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Boichik Bagels set to open new location this summer

Uploaded: Jan 25, 2023

The location of the new Boichik Bagels restaurant planned to open in summer 2023. (Photo courtesy Emily Winston.) 

By Kate Bradshaw

A new location of Boichik Bagels is set to open in Santa Clara this summer, says owner Emily Winston.

The move, she says, was driven by South Bay demand and a desire to offer corporate catering options.

"We've got a lot of fans in San José who have been clamoring for something closer than Palo Alto," Winston says.

The dough will come from the bagel shop's plant in West Berkeley, slated to open by the end of next month. The plan is to prep the dough and cream cheeses there and then transport it to the various bagel shop locations to boil and bake the bagels fresh every morning in the stores.

Once the plant is up and running, the pastry program will return, offering items like black and white cookies and rugelach.

The project has faced plenty of delays, but it's getting close, Winston says. "Construction is its own circle of hell. …but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Once the plant is completed, it will enable Boichik Bagels to reach more and more people, she says, particularly when it comes to feeding workers at nearby campuses.

"If Google wants to order 5,000 bagels every Tuesday, we'll be able to do it here," she says.

One benefit of the Santa Clara location, she adds, is that it's going to offer outdoor seating and space for outdoor activities. Nestled in the Mission Park Marketplace development, the bagel shop she’s planning will offer table games like chess for Santa Clara customers and space for them to eat outside. The bagel shop will join other businesses there including Starbucks, Mendocino Farms, The Habit, Teriyaki Madness and Orangetheory.

"You'll be able to get a bagel, coffee, and a black and white cookie, hang out in the sunshine and play a game of chess – it's my mini trip to New York vision," Winston says.

As of now, the draft designs for the new shop are almost ready, and then they need to be approved by the city of Santa Clara. After that, it should take a couple of months to complete construction, she says.

Boichik Bagels, 2050 Wyatt Drive, Santa Clara; Instagram: @boichikbagels.
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Posted by Roberta Jensen, a resident of Woodside,
on Jan 26, 2023 at 7:22 am

Roberta Jensen is a registered user.

> If Google wants to order 5,000 bagels every Tuesday, we'll be able to do it here,"

^ For a company that recently laid-off 12,000 employees of its employees that's a lot of bagels.




Posted by palo altan, a resident of Midtown,
on Jan 26, 2023 at 10:30 am

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@Roberta Jensen

With all due respect, I don't understand your comment. Google may have laid off 12,000 employees, but they certainly have more than 50,000, if not 100,000 employees still at work. 5,000 bagels is nothing. I've consumed more than one bagel on more than one occasion myself.


Posted by palo altan, a resident of Midtown,
on Jan 26, 2023 at 10:30 am

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@Roberta Jensen

With all due respect, I don't understand your comment. Google may have laid off 12,000 employees, but they certainly have more than 50,000, if not 100,000 employees still at work. 5,000 bagels is nothing. I've consumed more than one bagel on more than one occasion myself.


Posted by Gerald Hennessey, a resident of Barron Park,
on Jan 26, 2023 at 10:57 am

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If there are 100,000 Google employees remaining in Mountain View, then 5,000 bagels will only accommodate 5% of them.

Since bagels cost about $2.00 each, spending $10K on bagels every Tuesday is a bit exorbitant & extravagant.

If Google really wants to start increasing its dividends, a good start would be to get rid of the bagels and those multi-colored (aka stolen) bikes scattered all over MV.


Posted by Jason, a resident of Monta Loma,
on Jan 27, 2023 at 12:17 pm

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Mountain View has 26,900 employees at Google according to the city's 2022 report. Sunnyvale has 13,600. There's more scattered around but also a large number outside of the Bay Area.

In any case, I think Google generally makes it food in-house except for catering for special events.


Posted by Marcy Loughlin, a resident of Mountain View,
on Jan 27, 2023 at 3:46 pm

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Maybe Google is planning to give away 5,000 bagels every Tuesday to the homeless population in Mountain View.

A convenient tax write-off and humanitarian gesture in addition to providing sales revenue for Boichik Bagels...a win-win for all parties involved.


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