Kismet Bagels and Kalaya have teamed up for a second time, featuring Thai-inspired bagels, schmear, and open-face sandwiches in a collaboration which place on Saturday, November 6th beginning at 10 a.m. at Kalaya Thai Market located at 922 S. 9th Street in the Italian Market neighborhood.
The collab, which goes until 2 p.m. or sellout, includes bagels from Jacob and Alexandra Cohen of Kismet Bagels, as well as schmear by pastry chef Erica Pais, and toppings from ChefXJeff of Kalaya Thai Market, owed by Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon. Pre-orders launch Tuesday, November 2nd at http://kismetbagels.com. Very limited walk-up orders will also be available.
The collaborative menu includes the following sandwiches: Crab Rangoon –curry bagel, crab Rangoon schmear, crispy wontons, lump crab meat, and dill roe ($13); Gaeng Kee Wong Gai (green curry chicken salad) – basil bagel with long hots, fried basil, crispy shallots, lime leaf, and micro cilantro ($10); Khai Jiao Egg Sammie – sesame curry bagel, scrambled egg, chili jam, crispy shallots, long hots, and cilantro ($9); and Thai Tea Sammie – boba, sweet and condensed milk icing on a plain bagel ($6).
“We had such a blast working with Nok and Jeff and the whole team at Kalaya last time around, and we knew we had to run this collaboration again,” said Alexandra. “It was so incredibly successful the first time, and Erica and Jeff really elevated everything that’s going into these sandwiches to make them even better now. Working on collaborations in Philly is one of our favorite parts of running our business, as we get to team up with some incredibly talented people who are a blast to work with, while also feeding Philly food that we love.”
“Jacob, Alexandra, and Erica are so much fun to work with,” said Jeff. “We’ve been discussing work together again since we did this back in April, and I’m excited at the opportunity to showcase our newest creations that we all worked on together.”