Black Seed, the wood-fired bagel spot with locations in the East Village, Nolita, and Battery Park City, just expanded its footprint to the Ace Hotel. A painfully hip bagel company in a painfully hip hotel? Sounds about right!
The new NoMad outpost takes over the former No. 7 Sub space on the Broadway side of the hotel, and bears a resemblance to Black Seed’s other stores. As does the menu. You’ll find the same itty, bitty bagels– made by boiling dough and then wood-firing it– topped with salmon cold-smoked by Greenpoint’s own Acme, among a variety of other options. Naturally, the coffee is from Stumptown, over on the hotel’s 29th Street side.
New at Black Seed’s locations this month is a limited-time collaboration with the guys from Frankies Spuntino Group, The Franks Bagel, featuring housemade mortadella, a fried egg, and sweet and spicy mustard butter on a pretzel bagel. Definitely fancier than your usual egg-and-cheese off the cart, though at $12.75 it’s also a smidge more expensive.
If you do decide to make this your new breakfast ritual, Black Seed at the Ace Hotel is open daily from 7am to 5pm at 1188 Broadway.