Bialy’s Bagels expands with bagel sandwiches

A Bialy’s Bagels lunch sandwich, which the shop recently started selling for the first time. Photo courtesy of Bialy’s Bagels

Bialy’s Bagels in University Heights has added a new menu item – sandwiches. When the shop announced its intentions to expand into a space adjacent to its 2267 Warrensville Center Road storefront in February, the intention was to eventually offer breakfast and lunch sandwiches with their bagels. As of Aug. 30, the dream has been realized with the soft launch of its sandwich menu, co-owner Rachel Gross tells the Cleveland Jewish News.

Gross co-owns the store with her twin sister, Sarah. The pair bought the store in 2017 from second-generation owners Ellen and Mark Osolin. Ellen Osolin’s father, Terry Skolnick, opened the shop in 1966.

The menu includes a bagel and cream cheese, egg sandwiches, and lunch sandwiches with Boar’s Head brand roast beef and turkey-pastrami. They are also offering the traditional lox sandwich, complete with cream cheese, red onion, tomato and capers.

The cream cheese is a revival of the Gross sisters’ brand Clover Road Cream Cheese.

“In this process, we relaunched our cream cheese,” Rachel Gross says, adding they offer plain, mish-mosh and fresh dill flavors. “It rose from the ashes of our dreams to open a bagel spot.”

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