Blocks Bagels is a Columbus institution, serving New York style bagels since 1967.
Hal and Audrey Block, native New Yorker's moved to Columbus in the 60's to raise their family. After discovering there were no decent bagels in Columbus they decided to open a small bagel shop on the East side of Columbus. The menu was simple, 5 or 6 varieties of bagels, boiled then baked, served fresh around the clock.
Blocks has since grown to a full service Jewish deli, offering deli sandwiches, soups, salads, and baked goods, as well as 26 varieties of bagels and 13 types of schemers (cream cheese).
The newest Blocks location is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Jeremy Fox and his father Ron. The Fox’s grew up with the Block family and aim to help ensure Block’s thrives for another 50 years.
Jeremy started in the bagel business by selling bagel sandwiches on a food cart downtown Columbus, he’s since added a food truck as well as locations inside the Horse Shoe and the Schottenstien Center for Ohio State football and basketball games. The new Block’s location is his first brick and mortar restaurant.