our STORY

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At Modern Bread and Bagel, brunch is not just for the weekend. Guests can now enjoy mouth-watering, fast casual brunches, minus the gluten.  House smoked salmon as well as a variety of unique cream cheeses and dips complement our kettle boiled Ancient Grain Bagels. Our all-day menu features creative brunch items including BYO and chef curated fresh bagel sandwiches, a variety of avocado toasts, breakfast grilled cheese, craft salads and hearty bowls.   

 

We do as much as we can in house, squeezing our own juice, blending our own teas and baking all bakery items on site daily. The bakery’s fresh bread offerings include vegan Focaccia, a dairy free Rustic Bread Loaf, and a vegan Seeded Multigrain that can be topped with smashed avo, organic scrambled eggs, homemade hummus, and more. Our baristas craft a variety of tea lattes and espresso drinks with coffee from Australian style Grumpy Roasters in Brooklyn. Our pastries are made on site and serve as the foundation for yummy dine-in dishes like our Coconut Challah French Toast with Coffee Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Coconut Custard.  

 

We are confident you will appreciate our commitment to artisan production methods and hope that you will visit soon to experience Modern Bread & Bagel!

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MEET Our Owner

ORLY

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the baker

Orly was driven to develop a gluten free baking product that didn't compromise on taste because of her food-centric husband living with celiac disease.  Originally from New Jersey and a graduate of NYU, Orly and her husband were living in Paris when Orly took an apprenticeship at Parisian pastry shop. The initial motivation was hoping to learn some of the classics so she could re-create them for her husband.... minus the gluten. But it was there she discovered her passion for baking, and Orly went on to receive her formal patisserie training from the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute in Sydney, Australia.  Orly pursued an independent study on gluten-free baking and worked closely with the school’s head pastry chef to figure out how different flour blends work for different products.  After several years of research, Orly was able to decipher how to create delicious tasting baked goods, breads, and pastries using ancient grains, rather than traditional flour.  Orly created a line of specialty gluten-free flour blends called Blends By Orly. Learn more about Blends By Orly on our page titled “Our Flour”.

 

After living and traveling all around the world, Orly has accumulated a tremendous amount of baking skills as well as knowledge of culinary delights from several different cities. The dishes on the Modern Bread & Bagel menu are inspired by some of her and her husband’s favorite foods from around the world—namely Sydney, Tel Aviv, and New York. They have put together a wonderful menu and can’t wait to share their unbelievably delicious creations with you. 

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