#InTheLoop | Queens Bagel Has Deep Pockets
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Queens produces some of the best bagels in the United States, but this bread royalty has a design defect. Luckily, Queens has the answer (as always).
Meet Bagelita, which is baked in Long Island City.
Yes, it’s a bagel, but its patented design has a hole in the middle. This pocket can be filled with just about anything – cream cheese, egg salad, falafel, peanut butter – without spillage.
Bite. Enjoy. Don’t worry about staining your clothes.
Bagelita has fewer calories and carbohydrates than its predecessor. It’s lighter, too. Plus, it can reduce costs for a catering facility by reducing food waste.
Editor’s note: Bagelita comes from the Entrepreneur Space, a 12,500-square-foot facility with a fully equipped commercial kitchen, offices, and classrooms. Located at 36-46 36th St. in LIC, the venue currently has about 125 clients that make everything from three-course meals to unique desserts to hot sauces. Since its founding in 2011, the E-Space, which is partially supported by an Empire State Development Corporation grant, has helped more than 700 small businesses, generated more than $8 million in revenue, and created more than 120 jobs.