Medford is booming. Among the upcoming anticipated openings is a casual bagel shop, Goldilox Bagels, that has been in the works at the former Stone & Skillet English muffin production space at 186 Winthrop St. for a little over a year. Wife-and-husband ownership duo Lindsey Gaudet and Ed Thill, Medford residents for over a decade, have already built up a following for their bagels through a series of local pop-ups, and they’re finally ready to open the storefront tomorrow.
Quantities, hours, and the menu will have a few limitations to start, but the doors will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 13 — look for the bright yellow awning and bold signage — with bagels, spreads, bagel sandwiches, cookies, Speedwell coffee (from Plymouth), Boston Chai Party chai, and a few other beverage options. A month or so down the line, Goldilox plans to add pizza bagels and catering services.
Bagel varieties include rosemary and salt (which has become somewhat of a signature item over the course of Goldilox’s pop-up events), everything, cinnamon raisin, and more, and there’s even a gluten-free plain bagel option that Goldilox is bringing in from Woburn-based Something Sweet Without Wheat. Aside from the gluten-free bagels, all bagels are made in-house. Fun fact: Goldilox’s bagel dividing and forming apparatus is refurbished machinery from New York institution Russ & Daughters, a century-old Jewish appetizing shop.
Goldilox’s spreads include a variety of cream cheeses (including a vegan option), hummus, peanut butter, “bear butter” (honey, cayenne, and cinnamon), and more, and there are a few pre-set sandwich options, such as the Graceland, with peanut butter, bacon, Nutella, and banana.
The cozy little shop has several tables as well as some counter seating along the front window, with total space for about 10 or 15 people to stay and eat.
“To be able to bring food and drink to our neighbors is kind of the best thing ever,” Gaudet previously told Eater. “We hope to be the place your kids beg to go to on Saturday mornings, and where you don’t mind the line because you ran into someone you know and can catch up for a few. We are so excited for Goldilox to become a warm little corner spot in our neighborhood.”
Although the shop opens at 8 a.m. tomorrow, it’ll typically be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. Keep an eye on Goldilox’s Instagram account for any updates.
• Goldilox Bagels Coverage on Eater [EBOS]