Possibly as soon as Friday, noted new SF bagel purveyor Daily Driver will be opening a pop-up bagel stand in the Ferry Building that it hopes to make permanent.
As co-owner David Kreitz tells the Chronicle, "It’s a pull-down-butcher-paper, write-the-menu, quick-turnaround, serve-the-commuters sort of situation." And they're trying to get it open very quickly. The place will feature Daily Driver's well-reviewed Montreal/New York-style bagels, as well as cream cheese, cultured butter, and a few extras like tomato, capers, and onion. There will also be Red Bay Coffee and Daily Driver's fresh pretzels.
The stand plans to be open at 6 a.m., seven days a week, and closing times may vary. Kreitz says the pop-up deal will be for at least a year, but there's a plan to lease space at the Ferry Building permanently. Also, he hints, expansion plans are afoot elsewhere as well.
Daily Driver just debuted in Dogpatch in June, and so for everyone who hasn't made it over there, this will be a more central and convenient way to try Kreitz's bagels. The business is co-owned by his wife, cheesemaker Hadley Kreitz, and Tamara Hicks and David Jablons of Marin County's Tomales Farmstead Creamery and Toluma Farms. And very quickly they have risen to the top of many people's lists of the best bagels in the Bay Area — a category in which there's been some actual competition in just the last few years, for the first time ever.
And JFYI, their bagels are now available for delivery on DoorDash.
Look for Daily Driver's stand to debut in the Ferry Building on Friday, or by next week.