1017 7th Street, NW
From a press release:
“Pearl’s Bagels is officially coming to the district! Husband-and-wife team Allee and Oliver Cox have signed a lease at 1017 7th Street NW for their new bagel concept “Pearl’s Bagels.” The opening date has not yet been determined, but Allee and Oliver will be working diligently to open their doors as soon as humanly possible.
Pearl’s will serve traditional bagels done right. Our aim is to provide our neighbors with fresh, delicious hand-rolled bagels and high-quality coffee for a reasonable price in a bright and inviting space. At Pearl’s, we believe bagels should be made of simple and abundant ingredients; that’s why we only use flour, water, salt, yeast, honey and a tiny bit of malt (to get that classic bagel-y flavor). Our bagels are boiled in water sweetened with honey before they are baked in a brick oven. Pearl’s was born out of nostalgia (and the craving for a tasty breakfast sandwich) and will offer all the classics, plus a selection of our own unique breakfast and lunch sandwiches.
MEET THE FOUNDERS – Allee and Oliver are from Massachusetts and New Jersey (respectively) and grew up surrounded by fresh, delicious bagels. Driven by an absence of good bagel options in their Shaw neighborhood, they began baking homemade bagels on weekends in their kitchen. After getting married they decided to switch career paths and left their media/PR jobs. They traded in their blouses and button downs to dedicate their lives to providing DC with the tastiest, chewiest, crustiest bagels the nation’s capital has ever seen. While searching for the perfect location, they’ve perfected their bagel recipe with free giveaways to local hungry bagel enthusiasts in exchange for honest (and anonymous) feedback, resulting in delicious chewy-on- the-inside-but-crispy-on-the-outside bagels. Pearl’s Bagels is named after their beloved French bulldog, @worldofpearl.”