Courage Bagels


Virgil Village


Get directions | 777 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029


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Gather ’round, boys and girls, because Courage Bagels is teaching a MasterClass¬Æ in opening a restaurant in Los Angeles. First off, the menu: As you approach their unassuming storefront in Virgil Village, you’ll immediately notice that their menus are translated in both English and Spanish – which is especially important, considering their location in a historically Central American neighborhood with a large Latinx population. Second, the bagels: They’re Montreal-style – slightly smaller, thinner, and sweeter than the New York-style bagels found at places like Maury’s, Brooklyn Bagels, and Hank’s. Toppings include thick, hand-sliced smoked salmon paired with cream cheese, cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, dill, pepper, and drizzles of olive oil – which makes for a thoroughly well-seasoned bagel you might not be used to. The pan dulce on the menu is quite good as well, including pastries like the traditional and sweet concha, or slightly tart empanadas de pina. Oh, and they also have some of the best merch in town. Like we said earlier, MasterClass¬Æ.


(323) 828 – 9963