ABOUT US

Delicious bagels and bakes served with a Glaswegian heart

What's the difference between a good bagel and a brawsome bagel?

When people ask us what type of bagels we sell, they often cite ‘New York Bagels’ and ‘Montreal Bagels’ as comparisons. Call us biased, but whilst we do love the bagels on offer across the pond, we’re not looking to replicate what already exists. We wanted to create Glasgow’s very own brand of bagels.

At Brawsome Bagels, we believe in serving great food infused with the Glaswegian spirit. We were founded in 2021 during the midst of a global pandemic. It was a risky move, but we’re proud as punch about the food we sell and the mark we’re leaving on our local community. 

All of our ingredients are ethically sourced from UK suppliers wherever possible, we’ve all-but eliminated food waste, we’re a certified living wage employer, and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our customers. 

We don’t sell New York Bagels. We don’t sell Seattle Bagels. We sell Glasgow bagels; ethical, tasty food that’s bursting with personality. 

Made in Glasgow

We source the vast majority of our ingredients from local suppliers, and our chefs cook all our bagels from scratch in Partick.

The secret sauce

What’s the secret to a great bagel? The secret sauce, of course! We’ve created our own unique recipes that you won’t find anywhere else.

Made with heart

We take our responsibilities seriously. We pay the living wage, limit our food waste, and do our bit for the community.

Our Story

Brawsome Bagels was born during the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst some people might say that opening a new business in the midst of a global pandemic was a risky move, we like to think that fortune favours the brave.

Our founder, Ian Brooke, had been made redundant during the first lockdown and decided to pursue his dream of opening a bakery built with principles in mind. 

Ian Brooke, Founder & Head Honcho

Partnerships & Memberships

Brawsome Bagels is a certified living wage employer. This means that we’re committed to paying a fair wage to all of our team members, regardless of their position. We’re also a member of Too Good To Go; a platform for businesses that are committed to reducing food waste.

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