I had the chance to get a preview of the bagels at Eltana yesterday. You will definitely want to check this place out. If you've tried Montreal bagels and have been missing them, this will certainly help fill a void. The bagels at Eltana are not meant to be exact copies of the Montreal bagel, but they really do capture the flavor and texture of the Montreal bagel. You can be sure Eltana will be your only true bagel shop in Seattle for a while. Give it a try for yourselves today during their soft open! They are fully open for business starting on Sunday.
Eltana is making bagels the right way - starting with great ingredients and a good bagel recipe. They mix up the dough and hand-rolling their bagels.
Once the bagels are ready they are boiled in water which has a few usual extras in it like honey.
The bagels are seeded with sesame seeds or poppy seeds at their seeding station.
Then it's off to the wood-fired gas oven.
The hot, fresh bagels are ready.
Bagels are at the heart of what Eltana does and they have chosen to really showcase that. All of it is within sight and their display is fantastic.