Opening Black Seed Bagels in Williamsburg

Popular bagel chain Black Seed Bagels (214 Berry St.) will soon be opening the brand’s newest location in Williamsburg. The 800 m². ft. store, with counter, will open in early February, with the option of delivery via Black Seed’s website and app offered even earlier.

Black Seed Bagels is an artisan bagel chain run by executive chef and James Beard-appointed baker, Dianna Daoheung. Dianna developed Black Seed’s signature bagel recipe by combining New York style bagel and Montreal baking techniques. Black Seed’s bagels start with a naturally leavened, fermented and gooey dough, boiled in water with added honey for a touch of sweetness. Each batch of bagels is baked in a wood-fired oven, just long enough to achieve perfection in crispiness and density.

Black Seed sesame bagels fresh from the wood oven. Pictured: Black Seed Bagels.

Black Seed’s Williamsburg location will offer fresh bagels baked on site, along with the same amazing menu as the chain’s other locations. Black Seed’s menu includes everything you’d find in your typical New York bagel shop with a few unique and tasty additions. The brand prides itself on using only the highest quality ingredients.

Bagel flavors include plain, all, sesame, salt, poppy seed, all multigrain, rye, and the new addition of cinnamon raisins. They have plain, green onion, vegetable, chili, lox and dill, sunflower and sunflower herb cream cheese, as well as raspberry jam, almond butter and butter ordinary.

Black Seed locations also offer gluten-free bagels with sesame or all, from gluten-free bakery Modern Bread and Bagel. (Gluten-free bagels are only available in-store due to limited availability.)

Bagel sandwiches with egg salad and tuna salad. Pictured: Black Seed Bagels.

What the little chain is really known for are bagel sandwiches. The menu is divided into egg sandwiches, classic sandwiches and signature sandwiches. The egg sandwiches all start with a base of white cheddar and cage-free eggs on the bagel of your choice. You can add classics like bacon or ham, or house-smoked pastrami or avocado and tomato.

Black Seed executive chef Dianna Daoheung. Pictured: Black Seed Bagels.

Two of the best classic sandwiches are the Salmon Classic with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomatoes, onions and capers, and the Tuna Melt with tuna salad and melted white cheddar. The signature sandwich menu includes the classic BLT, Turkey Reuben and a very unique option called Country Smokehouse with smoked ham, chili cream cheese, lettuce and pickled green tomatoes.

Black Seed’s menu also features pizza bagels with delicious mozzarella cheese from the famous Italian cheese shop Di Palo’s. Finish your meal with chocolate chip bagel cookies, made from upcycled crispy bagel chips.

Bagel pizza from Black Seed with mozzarella from Di Palo. Pictured: Black Seed Bagels.

The Williamsburg storefront will be Black Seed’s eighth location in the city, joining stores in Nolita, East Village, Brookfield Place, NoMad, Rockefeller Center, Bushwick and Chelsea Market (which is temporarily closed). A ninth location at the Ace Hotel in downtown Brooklyn will open later this spring.

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