What's in a name?
We love the power of the word rise and all its natural associations. Wheat must rise from the Earth; Dough must rise with yeast; Bagels must rise when boiled; The sun must rise; People must rise from their slumber; Together, we must rise to the occasion.
Are your bagels 0rganic?
Yes! As are many of our other products and ingredients.
Where do you source your ingredients?
We source our ingredients from a variety of purveyors, some of which are local. This includes: Bootstrap Coffee (St. Paul); Ferndale Farms (Cannon Falls); Hidden Stream Farm (Elgin); Larry Schultz Organic Farm (Owatonna); Organic Valley (Wisconsin); Peterson Craftsman Meats (Wisconsin); Rochdale Farms (Wisconsin); Rishi Tea (Milwaukee); Uptown 43 (Minneapolis).
Do you offer vegan/vegetarian/dairy-free options?
Our bagels are naturally vegan. We also offer vegan cream cheese, butter, peanut butter and breakfast sausage.
What's the best way to keep your bagels fresh?
Bagels not eaten on the day they are purchased should be frozen immediately in a freezer-safe bag. We recommend pre-slicing beforehand. Frozen bagel halves can go straight into the toaster. Alternatively, you can reheat whole frozen bagels by placing them in a cold oven and preheating to 350F. Once the oven reaches 350F, your bagels should be ready to eat or to be sliced and toasted.
What's the story behind your old cash register?
The bronze 1913 National Cash Register has been in our family since the 1930s. It was first a fixture at Schutte Grocery Store on the Iron Range in Keewatin, Minnesota, which was run by our grandfather, Ernest Schutte. It was later used in his Keewatin pub, the Vene Qua, and our grandmother Josie's children's clothing store, Josie's Kiddie Shop.