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.

 

 

 

Davidovich Bagels Head Down Under!

April 23, 2018-Davidovich Bakery is proud to announce that it’s world famous Davidovich Bagels are headed to Australia.  In a partnership with local importers the world famous  Davidovich Bagels will now be available in major cities “Down Under”.

It is a passion for authentic NYC Water boiled Bagels that has brought Davidovich Bagels from the high rises of NYC to the sands of Egypt and Saudi Arabia to the shores of the Far East and now to Australia.

Soon, no matter where you reside on the planet Earth, you will be able to get the authentic taste of NYC right in your own neighborhood.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is this Bagel Stale?

January 24, 2018-One of the most significant features of a “real, Artisan Bagel” is that it is dense.   A bagel, unlike a Kaiser roll, is not designed to be a light, airy, soft piece of bread.   Real Bagels are known for their dense, chewy quality.   It is part of it’s defining qualities that distinguishes it from other breads.

Sometimes, when consumers are used to eating products that are formed in the shape of a bagel but are soft, light, and airy and then they switch to a true Artisan bagel they are overcome by the density of the genuine article.  Sometimes they even mistake this denseness for staleness, or hardness.  They are not to be confused.   A fresh, REAL bagel will be dense fresh out of the oven as it will be a few hours later.

When selecting a genuine bagel seek a hand made, kettle boiled, plank baked, kosher bagel- just like Davidovich.

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PAS YISROEL

What it Means to Be Pas Yisroel?
Davidovich Bagels are more than just Certified Kosher

By ChanochGruenman at English Wikipedia

Pas Yisroel or Pat Yisrael (Hebrew: “Bread of an Israelite”) products are grain products, such as bagels that were cooked or baked with the participation of an “observant” Jew.  This must be, at minimum, the ignition of the flame used to prepare, cook, or bake the grain product.  In classical Rabbinical Judaism, this requirement is considered restricted to five classical grains of Judaism-these are wheat, barley, oats, spelt, and rye.  In modern food production, commercial bakeries may accomplish a status of Pas Yisroel by using something called the “Shain System”, named for it’s inventor Rabbi Yehuda Shain, whereby an apparatus can be ignited remotely by an observant Jew.   For more information on this and other Bakery Historical Facts visit www.allnp.com