It all began with a “retirement” dream to one day bring the steam bagel sandwich to Columbus, Ohio. As a student at Miami University (Ohio), Nate was a regular at the ‘Bagel and Deli’ where he enjoyed the steaming concept and all it had to offer, from the creative options to the joy of the first bite.
After graduating, a frou-year separation ensured between Nate and the unforgettable steamed bagel sandwiches. With the support of his family and friends, and the need to satisfy a craving, it was time to make his retirement dream come a reality.
With experience in a business setting, a few resources with strong food and culinary knowledge were in need. Nate met the right people at the right time. He met a local and successful mentor/restaurateur who guided him, a lovely girlfriend, Cali, whose family has experience running a successful kitchen, and a close-friend, Matt, who has managed bars/kitchens for 10+ years. Lastly, Nate and Juan met, because their moms are longtime friends (who would have thought!).
Nate, Matt, and Juan realized that their dreams and educational backgrounds aligned and complimented each other seamlessly. In the summer of 2017, the team sold steamed bagels as a pop-up shop at Platform Beer Co. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the support was humbling. Thus, Nate’s Steamed Bagels was born!
Later in August of 2018, as a team, they invested in their very own food truck!
Don’t forget to try a Cali Club and a What’s up 1 (Juan)!