From Schlok’s website:
In April 2020, with the restaurant industry suddenly in flux and James and Zack’s respective next ventures put on pause, the two friends decided to have some fun. Knowing James was always up for a culinary challenge, Zack floated the idea of a bagel concept and dared James to bake the best East Coast-style bagel he could. James accepted the challenge, and after extensive research on ingredients and classic techniques, he created an absolutely beautiful bagel. Zack’s dad even approved, so they knew they were on to something.
After a lot more R&D (read: an absurd amount of carbohydrates consumed), Schlok’s was born. James and Zack ran Schlok’s as a weekend pop-up from September 2020 through March 2021, and as word got around, the bagels started selling out within minutes each week. Encouraged by the dramatic response and demand, they signed a lease for their first shop in April 2021.
We open at 7:30am Wednesday – Sunday until 1:00pm or sold out. Half of our bagels are made available online each morning at 7:15am for scheduled same-day pick-up. We also allocate plenty of bagels for walk-up orders. Sandwiches and coffee are currently only available via walk-up ordering. You can always check our Instagram Stories to see if we are sold out.