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$6 for $12 Worth of Bagels and Pastries at Solly’s Bagelry

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In a Nutshell

Traditional Jewish bakery serves baked and boiled bagels as well as other baked goods such as cinnamon buns, strudel, and knish.

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Expires Sep 2nd, 2012. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per transaction. Must purchase 1 food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid with other specials. Not valid toward fresh or frozen deli foods. Valid for fresh, frozen and packaged pastries. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bagels aren't the only breakfast food available, but they are the only one that doubles as the steering wheel of a tiny bread car. Don’t do donuts with this Groupon.

$6 for $12 Worth of Bagels and Pastries

The menu includes bagels ($10.75/baker's dozen) and pastries such as banana oatmeal muffins ($2.45), cinnamon buns ($2.85), challah bread ($4.95), and lemon pound cake ($2.75/piece).

This Groupon is valid for both fresh and frozen pastries, including strudels, mini knishes, and spelt bagels.

Solly’s Bagelry

In March of 2014, Vancouver institution Solly’s Bagelry celebrated its 20th year of serving its signature Brooklyn-style bagels. In honor of the anniversary, we spoke with the founder and current owner Leah Markovitch about how she kept true to her grandmother's traditional recipes over the course of two decades.

Bohemian Spirit

Solly’s Bagelry exudes a homespun charm. Markovitch describes the delis as places where people could feel comfortable kicking off their shoes and relaxing. The antique furniture, mismatched sets of chairs, and soundtracks of old jazz and Jewish songs exemplify Solly’s Bagelry's laid-back and nostalgic spirit.

What's Not To Like?

Markovitch grew up baking and cooking alongside her grandmother, who taught her to create traditional Old-Country meals with simple but flavorful ingredients. When faced with an unfamiliar dish, Markovitch would ask her grandmother, "Will I like this?", and she invariably received the same response: "What's not to like?"

Solly’s Bagelry continues to use many of Markovitch's grandmother's generations-old recipes today, making everything from challah to knishes from scratch. None of the dishes can be considered haute cuisine or upscale street foods, but they emphatically aren't meant to. Instead, Markovitch says that her grandmother's family recipes showcase the sort of flavors that can only come from rustic, traditional home cooking.

"What's not to like?" now serves as a slogan at Solly’s Bagelry.

The Bagels

Taking inspiration from the Jewish delis of Brooklyn, Solly’s Bagelry boils and hand-rolls more than a dozen styles of bagels, which move straight from the deck ovens to the display cases. This style of bagel is famous for its texture, which is noticeably chewier than many deli or café bagels. Although they might seem different at first, Markovitch recommends trying one of these signature creations "if you want to taste tradition."

Artistic License

Markovitch recognizes how fortunate she is to have access to butter, chocolate, and other ingredients that would have been considered luxurious delicacies for past generations of Eastern Europeans. She uses these ingredients to add richer and heartier flavors to certain creations, and she even takes a bit of artistic license by creating inventive items, such as samosa knishes and chocolate matzah. However, she is quick to point out that, even when experimenting, Solly’s Bagelry never strays too far from the original recipes, and tradition is still the baseline. Some of the items' flavors may have changed a bit, but Markovitch says, "there's not too much that my grandmother would be surprised at."


Reviews

Thanks to the rules of kosher food preparation, the bagels and knishes are vegan, which is just fantastic!

Malloreigh M., Yelp, 1/25/11

Cinnamon buns? To die for, it's almost like eating a bun covered in candy.

Gina I., Yelp, 8/11/10

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92% of 3,596 customers recommend

  • “Best cinnamon rolls ever!”

  • “Yummy food!”

  • “Get the cinnamon buns. They are amazing. ”

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