In the Sunny Dunes neighborhood lies a small gem known as Townie Bagels. This locally-owned bakery not only tantalizes taste buds with its bagels but also celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Townie Bagels has become a beloved gathering place with a commitment to providing exceptional quality and a welcoming atmosphere for locals and visitors alike.
When it comes to bagels, Townie Bagels reigns supreme. Every morning, patrons are greeted by the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked bagels, lovingly made from scratch using traditional recipes. With an array of flavors ranging from classic favorites like plain and everything to unique creations such as jalapeno cheddar and blueberry, there is something to satisfy every craving.
Using old-school methods, the bagels are made with no additives flours, mixed, and shaped the night before. The next day, they are boiled in malted water, seeded or left plain, baked upside down for the first few minutes, then flipped over and baked till golden brown. These methods make for a flavorful and round bagel. Be aware of bakers that just over steam their ovens and call their steamed bread – bagels. Those steamed breads will never get the shiny, malted, chewy crust that only a boiled bagel will have.
They bake different breads daily, so check the schedule here.
Beyond bagels, they also offer a “build a sandwich” where you select a spread, protein, cheese, and topping.
The Townie: egg, cheddar cheese
The Sunny Dunes: sausage, egg, American cheese
The Lox Works: cream cheese, tomato, onion, capers, lox
They also offer a selection of salads, a pot pie, and sandwiches like tuna melt, grilled cheese, and chicken pesto.
To complement their delectable bagels, Townie Bagels proudly serves Joshua Tree coffee. Known for its exceptional quality and ethical sourcing, Joshua Tree coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a breakfast or mid-day pick-me-up. Whether you prefer a simple cup of black coffee or indulge in a specialty latte or cappuccino, the baristas at Townie Bagels expertly craft each drink to perfection.
In addition to bagels and breads, Townie also serves sweets. Expect a large selection of scones, like mandarin cranberry, rhubarb pecan, cherry pine nut, and cherry chocolate chip, just to name a few. They also have muffins in a variety of flavors, including a scrumptious cheese cake filling. Grab a pastry, cookie, brownie, or lemon bar to go.
Beyond its culinary delights, Townie Bagels is also a beacon of inclusivity within the community. Proudly LGBTQ owned, this establishment has created a safe and welcoming space where everyone is embraced for who they are. From the moment you walk through the door, the warm and friendly staff make you feel like part of the Townie Bagels family.
The owners’ commitment to inclusivity extends beyond their doors, as they actively support local LGBTQ initiatives and events. Whether it’s hosting fundraisers or participating in community activities, Townie Bagels demonstrates their dedication to creating a more inclusive society.
Open 6:30 am – noon.
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