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We plan to offer seating, espresso drinks, and cold press juice's from local artisans at our bagel shop and we need your help! Read more

Oakland, CA Food
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This project was successfully funded on March 7, 2014.

We plan to offer seating, espresso drinks, and cold press juice's from local artisans at our bagel shop and we need your help!

Oakland, CA Food
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Currently we are producing bagels for about 35 different wholesale accounts throughout the bay area.  We also open up 5 days a week for our own retail service serving sandwiches and bagels in bulk. We consider our space a little lemonade stand because it's only 650sq feet! We make our own corned beef, brine and roast turkey, pickles, cookies, scones, muffins, cream cheeses, and we even cure our own lox. The demand has exceeded our facilities limit so we recently took over the space next door. The new space will be used to increase storage so we can turn our space into the Jack London's gather spot and cafe. There are not many bagel options in the Bay Area but there are a lot of people who have made it obvious that they love our bagels and want more! 

Risks and challenges

We have been presented with some really tough challenges within the last 2 years. From mixers and ovens breaking, turn over in employees to the entire city block losing electricity at 2am in the middle of production of making 1200 bagels. But due to a tough, persistent, hard working team we have built we have proven to find a way every time to get the job done. We have had to ask for help from the communities restaurants and bars and they have risen to the task and helped out when ever needed. We have basically maxed out of refrigeration space but keep adding on wholesale accounts because we will find a way to make it work, just as we always have. Customers ask us all the time, "When are you going to have more hours?", "When will you offer indoor seating and a larger menu?". We told them we would figure it out and we have. We took over the space next door and we're going to offer everything they want.

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    You will receive a signed photo of the bagel team, get your reward card double stamped every time you come in, a bagel with cream cheese, a bumper sticker, a BIG thanks and a high 5 for supporting ABC!

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    1 Dozen assorted bagels of your choice, 1/2 pt (8oz) of cream cheese (Jalapeno, lox, vegetable, plain). A sweet Authentic Bagel Co. t-shirt, bagel with cream cheese, bumper sticker, a BIG thanks and a high 5!

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    You will receive a delivered lunch platter that includes house made corned beef and lox for 8 people. Includes; cream cheese, red onions, tomatoes, cucumber, capers, lettuce, lemon, sliced cheese and bagels. ]
    1 Dozen assorted bagels of your choice, 1/2 pt (8oz) of cream cheese (Jalapeno, lox, vegetable, plain). A sweet Authentic Bagel Co. t-shirt, bagel with cream cheese, bumper sticker, a BIG thanks and a high 5!

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    You are invited to a private dinner cooked by the very talented local chefs at S+S Gastro Grub at their private dining room in Oakland. Date and time to be determined.
    1 Dozen assorted bagels of your choice, 1/2 pt (8oz) of cream cheese (Jalapeno, lox, vegetable, plain). A sweet Authentic Bagel Co. t-shirt, bagel with cream cheese, bumper sticker, a BIG thanks and a high 5!

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    You get a bagel sandwich named after you. You choose the bagel, You choose the toppings, we put it on our menu. You are invited to a private dinner cooked by the very talented local chefs at S+S Gastro Grub at their private dining room in Oakland. 1 Dozen assorted bagels of your choice, 1/2 pt (8oz) of cream cheese (Jalapeno, lox, vegetable, plain). A sweet Authentic Bagel Co. t-shirt, bagel with cream cheese, bumper sticker, a BIG thanks and a high 5!

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    You get a bagel with cream cheese every day of the year. 365 bagels, any flavor, any cream cheese any day! You also are invited to a private dinner cooked by the very talented local chefs at S+S Gastro Grub at their private dining room in Oakland. Bumper sticker, a BIG thanks and a high 5!

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