kettleman's bagel co.Are you thinking of visiting Ottawa this March? As spring approaches, the city of Ottawa is full of excitement. There are plenty of things to do this coming month, and there’s no limit to the amount of fun you can have. Let’s take a look at what’s in store. Read more

karnatzelWarm potato, flavored to perfection, wrapped up in baked doughy goodness. If you aren’t sure what’s being described here, you’ve been missing out.

Knishes, one of the most deeply satisfying and popularly craved Yiddish snacks known to man. For here or to go, whichever you choose, the knish and you will be love at first bite. Read more

Yes, we’re a little obsessive about food around here, and very unapologetically so, I might add. Not only do we love the taste and sheer satisfaction of the food and specialty items we offer at Kettleman’s; we also like to know the history behind every bite. Somehow the story behind the taste makes it so much better. I know I’m not alone in my thought processes. After all, there’s a whole genre of food lovingly labeled as ‘comfort food.’ With it comes mental images of home, family gatherings, and even the bowl of chicken and dumplings mom would bring when you were feeling under the weather.

As I sat down this morning to a bagel with schmear, smoked salmon, capers, and onions, though, I couldn’t help but realize that schmears, just like comfort food, has a rich history. Read more

breakfaast bagelI love breakfast.

I don’t just like it. I love it, and there’s nothing quite like Kettleman’s Bagel Co. around breakfast time. Those fresh, Montreal style bagels, just out of our wood burning oven and topped off with a schmear. You’ve got the makings of a very good day right there. Breakfast is something most of us just take for granted, but did you know it didn’t always exist? A horrific thought, right? I know, but it’s actually true. Read more