As a bagel lover, looking for the best that this area has to offer, I kept coming across one place. I had to check out what the big deal was at Broad Street Bagel Co so I drove to Kinderhook.
Broad Street Bagel Co opened in 2012 in Kinderhook. After owner Meghan Calcagno’s children all were in school, she decided to take a 150-year-old bagel recipe from Brooklyn, and Broad Street Bagel was born. They were looking for the famous Brooklyn kettle-boiled bagel flavor but no one had what they were looking for. Based on how they describe it on their website, a lot of work went into finding the best recipe and the best coffee so it makes sense they get positive feedback. “We use only the best all-natural ingredients, to ensure consistency and quality. Including an old-world technique of whipping our own cream cheese in house to create unique flavors.” They also recently opened Focaccia Italian Bakery next door but it was closed when I was in the area.
Walking into Broad Street Bagel Co is like taking a step into a NYC bagelry. They have so many options for sandwiches and bagel styles, it was honestly hard to choose. I decided to get the Eggplant Delight sandwich with fried eggplant, mozzarella, greens, tomato, roasted red peppers, balsamic and pesto Mayo. It comes on regular bread but there was no way I was walking out of there without a bagel sandwich. I also ordered a half-dozen and some cream cheese. Everything tasted so homemade, the only downside is that it’s a bit of a car ride in order to get them (but totally worth it). Take the quick day trip to check out Kinderhook and make sure you grab a sandwich and some bagels to take home from Broad Street Bagel Co.