Like many small businesses, the owners of a Manhattan bagel spot have reinvented the way they serve their customers due to the pandemic.
Baz Bagel in Little Italy closed down in the middle of March to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The two owners say they missed having their bagels from the shop and that sparked the idea to offer bagel making kits.
The kits, which cost $39, include all the ingredients like malt, yeast, poppy and everything seeds as well as a step by step recipe.
"Everyone was at home baking and cooking and it was spreading through social culture as well so we thought it would be fun for the customers to have their way to make their own Baz Bagels until we're able to open again," said store owner Saralyn Feinberg.
Baz Bagels will re-open for pickup and delivery Wednesday. They are re-working their dining room into a to-go dispatching station to practice social distancing.