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Kismet Bagels

Kismet Bagels was founded by accident.

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jacob and Alexandra Cohen’s jobs in sales and entertainment were put on hold, and the couple weren’t sure what to do with their suddenly empty schedules. To pass the time and find a sense of comfort amidst uncertainty, they began baking bread each morning.

Soon they had their first craving for bagels, and decided to try their hands at making them themselves. The first batch came out of the oven perfectly. Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. After making some batches and dropping them off in their families mailbox (pandemic times), Alexandra had the urge to use their new passion to raise funds for local charities. They began selling bagels to their neighbors and donating the proceeds to Project Home, a local organization helping the homeless in Philadelphia.

Four years later, they now have FOUR bagel shops, host dozens of bagel classes a year, attend over 8 markets a week and now making bagels is their full time gig. They make bagels with high quality ingredients, bagels covered in seeds and are truly made with love.

The two met as kids and now have been married for 5 years and now run this business as a family. As the name says, it was meant to be!

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