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Legit Jersey-Style Bagels Arrive in Northwest Houston

Jersey Bagel’s first brick-and-mortar operation opened over the weekend

Taylor pork roll at Jersey Bagels
East Coast’s beloved Taylor pork roll helps build a breakfast sandwich at Jersey Bagels.
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Northwest Houston just got a new destination for hand-rolled, traditional East Coast style bagels in a variety of flavors.

The new carb shop from East Coast natives Cory and Jaclyn Yates opened over the weekend at 9522 Huffmeister Road, Suite 700.

In two years, Jersey Bagels has evolved from a humble at-home business to a popular purveyor at Tomball Farmers Market and Jersey Village Farmers Market. The lease for its first permanent location was announced this summer.

“After living in Houston for several years and realizing just how few quality bagel shops there are in town, we decided to change that,” says the team.

Their authentic, Big Apple-approved technique includes hand-rolling the dough, then boiling before baking. Dollops of cream cheese housed behind the counter are ready to schmear its star offering in chocolate chip, veggie, sun dried tomato, and cinnamon raisin flavors. Taylor ham pork, a New Jersey favorite, helps build bagel sandwiches. There’s also coffee from District Roasters and a limited menu of lunch and brunch sandwiches. Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We plan on keeping it fairly simple to start out as space is somewhat limited in our shop,” Yates told Eater this summer.

It sounds like its new home inside a converted coffee shop may already be too tight: During its pre-opening week, it sold out of 500 bagels in the first hour. The team is looking for a commissary space in order to double its kitchen operation off-site to deliver to the shop. Another option is redoing its setup to free up more kitchen and fridge space.