PHILADELPHIA - Kismet Bagels, which began as an idea during Covid-19 and became an online popup shop in 2020, opened its first brick & mortar location in Fishtown in April of this year. Now, husband-and-wife owners Jacob and Alexandra Cohen are expanding their footprint in Philadelphia.

With their bialy stall already in the works at the Reading Terminal Market, eyeing a December opening, the entrepreneurs are also preparing to open their second brick & mortar – this one located at 1700 Sansom Street in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse neighborhood. The Cohens will be opening the doors to their new location on Friday, December 9th

The 600-square-foot space (formerly housed Sip-N-Glo Juicery and, more recently, Greens and Grains) will function exactly like the Fishtown location, operating as a takeout-only shop. The shop will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., or sellout.

The bagel shop will have drip coffee from Moonraker Coffee Roasters, grab-and-go items, various bagel sandwiches, loose bagels, schmears, spices, and more. All sandwiches will have the option to add a potato latke for $2. Bialys will be exclusively available at the Reading Terminal Market location, excluding unique collaborative pop-ups.

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