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Goldberg’s New York Bagels Finally Opens in Silver Spring


It came a month later than expected, but Goldberg's New York Bagels finally opened its second location in Silver Spring, much to the dismay of a certain kosher bagel man in Baltimore operating under the same name.

Dan Keleman, owner of the Silver Spring shop and its parent in Rockville, says that Montgomery County slowed down his grand-opening timetable. Specifically, MoCo wanted Keleman to reinforce his roof to better support the heating and A/C systems. It cost Keleman an extra $5,000-$6,000 to get the job done.

But Keleman finally got his last permits on Friday and officially opened for business on Sunday, the day after shabbat. Business was very brisk on opening day, the owner reports. The Silver Spring locale did double the sales of the Rockville store.

Which is great, except for one thing: All the bagels are baked at the Rockville location and then trucked to the Silver Spring spot. "We had to do a second bake and bring them over," Keleman says about opening day.

Keleman says his bagels are best about 45 minutes after baking and will stay fresh for about eight to 10 hours.

Goldberg's hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Have you been to the new Goldberg's yet? If so, tell us what you think.

Goldberg’s New York Bagels, 9328 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, (240) 450-4177

  • mike

    love it! The bagels are really good. Service is a little slow but hopefully they work out the kinks as it is just opened.

  • Drew

    Yes: this is the real deal. The genuine article. No need to toy with Einstein Bros., Whole Foods Market bagels, etc., anymore! And they have whitefish salad. Silver Spring is lucky to have Goldberg's New York Bagels.

  • Lindsey

    Goldberg's is the best Silver Sopring has to offer. But I do say it's not quite as good as what I've had in NYC.

  • David

    Great bagels. I occasionally bring them in to the office, and even the folks who consider themselves NY bagel-snobs love the Goldberg's bagels.

  • mnf

    Good, but a bit pricey. Service a bit slow, too. Bagle taste does not seem to compare with Bagel d Lox of years gone by for me.

  • http://msn Dominic

    Hey Dan Congrats on your second Bagel Store ? Dan you always have had the very best in Catering and all prepared foods and the great quality and the time you put into all that you do, and i will always give you a 2 thumbs up way to go and again congrats :)

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  • Nyla

    Love having Goldbergs in my neighborhood!
    My only complaint is that if you don't get there early enough on Sunday morning they sell
    out of most of the popular varieties.

  • Roxanne

    I don't know if the Goldberg's in Potomac is related to the ones mentioned in this article, but if so, beware of bad service in the Potomac shop! If you want to understand what NOT to do in a business, then go to Goldberg's Bagels in Potomac, MD. Instead of embracing the end of day business yesterday, staff complained we were "unfair" to them to get there 5 min before closing. They turned us away. We live 5 minutes away, love bagels, but will never go back there now.