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OMG: Rainbow bagels are happening in Calgary

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 22, 2016 2:32 pm

You eyes do not deceive you: Rainbow bagels are a thing, and one Calgary bagel shop is making them.

The rainbow bagel’s trajectory to global fame started in the bastion of cool that is Brooklyn, New York at the hands of Scot Rossillo, founder and chief “bagel artist” of The Bagel Store. The rainbow bagel is a true labour of love, thanks to its multi-layers of coloured dough, twisted together to create a final, dazzling result.

Calgary’s Bagelino’s has been taking a ride on the rainbow bandwagon. They announced Monday they will have a limited supply available for pre-order for pick-up on Saturday, February 27. The veteran YYC bagel shop previously did a run of rainbow bagels earlier this month.

Bagelino’s explains why these bagels are a bit more precious than your everyday Everything or Cinnamon Raisin bagel: “100 rainbow bagels take the same amount of time (five hours) as 1000 normal bagels. The process includes dyeing, layering and twisting the dough.”

RAINBOW BAGELS are going down again at Bagelino’s this Saturday FEB 27th 2016!! Don’t miss out, pre order NOW as this is not an everyday item on our menu. For now we are only making rainbow bagels from time to time due to time/process involved. 100 rainbow bagels take the same amount of time (five hours) as 1000 normal bagels. The process includes dyeing, layering and twisting the dough. The prices are as follows: • $3.50/single bagel • $21.00/half dozen • $42.00 dozen ADD funfetti cream cheese: • $7.50 per 8oz tub (good for approx. 4-6 bagels) How to order: • Like our facebook page • Send us a PM on our facebook page with your order and contact number. We will call and confirm your order with you. **We are only accepting 40 orders for this Saturday, don’t miss out!** #bagelinosyyc #yyc #yycfood #bagelscalgary #rainbowbagels #yycdowntown #iamdowntown A photo posted by Bagelino’s The Bagel Company (@bagelinosyyc) on


This is why Bagelino’s only makes them from time to time, and in small quantities. (They’re only taking 40 orders for February 27.) The rainbow bagels are $3.50 each, or $21 for a half-dozen, and $42.00 a dozen. They’ll have “Funfetti” cream cheese (because, why not?) available for $7.50 per 8oz tub, which does the schmear for four to six bagels.

Bagelino’s has info on ordering on their Facebook page.


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