Aug 5, 2022 - News

Call Your Mother is bringing its bagels to Denver with two locations

Sesame bagels in the wood-fired oven at Call Your Mother Deli photographed in Washington, D.C. Photo: Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Call Your Mother Deli — a popular bagel shop started in Washington, D.C., that's drawn visits from the president himself — is on its way to Denver.

Details: The beloved bagelry, which has rapidly expanded in recent years after its 2018 debut, announced plans to open two locations in the Mile High City as soon as next spring, the Washingtonian reports.

  • One shop will be nestled in Capitol Hill, the other on Tennyson Street. Both will boast bright, Instagram-w​​orthy colors — a CYM signature.
  • In addition to serving its staples, like the Royal Palm with smoked salmon and capers, the chain plans to offer a few fresh items, too, in partnership with local restaurants. (Details remain under wraps for now.)

What they're saying: CYM owners Andrew Dana and Daniela Moreira scouted cities across the country before falling in love with Colorado, where Dana's goddaughter lives.

  • "It felt like home. We love the architecture. We love the neighborhoods. It has these great different pockets. It feels a lot like D.C.," Dana told the Washingtonian. "We had that a-ha moment, that warm, fuzzy feeling in the belly."

🥯 My thought bubble: My fiancé and I used to live a few blocks from the OG location in DC — and I can confirm these bagels are bomb.

But, but, but: Their lines can get wildly long.

  • Pro tip: Assuming the fandom is contagious in Colorado, go early on a weekday morning to avoid the crowds (Thursdays and Fridays can be busy), grab a tub of their homemade schmear and order a dozen bagels to store in your freezer.

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