Nate’s Bagels aka King of the Pop-up and Farmer’s Market Bagel has been working on building out a brick and mortar spot on the corner of South Allen Avenue and Cary Street. The bagel faithful have been patiently waiting with cream cheese in hand for word of the opening.
That day has come and Nate’s will be open for business on May 16th.
Business hours at launch (Wednesday, May 16) will be:
- Monday & Tuesday Closed
- Wednesday -Friday: 6:30am- 2pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 8am-3pm
Nate’s will switch to summer hours June 11th:
- Monday-Friday: 6:30am-4pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 8am-4pm
Nate’s Bagels will feature: the bagels of their namesake, homemade schmear, signature sandwiches,
vegan and vegetarian options, challah, bialys, rugelah, house country white, pastries, and homemade
pickles. In addition to food, beverages will also be offered, featuring a rotation of coffee roasters,
starting with Blanchard’s Coffee, a longstanding Richmond favorite. Nate’s merchandise will also be
available for purchase and will include shirts, hats, coffee mugs and gift cards.
When asked about opening their first storefront location, owner Nate Mathews stated, “Our store has
been a long time coming. There will finally be a home nestled in the heart of the City for Richmonders
to have a great bagel. We will have so much more to offer. As someone who has been used to
waiting for takeout food around the City, I’m happy we will be able to (eventually) deliver a quick, in-
and-out experience but with awesome, fresh made eats – fast food 2.0 if you will.”
If you’re not familiar with Nate’s story the quick version is that he turned his experience as an engineer into a meticulous study of creating a great bagel. This study involved two years of trial and error, trips to New York, New Jersey, and bagel shops around Virginia. He started with a pick-up service based out of his kitchen that quickly grew into the pop-up and farmer’s market success that most of us are familiar with.
If you love bagels so much that you want to be around them all the time Nate’s Bagels is still currently hiring for front and back of house positions. Applicants can send their résumé to [email protected]