Dear Bagel Lovers,
Our shop is now open for take out orders! You can also place your order online.
Select your order, pay via the website, then pick up inside the shop (local delivery also available).
Please check your text or email for a pick up time, especially on weekends. We fill each order as quickly as we can, but when it’s busy it may take longer than expected.
Looking for a gift card? Click the link below:
Where to Find Us
We’re located in the heart of Del Ray at
2307A Mt. Vernon Avenue
Our doors are open 7-2 (or until we sell out) every day except Tuesday.
C’mon over for fresh bagels, sandwiches, and a variety of spreads and fish.
About the Uprising
The Uprising began in the fall of 2015 in response to a distressing lack of authentic (i.e. boiled and baked) bagels in our neighborhood of Del Ray in Alexandria. Over time, and with feedback from carb-loving family and friends, we came up with a recipe that does a pretty good job. (And because we know you’re wondering: No. The secret is not the water.)
When we made our debut at the Four Mile Run Farmer’s Market, we made the bagels in our home kitchen. The first week we brought 100 bagels; the next week a few more; then even more. Our house was covered in seeds, so it was fun — and a relief — to do two local pop ups with actual commercial kitchens, followed by a stint in a local restaurant. In 2019 we were thrilled to join forces with Nicole Jones to open our permanent home right in the heart of Del Ray.
We use only five ingredients: flour, yeast, salt, malt, and brown sugar. 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 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!
We’re located in the heart of Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood.
2307A Mt. Vernon Avenue
We’re open 7-2 every day but Tuesday
Order at our take out window or
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 a special event. Please contact us to create a customized menu.
Extra soft and exceptionally stylish. T-shirts available in men’s, women’s and youth sizes. Hoodies in adult sizes. Simply the finest in bagel attire.
…Chad Breckinridge turns out flavorful, refreshingly modest-sized bagels in his home…Becky Krystal & Alex Baldinger