Meet the Women Behind Manchester's NEW Bagel & Flower Delivery Service

Introducing Bread Flower, the bagel and flower delivery service making everyone's Sunday a lot more wholesome.

By Alex Watson | Last updated 23 March 2021

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There’s something about Sunday’s that deserve a delivery of freshly picked flowers and freshly baked bagels, it’s just about as wholesome as it gets.

Growing up in a Jewish family, Maya – one half of Bread Flower – explains that bagels and Sundays were a regular pairing throughout her childhood. The added luxury of a freshly picked bunch of flowers, ready for a brand new week is the ultimate treat yo’self. Something we all definitely need right now.

Bread Flower launched last week, completely selling out within just 40 minutes, something baker Maya and florist, Scarlett had no idea would happen.

Manchester’s newest – and possibly only – bagel and flower Sunday delivery service, offers bundles of six different bagels, served with two sides and a hand-tide bouquet delivered just in time for yet another Monday.

The bagel bundles come with a variety of toppings on six sourdough bagels including plain, sesame, poppy and ‘everything’ seasoning which features exactly what you’d expect – sesame, poppy, dried garlic and onion.

Each bundle also comes with a choice of two sides – homemade flavoured schmears or creamy vegan hummus.

Schmear, the Yiddish word for ‘to spread’ is essentially cream cheese, taking inspiration from the classic New York bagel shops.

Bread Flower’s handmade schmears come whipped and in a variety of delicious flavour combinations like Lemon and Parsley, Beetroot and Walnut, Harissa and Smoked Paprika or Olive Oil and Roasted Garlic.

More flavour combinations are in the pipeline, including plenty of recommendations from their new followers as well as a few requests for a vegan version.

The flowers come hand-tied by Scarlett who’s floristry career began in London. After dipping her toe in a career away from a desk and a 9-5 schedule, Scarlett’s Saturday morning volunteering at her local florists quickly turned into an exciting flower-based future.

Fast forward to lockdown, and Maya – after taking redundancy from her job – honed her baking skills and mastered the art of the ultimate sourdough bagel.

The duo – who go way back – meet over wine to come up with exciting new flavour combinations.

The future looks just as impressive with collaborations with other independent businesses and even partnerships with events across the city all on the cards. Ideas are bubbling away and the dream to have a space that Bread Flower can call home one day is very much lighting the way.

Next weekend’s waiting list is already full but pre-orders for April are in full swing.

Delivery is available to postcodes: M1-M4, M14-M16, M19-M22, M32-M33, M41 and M50 or you can collect from Stutter and Twitch in Altrincham.

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