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.

 

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

 

Bagel Talk Episode 3- The Pickle Guys

Davidovich NYC Bagel, Davidovich Bakery, Davidovich NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop Franchise Reviews, The Pickle Guys, Bagel Talk, Alan Kaufman, Joe Pontillo

 

Davidovich NYC Bagel, Davidovich Bakery, Davidovich NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop Franchise Reviews, The Pickle Guys, Bagel Talk, Alan Kaufman, Joe Pontillo
Alan Kaufman of the Pickle Guys (l) joins Host Joe Pontillo (r) and Marc Fintz

 

Davidovich NYC Bagel, Davidovich Bakery, Davidovich NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop Franchise Reviews, The Pickle Guys, Bagel Talk, Alan Kaufman, Joe Pontillo
The Pickle Guys(s) Sits down for a Bagel Talk

 

NOVEMBER 12 (NYC)-On Episode 3 of Davidovich’s Bagel Talk, Alan Kaufman, of the Pickle Guys joins host and comedian Joe Pontillo for a fun discussion on the history of pickles on the Lower East Side.   Have you ever wondered the difference between a Sour and Half Sour?   Have you ever wondered what pickle goes best with a bagel sandwich?   Tune in to find out.

To find out more:

Davidovich Bakery- www.allnp.com

The Pickle Guys- www.pickleguys.com

Joe Pontillo Comedy-https://www.joepontillo.com

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

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

Davidovich Bagels To Be Featured on New Tom Papa “Baked” on The Food Network

August 4, 2018 NYC-

“Baked is the perfect combo of carbs and comedy, and our audience will crack up with Tom and his guests, including his comedian pal Jim Gaffigan,” said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network

When carb-loving comedian Tom Papa isn’t doing stand-up, he is probably eating, thinking about or making bread (his specialty is sourdough), and he takes his passion for baked goods to the next level in the new Food Network series Baked. In his mission to find the country’s best breads and pastries, Tom hits cities from coast to coast to shine a light on how local bakeries make life a little sweeter. (to read more…

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Comedian-Tom-Papa-Breaks-Bread-Across-The-Country-In-Brand-New-Food-Network-Series-BAKED-20180801)

Included in Tom Papa’s journey to find the best breads is his fun filled visit to Davidovich NYC , at the Essex Street Market, to taste the World’s Best Bagels.

While we are sad to see summer go we will be excited to see Tom’s reaction to our All natural, Artisan bagels-kettle boiled, plank baked, kosher, and delicious.

Tune in, starting 9/3, on the Food Network and look here for more exciting updates.

A Guide To Davidovich’s Kosher Status and Products

A Guide To Davidovich’s Kosher Status and Products

What is Kosher?

When your product or establishment is certified Kosher, shoppers know that you comply with a strict policy of kosher food laws, including cleanliness, purity and quality.

Who Certifies Davidovich’s Wholesale Facilities?

OK KosherOK Kosher Certification maintains one of the most instantly recognizable kosher symbols in the history of kosher certification. It is Eye-Catching and Symbolizes Kosher, Innovation and Professionalism.

 Davidovich Bagels*

Davidovich Bagels are Kosher Certified.  They are parve and Pas Yisroel.

In kashrut, the dietary laws of Judaism, pareve (from Yiddish פאַרעווfor “neutral”, in Hebrew פרווה, and also parve and other variant English spellings) is a classification of edible substances that contain neither dairy nor meat ingredients.

Pas Yisroel or Pat Yisrael (Hebrew: פתישראל‎ lit:”Bread of an Israelite”) products are grain-products that were cooked or baked with the participation of an observant Jew. The observant Jew must, at minimum, ignite the flame used to prepare, cook, or bake the grain product.

Davidovich Sweets**

 Davidovich Sweets are Certified as Kosher Dairy.

All foods derived from, or containing, milk are classified as dairy, including milk, butter, yogurt and all cheese – hard, soft and cream. Even a trace amount of dairy can cause a food to be considered dairy.

Dairy products must meet the following criteria in order to be certified kosher:

  • They must come from a kosher animal.
  • All ingredients must be kosher and free of meat derivatives. (Conventional rennet, gelatin, etc., are of animal origin and may not be used in kosher dairy.)
  • They must be produced, processed and packaged on kosher equipment.

*A Complete list of Kosher Certified Bagels may be provided with a valid Kosher Certificate

**A Complete list of Kosher Certified Sweets may be provided with a valid Kosher Certificate

Questions:

  1. Are Davidovich Kosher Dairy products also Cholov? No- Davidovich Sweets are not Cholov.
  2. Are Davidovich Parve Products certified as Yoshon? No- Davidovich Sweets are not made with Yoshon flour or certified as Yoshon
  3. Are Davidovich’s retail locations Certfied Kosher? Davidovich has two locations at the Essex Street and Chelsea Markets.  While there are products at the locations that are certified as Kosher and the Davidovich’s Kosher products are sold there the locations themselves are not certified as Kosher by the OK Kosher or any other Kosher Agency
  4. Can I still get Kosher Products at Davidovich’s retail stores?  Yes, you may special order any of Davidovich’s Wholesale products to be delivered to their retail locations Kosher Sealed for your comfort and protection.