Black Seed Bagels opens eighth store

Black Seed Bagels officially opens its 8th store in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Located at 214 Berry Street (between Metropolitan and North 3rd), the store will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. At around 800 square feet, it includes an oven, a window pick-up order that opens to the sidewalk, and outdoor seating. Tall floor-to-ceiling windows fill the space with bright light, accented with natural wood and white subway tiles.

Black Seed is known for using a hybrid of New York and Montreal baking styles and techniques to create their unique bagels. Owners Noah Bernamoff, Matt Kliegman and James Beard Award-nominated chef Dianna Daoheung co-founded Black Seed together in 2014, opening the first store at 170 Elizabeth Street in Nolita. Since then, Black Seed has opened in Battery Park, East Village, NoMad, Rock Center, Bushwick and Chelsea. Later this spring, Black Seed will also be opening a 9th location at the Ace Hotel Brooklyn (61 Bond Street).

Black Seed finds it essential to source ingredients and other products from small, local growers who strive to be the best at what they do. They source King Arthur high gluten flour from Vermont; Stumptown Coffee roasted in Red Hook, Brooklyn; Hudson Valley Cageless Eggs; cream cheese from Ben’s in upstate New York; milk from Battenkill Valley Creamery; and honey from New York State. Black Seed Smoked Salmon is specially designed for the shop by Catsmo Smokehouse. Gluten-free bagels purchased from Modern Bread and Bagel are available at all stores. And since 2021, Black Seed has been offering its own homemade pastrami and smoked turkey.

Recent additions to the menu include chili cream cheese, cinnamon raisin bagels, and pumpernickel bagels. Black Seed has bolstered its sustainable operations by recycling unsold bagels into bagel chips, and also using ground bagel chips as an ingredient in its homemade chocolate chip cookies. $1 from the sale of each recycled bagel is donated to a local non-profit partner on a rotating monthly basis. For the month of March, cookies will benefit World Central Kitchen. Additionally, Black Seed stocks community fridges and supports food rescue apps such as Too Good to Go.

Black Seed encourages customers to use its proprietary ordering platform ( and app (iPhone – Android). Customers can order for delivery (within approximately 3 km of the store) and pickup, or place an order for pickup up to three days in advance. By using these channels, customers earn loyalty benefits and rewards, as well as support the store directly (as opposed to ordering through a third-party platform).

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