At Bagelheads, we have a rule: if we would not serve it to you in our home, we will not serve it to you in our restaurant. Our bagels are made from scratch with no added oils, fats, or preservatives. We use 100% red hard spring wheat flour. This is a high-protein, enriched flour that is NEVER bleached and NEVER bromated. Bleach is a common additive that is used to lighten darker flour. Bromate is used to give low quality flour extra rise.
At the end of each day, much of our leftover bagels are donated to local food banks and other various charities.