BLACKSBURG, Va. – Finding a bagel place can be a tough task in our area. Finding people who are willing to lend a helping hand right now is not. Luckily, we found both at Blacksburg Bagels. Peter Macedo has been at the helm since 2013, baking up fresh goods.
He talks about the early stages, saying, “It’s been something that we started out at the farmer’s market and then grew from there.”
They also bake for a bunch of popular spots in the New River Valley, including Radford Coffee Company, Eats and Annie K’s, Our Daily Bread in Blacksburg and Bull & Bones in Blacksburg.
Add deliveries and pick-up options to the mix, and the crew at double-b has a lot on their plate. They don’t use that as an excuse to skimp out. Macedo tells us that, “Everything we do is from scratch.”
This includes, “Sandwich breads, sourdoughs, burger buns, croissants, pitas, pizza dough, gluten free pizza dough, crackers.”
The croissants alone take four days to make!
As if that wasn’t enough, Macedo and the gang still find the time in their busy schedule to give back.
“We set up a program where people could actually contribute money and then we’d bake for food pantries.”