dough, hand rolling, boiling, baking, and selling all by himself.    Some nights he stays until 7PM, or later, just to catch a few hours of sleep and start the whole process all over again.  How long can one person, or one family, sustain that kind of a grueling schedule?

What is an entrepreneur, like Max, to do?   THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY.

Well there is a real solution to give Max, and other Bagel Store owners, access to NYC’s finest bagels right in New Mexico, or anywhere in the world, and to give him back his life again.  That solution is the Davidovich Par Baked Solution.

With Davidovich’s Par Baked Bagel program Max can eliminate all of the ingredient costs, as well as the mixing, the cutting, the rolling, the proofing, the boiling, the seeding and most of the baking.  In a matter of less than one hour he can serve his customers the very best NYC has to offer-bagels made in NYC, with NYC’s water and in NYC’s environment but “baked off” in his very own facility for just a few minutes.   THIS IS A WIN-WIN!

Max’s customers get the authentic NYC Bagel and he gets to save himself the time and back breaking labor of real bagel making and even sleep for an additional 5 hours.  With Davidovich as his partner Max can’t lose. Neither can you.

Inquire TODAY about the DAVIDOVICH PAR BAKED SOLUTION!

Davidovich’s Bagel Talk Episode 1- Ben’s Bagel Tours

 

Ben Wagenberg (l) from Ben’s Bagel Tours with Comedian Joe Pontillo

August 30, 2018 NYC– On August 30, 2018 the Davidovich Bakery   launched the premier of its talk show, BAGEL TALK.   This serial talk show, hosted by Brooklyn’s famed comedian Joe Pontillo, filmed at Davidovich Bakery’s retail location at the historic Essex Street Market, featured NYC’s famed Food historian, Ben Wagenberg, of Ben’s Bagel Tours.   Topics included:

  • Why NYC has the Best Bagels
  • What’s Fun to See in NY Food
  • Rainbow Bagels-Fun Addition to the Bagel World or Abomination?
  • More…

Look out for future Installments in the BAGEL TALK series.

To Find Out More about Joe Pontillo Comedy:

https://www.joepontillo.com

To Find out More About Ben’s Bagel Tours:

Meet Ben

As the film “Always at The Carlyle” premiered in NYC I was so excited to be a premiere provider of Davidovich Bagels, muffins, French pastry and more to their A-list guests. If it’s good enough for The Carlyle isn’t it good enough for your guests???

ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE

Davidovich Bakery Charity Check Presentation with Stephen Baldwin

All Natural Products Davidovich Bakery has teamed up with The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc in the fight against Breast Cancer. As part of the ongoing fundraising Davidovich will present its initial donation to the fund at NYC’s historic Chelsea Market on March 29, 2018 at 10:00AM EST. Actor and activist, Stephen Baldwin, as well as members of the charity will be in attendance for the check presentation ceremony.

DATE AND TIME

Thu, March 29, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

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LOCATION

Chelsea Market (Davidovich Bakery)

75 9th Avenue

New York, NY 10011

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The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc

The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc., supports both new and established researchers investigating the causes, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. This research will include—but not be limited to—studies of the genetic, molecular, cellular and environmental factors involved in the development and progression of breast cancer; application of the knowledge thus gained to educate medical professionals and increase public awareness for the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer; and studies of the outcomes of breast cancer detection and treatment on the patient, their families and society.

TO DONATE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/davidovich-bakery-charity-check-presentation-with-stephen-baldwin-tickets-44276955566

About Stephen Baldwin

Amongst other highlights, he has appeared in the Academy-Award-winning film The Usual Suspects, competed against celebrities in the name of charity on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice: Season 7, and published his autobiography, The Unusual Suspect, detailing his personal life, days of drug abuse, and ultimately, his turn to becoming a born-again Christian after the 9/11 attacks. Stephen served on the Presidential Commission for George W. Bush, called the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation from 2003-2007. Most recently Stephen wrapped production on The Great American Pilgrimage, a 16 part documentary series for RT Network and has his movie Church People releasing soon. He lives with his family in upstate New York, often traveling to New York City to support a wide array of business, organizations, and causes. Closest to his heart is his mother’s charity, the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund.

The Cast of Exorsisters Loves Davidovich Bagels!

The Cast of Exorsisters Loves Davidovich Bagels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2018– NYC has become the Hollywood of the East and when Television and Movie shoots look to provide the best Bagels in the world to their beloved cast and crew they choose only one, Davidovich Bagels.

Just ask the cast and crew of Troma Entertainment’s Exorsisters, being shot in NYC.  Troma is the world famous troop that introduced The Toxic Avenger to the world.

You Don’t Have To Be a Celebrity to Love A Davidovich Bagel But it Doesn’t Hurt!

The History of the Essex Street Market and Davidovich Bagels

Essex Street Market (Circa 1940’s)

February 18, 2018–  The Essex Street Market, was constructed in the 1940s, and is an indoor retail market that was one of a number of such facilities built in the 1930s under the administration of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia at 120 Essex Street, at Delancey Street.  The Essex Street Market is operated and managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The 15,000-square-foot  market is made up of approximately 35 individual stalls that range in size from 90 to 600 square feet.  The prevailing concept was to keep merchants off the streets of the Lower East Side with a permanent retail structure.

1980’s Essex Street Was Thought of as “Gritty”

The Lower East Side of old is was often described as “gritty” and “not nice,” and based on some photos from longtime resident Steve Butcher, that grittiness manifested itself during the 1980s as entire lots occupied by piles of broken car parts and assorted garbage.

During this time The Davidovich Bakery Family was busy formulating their Artisan Style, Kosher hand made Davidovich Bagels in the style and character that Old World Lower East Side bakers has made famous in the heyday of the Essex Street Market.

2013 The Essex Street Market Welcomed Davidovich to its Family of Vendors.

The Essex Street Market continues to be one of the last Public Food Markets left in the United States.  Current tenants include Davidovich Bagels, which opened the first of its worldwide bakeries in the Essex Street Market on October 10, 2013.  The Davidovich family always believed that The Lower East Side was the key to Artisan bagel lineage New Yorkers and Americans were so passionate about so it was a natural choice for the 1st of several retail Davidovich Bagel and Bakery locations.

The Future Essex Street Market, Home to a New and Exciting Davidovich Bakery Location.

It was recently announced that In 2019, Essex Street Market will move to a new home that lies at the cornerstone of the the Essex Crossing development project, a multi-use development project that will transform the Lower East Side with 1.9 millions square feet of residential, commercial and community space over the next decade. This larger, more modern space invites a whole slew of new vendors to join the Essex Street Market family  Though in a new space, Essex Street Market will continue to remain a public market, allowing vendors the same opportunity to continue serving residents – old and new – with both affordable and specialty foods.

In the near future both The Essex Street Market and Davidovich Bakery will move into a beautiful new home that honors the traditions and character of The Lower East Side, yet brings many exciting new features and services to the people of the area.

Come and join us.