Bon Appetit delivered its rundown of “The Absolute Best Bagels in the US” beyond New York and Phoenix’s Bagelfeld’s was among the 24 pastry kitchens perceived.
Instead of judge each bagel by how intently they approximated New York bagels, the article set off on a mission to celebrate bagels that resisted classification, added provincial impacts or played with special fixings.
Here in Phoenix, Bagelfeld’s proprietor and previous caterer Charles Blonkenfeld had never made a bagel before the pandemic yet seen the scarcity of good bagels in Phoenix. While his catering gigs evaporated in 2020, the Brooklyn-conceived gourmet expert utilized his opportunity to foster a New York-enlivened bagel, fresh outwardly and chewy within.
He matures the batter for his handcrafted bagels longer and adapts to Phoenix’s high temperatures. The subsequent bagels are more slender and more extensive than their New York partners and not excessively thick inside.
Blonkenfeld immediately amassed an unwavering following at the ranchers showcases and opened a blocks and concrete on Thomas Street and 30th Road in 2021.
He sells his bagels retail and discount to various Phoenix cafés and bistros.
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What’s on the menu at Bagelfeld’s
Plain, salt, everything, sesame and poppy seed bagels are evaluated at $2.50. Specialty bagels, as Asiago, fennel and raisin or blueberry cost $2.75.
The spreads, estimated somewhere in the range of $5 and $11, incorporate plain cream cheddar; lemon and spice; fiery pepper and garlic; honey earthy colored margarine and smoked salmon.
“Stick to exemplary garnishes, similar to plain cream cheddar, and watch out for specials like a nostalgic Asiago cheddar bagel,” suggested Serena Dai, Bon Appetit’s computerized publication chief.