South Philly’s Secret Bagel Man Is Opening a Not-So-Secret Bagel Shop

Philip Korshak's insanely delicious bagels will finally have a permanent home.

Philip Korshak’s bagels | Photo by Will Figg

Ordering via Instagram DM is not the most efficient ordering system for acquiring bagels, but it’s currently the only way to get your hands on the chewy-centered, crispy-edged bagels made by Philip Korshak. Luckily for us, in a round-up of the city’s new scene of newbie bagel-makers, the Inquirer shared that Korshak has signed a lease for a brick-and-mortar location at the corner of 10th and Morris Streets in South Philly, across the street from East Passyunk’s long-standing Italian pasticceria, Varallo Brothers Bakery.

Korshak told us he’ll serve bagels – duh – and schmears, as well as bagel sandwiches “because bacon egg and cheese.” He also said he’ll do some in-store fermentation, have a record player close to the oven, plus “book drives, dance parties and fighting the power.”

He’s aiming for a summer 2020 opening. Until then, he’s still one of the best Philly food experiences out there. Find him here.