The Bagelshop Blog

The Ottawa Bagelshop Goes Back to Its’ Roots!

POSTED BY Kristin Perrin ON May 4, 2019

It’s hard to believe the Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli turns 35 this year! In honour of this, we’re updating our space, and we’ve never been more excited to share the upcoming changes with our bagel-fans! 

What’s in store? Well, you can expect a more modern look and feel to our establishment: featuring new furniture, decor, floor plans, awnings and entrance…..just wait, you’ll see! 😉

Renovations will commence May 13th and go until August. Are we closing during this time? ABSOLUTELY NOT!  We will be open and operational all throughout with the exception of May 20-22.  On May 23rd we will re-open in our temporary Bagelshop-Up in our restaurant space, 1319 Wellington St West.  Keep your eyes out for a new entrance!

We’re going back to our roots by reformatting to our original size when we first opened the doors back in 1984. Our founder Vincenzo Piazza shares a few memories and words on this transition: “I am very proud to say we have been a staple of this community for 35 years. We are so grateful for our customers who continue to support us, sharing their smiles with us 7 days a week. We cherish our neighbourhood!” -Vince


We thank you for your patience and continued support, Ottawa! 

Stay tuned on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels (@ottawabagelshop) to see the changes as they happen, we’re happy to share the transition with you! 

As mentioned, in the interim, we will be featuring a temporary “Bagelshop-Up” in our restaurant space. The ShopUp will offer fresh hot bagels all-day long, our usual tasty deli selections, plus our signature bagelsubs and breakfasts to eat in or take out.

Need some catering too? We’ve got you covered! We will have catering options available upon request for your business or at-home party needs. Please call ahead to book your order 613-722-8753.

Here’s what you can expect following our transformation:

Things that will stay the same:

  • Bagels!  Always made fresh throughout the day in our wood-burning oven, same recipe, same bakers.
  • Restaurant – We’ll continue to serve our Bagelsubs and breakfasts to eat-in or take-out.
  • Deli – We will offer your favourite deli meats, cheeses, and specialty food products.
  • Catering – We will happily provide generous pretty platters for your next event, just call us!
  • Friendly, welcoming service. We love our community and our customers!

Some things that will be changing:

  • Our entrance and facade: new modern red awnings.  
  • Our door is shifting a little to the west!
  • A Temporary “Bagelshop Up” within the building in the interim; offering the following usual daily selections for Bagels to go, Deli, Restaurant, Catering options.
  • Our interior will be updated with new floors, ceilings, shelves and more!  We promise comfy seating; no more wobbly tables!


What won’t change? Our famous Montreal-Style bagels made with Ottawa heart, of course! We will maintain our daily selections before, during, and post renos, to bring you the finest quality ingredients, and our promise of wholesome food-from our family to yours!

If you have ANY questions during the transitions, please do not hesitate to call us and ask at 613-722-8753.