The past couple of Saturday mornings, Downtown Cedar Rapids has been the place to be. The first two Downtown Farmers Markets of the year are officially in the books, and with 200 different vendors, it's no wonder they've been so popular!

While I was at the recent markets, I noticed a long line in front of a vendor called Schmears Bagels & Bakery. I had never heard of them before, so I decided to do a little research. As it turns out, Schmears is actually a brand new business that just debuted during the first downtown market on May 27th!

According to their Instagram page, Schmears Bagels & Bakery is a "new concept coming to the Cedar Rapids area, bringing the East Coast bagel experience right to you." The menu includes a variety of homemade bagels, which you can enjoy with lox, cream cheese, or as a breakfast sandwich. Two of my coworkers have already tried Schmears and have given it two thumbs up!

As of right now, Schmears is only available at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers Market, but that could change! The Instagram page says that the business is looking at look at brick and mortar spaces in the area and hopes to find a place by the fall. In the meantime, you can check out everything Schmears has to offer in booth 112 at the downtown markets. They are located in front of Cobble Hill and right next to the Dash Coffee Roasters booth. You can follow the shop on Instagram for the latest updates HERE.

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