What makes us different from other places with bagels? We do it everyday.
Well mostly. We take Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas off. And maybe another day here and there. BUT – for the most part – we are here every morning, hours before the shop opens at 6:00 AM – boiling and baking our bagels. We also make all our own dough – no shortcuts! While many of our bagels are made from plain bagel dough, we also make whole-wheat, cinnamon-sugar, cinnamon-raisin, blueberry, tomato-basil, onion, jalapeno-cheddar & the seasonal bagels. All different formulas – all made individually.
Summertime means that we make almost double the number of bagels that we do in the winter – and we are trying to find the right number of bagels without having too many left over at the end of the day. So – if you see the “Sorry Sold Out” sign up a bit in the next few weeks – please be patient. We’re working on making enough bagels to meet your needs! Want to make sure we’ve got the bagels you want? Call the hotline & leave our baker a message – we’ll have them ready for you - 541 386 2123.
A Note About Gluten Free Bagels – We make them every Friday morning. Bagels are normally a high-gluten product and ours are no exception. For our Gluten-Free friends, we have developed a recipe with rice flour, quinoa flour, potato starch, almond meal, xanthan gum, sugar, salt, olive oil, yeast, egg whites & water. We store our GF ingredients in sealed bins to minimize atmospheric contact. We also make them in the front of the house where we don’t process as many other flour products. The mixer is sanitized, and the dough is kept isolated from gluten-loaded products. The bagels get boiled 1st thing – before any thing else hits the kettle – and baked on their own pans by themselves. If you are sensitive to any trace amount of gluten – then you probably don’t hang around traditional bagel shops, anyway. If you are elimnating most gluten from your diet – you should give them a try! Fresh on fridays – frozen if any left over for the week. Questions – give us a call 541 dash 386 dash 2123 or drop an email hoodriverbagel at gmail dot com.
Hood River Bagel is conveniently located in the Scenic Columbia River Gorge – just an hour east of Portland! Make us part of your visit to the Gorge!