Levend Bagelry To Open at the Boston Public Market

Organic hand shaped sourdough bagels will be baked inside the Market

JUNE 7, BOSTON — Levend Bagelry, a maker of organic hand shaped sourdough bagels, will open later this month at the Boston Public Market. The bakery will sell a variety of bagels, bagel sandwiches, and pizza bagels baked in an oven inside the Market.

“The Boston Public Market provides the perfect opportunity for us to remedy the dearth of great bagels in Boston while collaborating with other vendors who share our vision of local and organic sourcing,” said Alex Jong, owner of Levend Bagelry. “We are wildly excited to join this unique community and begin serving up crackling bagels, sandwiches, and pizza bagels straight from the oven.”

Levend Bagelry starts with their unique sourdough culture and sources the highest quality local and organic ingredients to create their own distinctive version of a New York style bagel. After an overnight cold-fermentation, their bagels are boiled and covered in their favorite toppings before heading to the oven to realize their full potential. Under a crackling crust awaits a flavorful interior that strikes the perfect balance of a chewy, but not too dense and not too fluffy crumb.

After years of dreaming, testing recipes, and extensive sampling of breads and baked goods around the world, Levend Bagelry began producing bagels in August 2015 at a local culinary incubator. You can follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/levendbagelry), Twitter (@levendbagelry), and Instagram (@levendbagelry).

“We're excited to welcome Levend Bagelry to the Boston Public Market this summer and introduce customers to their incredible bagels,” said Cheryl Cronin, CEO of the Boston Public Market. “It’s especially great to welcome another vendor who is establishing their first ever permanent retail space at the Boston Public Market. Supporting food entrepreneurs like Alex is a critical part of our mission.”

The Boston Public Market recently announced that it will be open 7 days a week, starting July 18.

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ABOUT THE BOSTON PUBLIC MARKET:

The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year round marketplace for locally sourced groceries and specialty agricultural products, where residents and visitors can find fresh, seasonal food from Massachusetts and New England. The Market houses 40 local farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; beverages; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England. The Boston Public Market, located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, is currently open Wednesday — Sunday, 8 a.m. — 8 p.m, year-round. Beginning July 18, the Market’s opening hours will be 8 a.m. — 8 p.m. Monday — Saturday and 10 a.m. — 8 p.m. on Sundays.

The Boston Public Market is located in downtown Boston’s emerging Market District, next to the Haymarket pushcart vendors and the historic Blackstone Block, and it sits on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Freedom Trail. 100 Hanover Street also contains the Boston RMV branch, entrances to the Haymarket MBTA station, and a parking garage. Bike parking is located directly outside the Market on the plaza opposite the Greenway. Two Hubway bike share stations are located nearby, on Cross Street across the Greenway and on Congress Street along the side of City Hall, and several bike parking options surround the Market.

Boston Public Market vendors are proud to accept SNAP/EBT for all eligible market products, and the Market is a participant in the City of Boston’s Boston Bounty Bucks program, which provides a dollar for dollar match, up to $10 a day, for SNAP customers to spend at participating farmers markets and the Boston Public Market.

The Market is a dynamic civic space, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In addition to 40 permanent vendors and a number of rotating short-term “pop-up” vendors, the Boston Public Market includes the KITCHEN, a 3,200 square foot demonstration kitchen programmed by The Trustees, the Market’s programming partner, with opportunities such as hands-on cooking demos, lectures, family activities, exercise classes, training and community events.

Development of the Boston Public Market is a partnership between the not-for-profit Boston Public Market Association, individual and corporate donors, foundations, the City of Boston, and the project’s seed funder, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Boston Public Market Association developed and operates the Boston Public Market with a public impact mission to support the farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs who grow, catch and produce local food, and to nourish our community with food and experiences.

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