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Owner Chad Breckinridge is teaming up with Number 1 Sons, the fermenters behind pickles, krauts, kimchis and more, to open a six-week pop-up in Del Ray.
Operating out of the closed-for-winter Dairy Godmother space, Salt | Bagel will sell plain, sesame, poppy, salt and everything bagels, though “nothing swirly,” says Breckinridge, a self-proclaimed bagel purist. Housemade spreads include the classic flavors (plain, salmon, veggie) plus a few choices using mix-ins from Number 1 Sons’ pickled products. There will also be a featured sandwich of the day and jarred goods from Number 1 Sons.
The shop opens at 8 a.m. and closes when the bagels sell out, though with an on-site kitchen, Breckinridge has the option of producing multiple batches throughout the day.
With a full-time job, a family and a mortgage, could a bagel shop be in Breckinridge’s future? He says this experiment will help him figure out if it’s a viable concept. Says Breckinridge, “I dream about that pretty much every night.” // Opening Jan. 20, Salt | Bagel @ Dairy Godmother: 2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria