About Elm City Bagels
At Elm City Bagels, we make every bagel using a generations-old recipe – the true “New York” traditional boil and bake method – and only the freshest ingredients.
Established in 1996
Elm City Bagels opened its doors in 1996 to introduce Keene to genuine New York style bagels. We were embraced by the community and continued to grow in the variety of foods we offered, eventually adding homemade bread, grilled sandwiches and melts. Our customers became our friends and we have a fun base of regulars who keep us smiling. It has been over fifteen years and we still love what we do!
Our Food Philosophy
We offer spectacular taste choices, made to order all day…whether a sandwich at six am or breakfast at 2 pm. Our sandwiches are made with the finest meats, cheeses and local vegetables from the Green Wagon (when in season), and are served on a wide assortment of our homemade bread and bagels, wraps or Ciabatta rolls. We make all of our bagels and bread from scratch, and they are baked fresh daily. It does not stop there: our famous homemade jumbo muffins, giant cookies, scones and hand-mixed cream cheese varieties are measured and mixed in-house. We make our own hummus, egg salad, tuna salad and our famous chicken salad. We are the only local business in Keene and the surrounding areas that makes their product on-site and bakes it fresh daily. We love what we do and it shows in our food!
The owners – Kim & Pat Stack
Meet the Baker: Pat Stack
“Working for a 4th generation bagel maker in Stowe, Vermont, I realized I loved the whole process of making a freshly made bagel from scratch. From working the dough, to forming the bagel, to the aroma in the oven…I was hooked. My employer was generous enough to teach me his family ‘secrets’ for making the best bagels, breads, muffins and cookies all from scratch that had been handed down from the Goldberg family, generation to generation. Eventually, he sold his bagel store and I decided to try to find a small community to open my own shop. After looking around New England, my family and I decided Keene was perfect. We have not regretted our choice for a single minute. We love it here and we love our bagels!”