MELBOURNE | Schmucks Bagels have been offering an assortment of quality traditional and fun bagels in Melbourne’s CBD since 2015. COVID-19 and its associated lockdowns put expansions plans on hold, but coming out of Melbourne’s final city-wide lockdown it’s time for location number two.
The second Schmucks is located on Collins Street, and carries over the same concept as the original. Polish style bagels inspired by founder Jeremy Marmur’s grandfather’s bagels, with fun twists.
There’s the traditional sesame, rye, and seeded grain bagels with toppings like lox, and a schmear of cream cheese, which are great, but it’s the more novel creations that set Schmucks apart. Try the ‘Stru Blue’ – apple strudel, cream cheese, and buckwheat crumb on a blueberry bagel. Or one of my favourites, the ‘Fiery Chick’ – crumbed free range chicken breast, harissa slaw, cheese, kewpie, and sweet & fiery chilli sauce on a sesame bagel.
As well as bagels, there’s a few sides like crisps, protein balls, and pickles, and an assortment of drinks. For coffee it’s Duke’s Coffee Roasters beans brewed using a La Marzocco espresso machine, along with tea, soda, fresh juices, and more.
Schmucks Bagels (Collins Street)
9/567 Collins Street
Mon – Fri: 6:30am to 5:30pm
Sat – Sun: 7:00am to 3:30pm