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. We apply this philosophy wherever we can: we believe in building things 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 recipes to now move from deliveries to selling from our very own cafe/bakery in Horsforth, Slow Rise Bakery.

Items are available as takeaway and we can also make larger orders and cakes on request – get in contact with us via our contact form. We also stock bread from Leeds Bread Co-op on Thursday – Saturday and serve coffee from Third Wave Roasters throughout the week. We love what we do and make – and hope you enjoy our space and products too.