Now here’s a tasty way to start a Saturday: an eggy, cheesy, crispy-edged pastrami sandwich with bitter greens and harissa mayo, plopped on an everything bagel from the Bagel Taïm pop-up at Lowry Hill Meats. We’ve rallied behind Lowry Hill Meats’ breakfast sandwiches for years, but the Eggerman is just… wow, something else.
Bagel Taïm was started by local couple Leore and Sasha in their South Minneapolis kitchen during last year’s lockdown. Now run out of a shared commercial kitchen, they’ve gone from making 200 bagels a week to about 2,000. (The rapid growth is partly thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that raised $10,000.) The duo’s longer-term goal is to open a brick & mortar bagel shop.
Today’s pop-up technically runs until 4 p.m. But judging by the line snaking down Hennepin Avenue at 12:15 p.m., we suspect they’ll sell out much sooner. Fortunately, Taïm offers bagel pickups near Glam Doll Donuts on Nicollet Avenue every Thursday and Saturday between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. (Deliveries are available for a few extra bucks.) Bagels cost $8 for a half dozen, $15 for a dozen, or $28 for two dozen. The core lineup of flavors includes plain, everything, herbs de Provence, sesame, and salt & pepper, plus rotating weekly specials (orange cardamom, lavender lemon, Asiago rosemary, Old Bay, etc.).