Pre-2020, Early to Rise was a pop-up that served family-style, 50-person brunches around a massive communal table. Now, because of, well, everything, they’ve pivoted to a weekend-only takeout operation out of their brick-and-mortar spot in Nob Hill - for which I am very grateful. I’ve had a lot of bagels recently, but Early to Rise makes one of the best I’ve had in SF. It’s well-seasoned and chewy, with a really solid crunch on the outside. You can pre-order a bagel kit with their wonderful house-made lox, or walk up to order a bagel sandwich. Either way, be sure to also snag a couple of made-to-order donuts with weekly-changing flavors, like earl grey and maple bacon with spiced apple filling.
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