Shelsky’s opens bagel shop in Park Slope
Bagels are a big part of the food served at Shelsky’s of Brooklyn in Cobble Hill, and now owner Peter Shelsky and business partner Lewis Spada are giving the ubiquitous New York staple the spotlight at the new Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels in Park Slope.
Shelsky says he has seen a decline in bagels in the New York area in the past 30 years, according to Grub Street. His new bagel shop will use high-quality ingredients such as eggs rather than “egg shade,” an artificial color; and the sesame bagels will be enhanced with salt. It will also be serving bialys, a lesser-known cousin to the bagel.
Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels will serve some of the same sandwiches as the original Shelsky’s, such as the Great Gatsby (pastrami salmon, honey mustard, horseradish cream cheese and red onion on rye).
But they’re also adding new items to the menu such as bacon, egg, and cheese; a Jersey pork roll with egg and cheese; and Pennsylvania scrapple with egg, cheddar, and maple syrup.
Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels is located at 453 Fourth Ave.