Solly's Bagelry

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2873 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G6 2873 West Broadway, Vancouver Directions
+16047382121
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After a meal at Solly's Bagelry, Vancouver diners will have a hard time eating elsewhere. Swing by for a bite today and find out for yourself what everyone's talking about. If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a bet...

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Bagels are cheaper on Wednesdays.
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Best cinnamon buns ever.
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Try the cinnamon buns.
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Reminded me why I'd gone there before. I'm definitely going back, Groupon or not.
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great cinnamon buns
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I think they are somehow cheating for the product to give ! I have groupon for $12 have two stuff for $6.00 and some little things suppose 0.45 each for rest of the $6.00 when I got home count it that's only 9 piece in the bag!
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Besides bagels, try their nice cinnamon bun that don't have all that nasty white icing that most places use; great rich cinnamon flavor, lovely layered texture.
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We had two sandwiches, a hot dog and drinks which came to $25. Given all the other options on Main Street, it seemed extremely overpriced.
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Blueberry apple struedel = amazing
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go in morning for variety of bake goods
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From Our Editors

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."

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