LoxSmith Bagels is coming to Ballard

Good news for the bagel-lovers of Ballard: LoxSmith Bagels are about to set up shop in downtown Ballard. According to Seattle Mag, the founder behind the popular bagelry pop-up has found a brick-and-mortar to inhabit near the corner of NW Ballard Way and NW Dock Place.

Founder Matthew Segal taught himself the fine art of bagel-making. And it truly sounds like a fine art: the bagels are fermented for 48 hours and lye-boiled. The shop in Ballard will mostly serve as a production kitchen for wholesale orders, Seattle Mag reports there will be a walk-up window for customers, and a few sidewalk tables.

Segal’s creations are not just your average bagel. Some of his signature flavors include seaweed sesame, Szechuan peppercorns, black pepper and salt, everything with fennel and caraway, roasted beet with nigella seeds, charcoal poppyseed, and onion. And the toppings are mouthwatering – a scroll through LoxSmith’s Instagram would suggest that smoked fish plays a central role in the menu.

No word on an exact opening date, but if you can’t wait for the bagels to land in Ballard, Segal is taking order by the dozen on Caviar.

Photo from LoxSmith’s Facebook page


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Bagelgate
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Bagelgate

$3.00 for a basic plain bagel? Was just in NY and paid $0.50 for a bagel that was better than anything I have ever tasted in Seattle. I know Ballard is an expensive place to start a business, but it’s still nowhere near the cost of leasing retail space in Manhattan.

Truth
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Truth

Where can you get a $0.50 bagel in NYC? Asking for a friend…

Martin Cron
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Martin Cron

I was just thinking “The Waldorf and Statler crowd won’t have any knee-jerk negative hot takes on THIS story. People love bagels and that part of Ballard Ave could use some more daytime eateries…”

Sorry I underestimated your capacity for bile.

Lex Seneff
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Lex Seneff

Martin Cron is a well known troll. He just comes on here to rile up the ACTUAL residents of Ballard.

Martin Cron
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Martin Cron

Well known? You are so kind! Probably just a result of using just one name instead of making up new ones all the time.

Not sure if I like the implication that I am not an ACTUAL resident. I did not see the “you must be outraged by bagel prices to live and work here” sign.

Lex Seneff
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Lex Seneff

Once again “he” uses his troll tactics to antagonize the ACTUAL residents of Ballard

Martin Cron
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Martin Cron

Hey there Lex, my neighbor, we have come to a serious misunderstanding.

The definition of “trolling” is posting intentionally inflammatory things to deliberately make people upset or to otherwise cause drama. I’m doing the opposite. I’m just calling people out on the extreme negativity here in response to any change whatsoever. I am ridiculing the ridiculous.

Why would I try to nudge people not to be so damn negative? This is the neighborhood that I live and work in. It’s not perfect, but it’s mine, and I love it enough to defend it against all of the people who say it’s all going to hell because of a new stoplight or a Target store or a high-end bagel shop.

Hell, even a wizard bar… If our economy can support a wizard bar, let the wizards have their bar. It’s not like I’m using the empty Flat Iron Building for anything.

One last thing…. no need for the scare quotes on “he”. I’m a man and I and use he/him pronouns. That picture next to my name? It’s actually me. If you see me around, say “hi”.

Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

Troll

Lampchop
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Lampchop

No Seattlite would know a good bagel if it bit him but they WILL spend anything on something if it is trendy. baaaaaa

Concerned Ballard Millenial
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Concerned Ballard Millenial

So don’t eat there. Problem solved!

Ballard Eater
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Ballard Eater

Another place for me to try. Truly, ’tis the best of times!

Morgan
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Morgan

NW Ballard Way doesn’t intersect with NW Dock Place, so I assume you mean the corner of Ballard Ave and Dock Place. I need to know so I can be first in line. Can’t wait for some good bagels!

Pedanticman
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Pedanticman

Curses, someone has beaten me at my own game!

donarb
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donarb

That address can’t be right, Dock Place intersects with Ballard Ave. Ballard Way starts east of 17th.

Odin the hairless Viking
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Odin the hairless Viking

Lye boiled bagels! Do they serve them with lutefisk?

Lampchop
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Lampchop

No self respecting bagel would allow that swill near.

Scott D.
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Scott D.

Walking home the other day, I stopped in at Might O doughnuts for a desert on 17th. I asked for 6 and was shocked when she asked me for $14.00 Don’t get me wrong, they were great, but the costs are

Truth
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Truth

I just checked and if you get in your car and drive to the Renton Walmart, you can get a dozen doughnuts for $4…freshness guaranteed! Plus, you can rest assured you won’t be triggered by supporting unions or Seattle’s $15 minimum wage!

Good luck and God speed, Scott!

Troll
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Troll

If anybody is looking for a troll I’m hiding in Fremont under the Aurora Bridge (George Washington Memorial Bridge)

Martin Cron
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Martin Cron

Fremont? You aren’t even an ACTUAL Ballard resident!!!

Joe
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Joe

To me most residents in Ballard especially Men look like trolls and the women fat keebler Elves , and the rest of us are sick and tired of your coffee shops and f*ckng bagels ….go jump off the Ballard bridge !

Ballard Eater
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Ballard Eater

Well Joe, if you don’t like Ballard, stay in Kent where you clearly belong.

Open-Ended Response
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Open-Ended Response

If elenchos was a bagel, its flavor would be…

e!enchos
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e!enchos

Stank

Simon Says
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Simon Says

Oy vey ….

Nick
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Nick

God these comments are crazy. You people are honestly deranged.

I tried these bagels at the Montana bar popup and they were amazing – the best I’ve had, and better than most of the oversized bland bagels in NYC. This will be a really great addition to Ballard.

Theantiyelp
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Theantiyelp

group chat is *lit* fam. #bagelwar2018