Written by: Steve Stover
Date: April 5, 2019

The pastrami sandwich with Swiss Cheese at Lox Bagel Shop in the Short North. Photo Steve Stover.

The pastrami sandwich with Swiss Cheese at Lox Bagel Shop in the Short North. Photo Steve Stover.

The Lox Bagel Shop opened to critics’ praise and great popularity in December in the former L’Antibes and Homefare space in the Short North.

Founder and owner Kevin Crowley, formerly a partner with Northstar Cafe, has created a delightfully updated version of a classic deli. The space is warm and inviting, with an open kitchen where you can see bagels baking the live-fire oven.

Chef and managing partner Silas Caeton has a stellar resume as opening chef at Veritas, plus stints at Rigsby’s, Salt and Pine, and most recently as executive chef at Cosecha Cosina. 

Silas showed me the open kitchen, where you can watch them make 500 to 800 artisan, handmade bagels per day. Everything is from scratch using heritage recipes, including house-cured lox and nova salmon, pastrami, and scoop salads, cheesecake and cookies.

We have visited Lox three times.  The bagels ($2.25) are outstanding. I am partial to the sea salt and herb, but you can get plain, sesame and everything.  Spreads start at $1. The Lox (a nice amount of cured salmon, cream cheese, capers, red onion and cucumber) is generous. ($12).

An egg sandwich at Lox Bagel Shop in the Short North. Photo: Steve Stover

An egg sandwich at Lox Bagel Shop in the Short North. Photo: Steve Stover

I have also enjoyed the warm, house-made pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese, mustard and onion ($10). Just a bagel and cream cheese is great, too.

The Lox Bagel Shop is a wonderful addition to the Columbus food scene.

Lox Bagel Shop
772 N High St Suite 106, Columbus, OH 43215, although it is located around the corner on East Warren Street.
614-824-4005
Lox Bagel Shop Facebook page

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.