Remember when bagels seemed as ubiquitous as frozen yogurt or L.A. Gear shoes?
Stop shuddering. Apologies for the bad (read: tragic) fashion reference.
Bagels once were the food trend du jour. Like frozen yogurt and pastel shoes, the concept faded but didn’t disappear. As with many a food fashion, the locally owned mom-and-pop shops that sprouted up around the trend remained while chains pulled up shop and left town once consumers showed palate fatigue.
In South Sound, two remaining bagel bakeries are worth mentioning: Bagel Brothers, founded in 1994 in Olympia, and Cascade Bagel, which has been around since the 1990s and switched hands to local ownership in 2003. Click “more” to read about both. Read more »