New Hours: 8 – 2. Closed Tuesdays.
Dear Bagel Lovers,
We are accepting only online orders at this time. Please place your order for same day pick up by 1pm and pick up your bag by 2pm. Order after 3 for pick up on future days. Click the link below, pay via the website, then pick up at the door of the shop: 2307A Mt. Vernon Avenue
You can also purchase a gift card by clicking here: Gift Cards!
Thank you, thank you! We are incredibly grateful for your support. Stay well!
(The online ordering interface is a little clunky, but it gets the job done. We do our best to keep our site updated if we run out of anything. Don’t forget the cream cheese!)
About the Uprising
Chad didn’t eat his first bagel until he was 12, and he did it all wrong: grocery store bagel, toasted, with peanut butter, in Denver. But he thought it was awesome, and he was hooked.
After leaving Denver Chad experienced bagel utopia for about 10 years in NYC. When he moved to Del Ray, a neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia, there were few bagels to be found. After many baking experiments and lots of feedback from carb-loving family and friends, he came up with a recipe (And, no. The secret is not the water.)
In the fall of 2015 Chad brought a few baskets of bagels to the Four Mile Run Farmer’s Market. The next week he brought a few more; then more. After doing a pop up and a stint in a local restaurant, in 2019 he was thrilled to partner with Nicole Jones, owner extraordinaire of Stomping Ground, to open their permanent home right in the heart of Del Ray. In addition to making sure that the shop runs smoothly, Nicole is the master behind all of the bagel complements, from a variety of yummy cream cheeses and house-cured beet gravlax, to unique and tasty sandwiches. Bagel Uprising is also grateful to have an amazing team of bakers and front-of-the house staff!
Our bagels have only five ingredients: flour, yeast, salt, malt, and brown sugar. Like traditional bagels, Bagel Uprising bagels aren’t huge: no 800-calorie monsters the size of a hubcap. And no fancy flavors, either. Just the classics:
Everything, Sesame, Poppy, Salt & Plain.
(And Cinnamon which, while tasty, is a bit of a moral lapse.)
A quick word on the size of bagels. Some contend ours are, um, petite. They’re actually the same size as a traditional New York bagel. Here’s a description from the Gray Lady herself, the New York Times:
“A bagel is a round bread made of simple, elegant ingredients: high-gluten flour, salt, water, yeast and malt. Its dough is boiled, then baked, and the result should be a rich caramel color; it should not be pale and blond. A bagel should weigh four ounces or less and should make a slight cracking sound when you bite into it instead of a whoosh. . . . All else is not a bagel.”
Our bagels are hand-made, so no two are the same, but they weigh in right around four ounces. If just one doesn’t fill you up, you know what to do . . .
Bagel Uprising launched at the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market in September 2015 and opened its permanent outpost at 2307A Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria in September 2019.
Join the Uprising!
Catering and Special Orders
Look no further if you’ve realized (correctly!) that mountains of bagels, salmon, cream cheese, and other toppings are the best way to celebrate anything, ranging from b’nai mitzvah to birthdays to baptisms. Several catering options are available online, and we’re also happy to create something unique.
Extra soft and exceptionally stylish. Simply the finest in bagel attire.
Black, military green, or light brown. Available in youth sizes through XXXL.
…Chad Breckinridge turns out flavorful, refreshingly modest-sized bagels in his home…Becky Krystal & Alex Baldinger