I’m a problem solver by nature. If I see a deficiency I want to fix it. Well, if I’m completely honest I’d rather someone else fill void. Not because I don’t want to do the work but I generally don’t feel confident enough to do it myself. This blog is a prime example. I wanted to read about life in Detroit. I waited and hoped someone would start one but when I couldn’t find what I wanted, I decided to create it.
A few years ago, I noticed a similar opening in the bagel business. There was not one bagel shop in downtown Detroit. Ok, that’s not entirely true, there was a Tim Horton’s but generally if an office wanted bagels for the morning or a meeting you had to go to a Panera in the burbs. I thought that was ridiculous and a missed financial opportunity for someone. I borrowed Lindsey’s standing mixer and we started to experiment with bagel making. I made traditional bagels (plain, sesame and salt) and more creative options (orange/pomegranate and chia seed). I received positive feedback from my test subjects (a.k.a. my co-workers). I’m risk adverse by nature so this was a slow moving process and I felt relieved when I read about a new bagel company in the city – Detroit Institute of Bagels.
Located in Corktown it’s conveniently close to my office and makes my favorite flavor bagel – Everything. They also offer sandwiches, coffee, other drinks and a nice, bright atmosphere. Best of all a bagel shop is now one more “big city must-have” Detroit can check off the list.