Bagels and Bialys Pop Up at Cork Market May 31-June 1 UPDATE: And Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8

1805 14th Street, NW


“We have been so thrilled with the wonderful response (and many pre-orders) received for this weekend’s Bullfrog Bagels at Cork Market pop up that we will be extending the pop up an additional weekend! Bagels and bialys will be available for pre-order and purchase at Cork Market Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8. Individuals interested in purchasing a dozen or more bagels can pre-order their desired amount by emailing [email protected] or calling 202.265-2674″

From an email:

“D.C. area residents who crave traditional New York-style bagels and bialys soon will have reason to celebrate. Hand-rolled and boiled bagels and bialys will be the centerpiece of a pop up taking place May 30, 31 and June 1 at Cork Market & Tasting Room on D.C.’s hot 14th Street corridor.

Bullfrog Bagels at Cork Market will offer five bagel types – plain, sesame, poppy, onion and everything – as well as bialys and a variety of house-made schmears. Bullfrog Bagels are the creation of Jeremiah Cohen, former General Manager of the Tabard Inn and artisanal bread evangelist.

“Bullfrog Bagels started in those early morning hours when I couldn’t sleep,” said Cohen. “I rolled the bagels by hand, boiled them in small batches, and then baked them on stone.” He favors his own wild, young levain (a not-so-sour sourdough starter) over commercial yeast, as it gives the bagels a more distinctive flavor and a chewy, but not-too-chewy, texture.

Logan Circle shoppers can get their fill of bagel and bialy goodness beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 30, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1. Bagels and bialys will be available until supplies run out. Individuals interested in purchasing a dozen or more bagels can pre-order their desired amount by emailing [email protected] or calling 202.265-2674 and pick them up at Cork Market over the weekend.

Dates: May 30, 31 and June 1, 2014
Times: Beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday

Offerings: Bagels (plain, sesame, poppy, onion, everything), bialys, house-made spreads (plain, scallion and smoked salmon cream cheese; citrus goat cheese; fresh Vermont Creamery butter)

Price: Bagels and bialys: $1.50 each; free bialy with the purchase of a dozen bagels.
Spreads: from $1.00 to $10.00″

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  • thebear

    I’ll have to check this out. However, I am not getting my hopes up. I lived in NYC for many years, and I know what the real deal is. (FYI, I am referring specifically to the *pre-1990* bagel; not the ridiculous tweaks that have been made to them since to make them appealing to the kiddies who detest crusty breads.) Every single place here that has made a big do-do about having “genuine” or “traditional” NY style bagels has been a massive disappointment. The closest thing I have found in the entire DC metro area is the Korean bagel shop next door to me on P Street.

    • i dont even think that korean bagel shop bakes in house. could be wrong about that. will say that bethesda bagel is a poor substitute for the real thing. a bagel should be 4 ounces, which is on the small side, and should be chewy, not bready, on the inside. suffice to say, that dosent exist in dc.

      • thebear

        They bake the pre-formed, refrigerated dough. Not at all authentic, but the mouth feel and taste of the finished product is surprisingly close. Pretty amazing that these beat the pants off Bruegers or Einstein Bros.

        • yea, i used to live right around there and that was my go-to bagel shop. the pre-formed thing never bothered me. As long as the dough was delivered every day, i was ok with it. I know plenty of bagel stores do a nice side business of supplying other shops with dough.

      • Brooklyn Bagel in Courthouse. Yes, you have to cross the river, but it’s worth it.
        2nd place goes to The Bagel Place in College Park.
        3rd place to Goldberg’s Bagels in Silver Spring.

        NYer here who has obviously scoured the reaches of the Beltway for good bagels.

        • i’m meh about the bagel place but goldberg’s i think is really good. really need to make it to brooklyn bagel one of these days but there’s just so little that can draw me to arlington, even bagels.

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  • I have a new obsession with Buffalo & Bergen bagels at Union Market…

  • maxwell smart

    If there is 1 thing DC could honestly use, it’s more bagel shops. Try going to Bethesda Bagel or Georgetown Bagel on a Saturday morning… you’d have better luck getting a table for Brunch at Ted’s Bulletin on 14th Street. I for one would love nothing more than all of the cupcake shops to become bagel shops.

  • So’s Your Mom has decent bagels. Not DC but Goldberg’s NY bagels in Silver Spring (off Georgia Ave) is good and they have bialys.

  • Justin BC hasn’t commented here , yet?

  • That picture reminds me that I miss Pulp.

    • Same. I still wander around 14th looking for the perfect destination- which was always Pulp.

  • Breadfurst has terrific bagels — inbetween NYC and Montreal in style. I am excited about Jeremiah’s popup. Let’s not judge until we can taste them!

  • Brooklyn bagels in Rosslyn is pretty close to a NY bagel (speaking as someone who used to get up at 4AM to make them on Long Island)

    • ^ this. I was usually at the bagel place on long island at 2am just before you came on shift 🙂

  • Now, if only we could get Montreal-style bagels to round out the selection!!!
    And, stacks of smoke meat…while we’re at it!

    • The Montreal-style bagels at Bread Furst are top-notch. By far the best bagels in the city, and (having lived there for 5+ years) they could compete with any shop in NYC and would have just as impressive a following there as they are quickly building here.

  • Ehn, sorry, but NYC bagels are nothing special. There are much better ways to get your carbs on.

  • I’ll give a second vote to both Goldberg’s in Silver Spring and Brooklyn Bagel Bakery in Court House. They’re the best I’ve found in the area.

  • What’s a bialys?

    • A bialy looks a little like a bagel, except it’s flatter, and instead of a hole in the middle it just has an indentation. It’s usually topped with onions. It’s a little chewier than a bagel and has less of a crust. You can get them in the Lower East Side in NY.

  • they had a “secret” pop-up down the street from me in bloomingdale over the weekend and they were sold out of their bags of a dozen and half dozen by 8:15 in the morning…either they are really awesome or there is just a huge need for bagels over here!! i can speak to the latter but not the former 🙂

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