Small Bite: Hole in One

Boston’s beloved Exodus Bagels pop-up is about to settle down.

Photograph by Toan Trinh

Exodus Bagels owner Adam Hirsh has logged countless miles spreading the gospel of good bread. He started his baking project modestly in 2014, zooming around the city on his motorcycle to deliver test batches to friends and social media followers for free, and eventually gained a cult following by popping up at Boston-area farmers’ markets and cafés. But with the opening of his first brick-and-mortar location expected in December, Hirsh and his nomadic New York–style bagels are about to stay put for a while. From his new shop in Jamaica Plain, the waiter turned baker plans to serve his crusty, kettle-boiled creations—slicked with inventive cream cheese flavors such as “bacon-everything” and stacked into craveable sandwiches—six days a week. “We needed a home,” Hirsh says. “It was finally time to quit our wandering.”

3346 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, 617-323-3354, exodusbagels.com.


Jenna Pelletier Jenna Pelletier, Food Editor at Boston Magazine jpelletier@bostonmagazine.com