PHILADELPHIA - Kismet Bagels Opening Brick & Mortar Location at 113 E. Girard Ave in Fishtown in Early 2022. Kismet Bagels started in May 2020 as an idea, a pivot for Jacob and Alexandra Cohen to keep busy while out of work early in the pandemic.


It grew to a pop-up business and is now ready for the next step less than two years later. Kismet Bagels will open its first brick and mortar shop sometime in early 2022 at 113 E. Girard Ave., between Shackamaxon Street and Frankford Ave.

The opening is pending approval from the Fishtown Neighborhood Association following a January 26th zoning board adjustment meeting.

The husband-and-wife team plan to open their first storefront this winter. The 540 square-foot space will feature takeout ordering and several seats available inside. The store will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. until the early afternoon or sellout.

“All of the people who came to work for us have helped build this into a community where people are blossoming,” said Jacob. “We’re so excited to expand our business and allow more people who have been with us during the pandemic to come on full-time. This is a big step for us, but we know it’s the perfect time to have our own front doors. We are ready.”

Drip coffee Moonraker Coffee Roasters will be drip coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade iced tea, grab-and-go items, rotating salads, their three signature open-faced bagel sandwiches, loose bagels, and loose bialys six-packs of bagels, schmears, and spices. The shop will feature a new bread program with Sam McNamara making sourdough loaves and pastries. Pastry chef Erica Pais will provide fresh pastries daily as well.

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