Schmucks Bagels, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Schmucks Bagels Melbourne is the newest of Melbourne’s ever increasing number of CBD bagel shops. Why exactly the bagel has started to become so popular in Melbourne is a question I don’t know the answer to but I’m not complaining as I do love a good bagel. Schmucks is the baby of founder Jeremy Marmur’s, who has drawn upon his Polish Jewish heritage (and his grandfather’s sense of humour), to deliver Polish bagels with a twist.

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What is this twist? Well along with traditional bagel flavours there are a range of interesting options, such as Vegemite, the Smokin’ Chick (sesame bagel; dehydrated chicken breast crackers, smoked chicken, tarragon mayonnaise, capers, julienne carrots and green leaves), the Miso Shcmick (sesame bagel; miso salmon with wasabi peas, Kewpie mayonnaise, pickled ginger, pea shoots and iceberg leaves) and the Schmoozer (seedy bagel; hickory smoked beef brisket, BBQ sauce, chimichurri, iceberg lettuce and tomato). The bagels are steamed instead of boiled, which gives them a light texture and the fillings are local and seasonal to the extent that it’s practicable – clearly you’re not getting local Kewpie.

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At the launch party which The City Lane was invited to, guests were treated to a range of mini snacks in order to sample a range of the fillings on offer. The Luv U Lox is a rye bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese, pickled onions and watercress. A classic combination that didn’t disappoint.

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A mini sampling of the Miso Schmick which was tasty, but missing a certain something.

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My favourite of the night was the mini Smokin’ Chick. The dehydrated chicken breast crackers made each bite something else. I would have been happy just eating this all night.

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This thick-cut salted beef with house piccalilli, dijon mustard dressing & sauerkraut on a rye bagel did a great job of combining traditional and non-traditional elements.

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Tumeric roast cauliflower with hummus, lemon-dressed watercress & tomato. A nice combo of flavours and very light.

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The hickory smoked brisket that the star of the Schmoozer bagel was tender and full flavoured.

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A range of breakfast options are also offered, along with desserts such as these eclair balls. I’m usually a sucker for anything chocolate but out of the 3 flavours below, it was actually the strawberry that was the winner.

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Another day, and another bagel shop open in Melbourne’s CBD. I say bring on the competition and bring on the bagels.

Schmucks Bagels

Guests Lane (off Little Bourke Street)
Victoria 3000

Telephone: (03) 9607 8558
Email: n/a

Mon – Fri: 7:30am to 3:30pm

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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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