New York. You gave us thin-crust pie, giant pretzels, pastrami sandwiches, and those delightful rolls with holes: bagels.
Thanks to Daniel Littlepage and Matthew Forsdike, Sydneysiders can get a taste of NYC without crossing the International Date Line. Brooklyn Hide is the name of their bagel bar, and it’s serving up more than just cream cheese with these house-boiled treats.
Located next door to Bodega on Surry Hills’ gourmet Commonwealth Street stretch, the Hide is open for breakfast and lunch, with a menu reminiscent of a NYC metro map. Navigating its way from Hell’s Kitchen, (avocado, prosciutto, feta, roquette salad & fresh lime) through Chinatown (omelet, blue swimmer crab remoulade, fresh herbs, chilli, crispy garlic & XO sauce) to TriBeCa (triple smoked ham, cranberry jam, spiced labna) and then to the aptly named Meat Packer, there’s even a take on the famous NYC Reuben. Vegetarians can order the Greenwich – a tasty selection of roasted vegies, tomato relish and avo.
With a strong penchant for local ingredients (the alpaca ham comes from Berry, the in-house cured Bresaola from Gerringong), chef Matt is passionate about organic and ethically sourced produce. Both owners have spent considerable time in the Big Apple, inspired by the unique boroughs of the city. We recommend trying the gumbo chicken filled ‘Harlem’, informed by the soul food of the region.
Tea comes by way of Tea Craft, and a bold, full-bodied brew accompanies your bagel, courtesy of boutique coffee roasters The Little Marionette.
Get thee to Brooklyn Hide for a little slice of NYC today.
Brooklyn Hide is located at 226 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills NSW
Open 7am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday