Our Story

We’ve been making bagels since 2014, when we happened upon assisting the formidable Fine Bagels whilst living out in Berlin. After packing up and heading back to glorious Yorkshire in 2015, we started up Slow Rise Bagels, bringing authentic, hand-made bagels to the area.

We believe that good things take time and should never ever be rushed. Slow Rise is the way our bagels are made – risen cold and over a long period of time so that they have a full flavour and a characteristic chew to them. But Slow Rise is also our way of doing things. We are an independent business that believes in building sustainably and never compromising for the sake of a few saved minutes.

We’ve spent the last few years sourcing the best ingredients and perfecting our batches to make what we think are the very best bagels you’ll find in Leeds, Wakefield and around West Yorkshire. Whether they are filled for your lunch or ready to pop in your toaster at home, we hope you enjoy them.