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Mt. Vernon Square’s New Bagel Shop Opens Saturday With Cold Brew From New Jersey

Pearl’s Bagels will accept preorders for BEC kits, smoked tuna spread, and jalapeno-cheddar schmear

A breakfast sandwich from Pearl’s Bagels
A breakfast sandwich from Pearl’s Bagels
Pearl’s Bagels [official]

Pearl’s Bagels, a new shop in Mt. Vernon Square that will sell classic flavors of bagels, locally produced salmon and bacon, and coffee sourced from a Princeton, New Jersey, roaster, will open its retail operations this weekend at 1017 Seventh Street NW.

Pearl’s announced on its website that it will sell its first preorders on Saturday, July 11. Orders placed by 4 p.m. on the night before pickup will be available for takeout from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday through Sunday. A variety box (six bagels for $10) comes with plain, everything, sesame, and cinnamon raison bagels. A lox box ($40) comes with a variety of bagels, nova lox from Ivy City Smokehouse, plain cream cheese, capers, pickled onions, a tomato, and microgreens from urban farm Little Wild Things. Epic Curing, based in Landover, Maryland, supplies the bacon for a “BEC” box that includes assorted bagels, six eggs, slices of sharp cheddar cheese, and ketchup.

Spreads include a hot jalapeno-cheddar dip, salted and whipped honey butter, and a smoked tuna spread sourced from Nassau Street Seafood in Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton roaster Small World Coffee supplies the beans for cold brew.

The store comes from Allee Cox and Oliver Cox, a married couple who gave up their careers in media and public relations to enter the restaurant industry about a year before the novel coronavirus pandemic reached D.C. Oliver Cox’s New Jersey roots inform the Princeton connections. The shop is named after the couple’s French bulldog.

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