Breakfast sandwich at Rise Bagel

Rise Bagel

530 N. 3rd St., Mpls.
Breakfast sandwich at Rise Bagel Megan McCrink

Siblings (and self-described “bread heads”) Kate Lloyd and Jen Lloyd are doing their part to improve the Twin Cities’ sorry bagel landscape. After taking a cross-country bagel-tasting odyssey and tinkering with a boil-and-bake formula, they hit pay dirt, first selling at farmers markets but recently launching a handy and appealing brick-and-mortar outlet, giving fans of these crusty, chewy and tantalizingly golden bagels a daily outlet for their obsession. Schmears, yes, along with egg-stuffed bagel sandwiches and fabulous gravlax. Doors open at 6 a.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. weekends.

(612) 354-3349