Looking for a new spot to grab a bite downtown Grand Rapids? Bagel sandwiches are my favorite, so I'm excited for this: A new bagel shop and deli is is now open downtown Grand Rapids!

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Brooklyn Bodega is near the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Fulton St. downtown Grand Rapids, at 10 Jefferson Ave SE.

The owners encourage customers to "come get a taste of Brooklyn" at the new spot.

Their menu includes bagels with a variety of cream cheese, pancakes, French toast, bagel sandwiches, Boar's Head meats and cheeses, deli sandwiches, subs, coffee, quick bites like fries and chicken tenders, deli salads like chicken and tuna salad, and the option to build your own salad.


According to Wood TV 8, Malika Jefferson has teamed up with her husband on the concept, inspired by his childhood experiences in Brooklyn, New York.

They began leasing the building in October, and after renovating the space once occupied by Mannie's Pizza, Brooklyn Bodegai is now open for business.

Their hours are Monday through Thursday 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9a.m. to 6p.m.

Reviews have been super positive so far, all five stars!

Sarah E. says,

A new favorite lunch spot! Quality ingredients at a great price, this is exactly the type of place GR was missing!

Katie B. says,

Great food, great quality and the manager took his time to explain their style and craft. Highly recommend!

Richmond C. says,

My experience here was amazing! The customer service was excellent! The food was great and everything tasted fresh! The prices are extremely good as well! I’m definitely going to be frequenting this place a lot!!

Another bagel shop recently opened downtown Grand Rapids, and over the summer one in East Grand Rapids. Where's your favorite spot to get bagels in town?

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