MONCTON — A new foods truck in Moncton hopes to charm to the breakfast group whilst advertising female empowerment with its bagel-dependent sandwiches.

The Bagel Babe is a desire come genuine for operator Brooke Chalmers. She produced a appreciate for cooking at a young age, which led to an 8-calendar year occupation in the cafe sector, but the concept for a bagel food truck started around 6 months back.

“I started creating handmade bagels as a side enterprise and it form of took off,” reported Chalmers. “So we experienced to make a selection whether or not we needed to check out and open a storefront … but for the reason that of the benefit, especially with Covid, we resolved to go the foods truck route.”

Chalmers observed a massive demand from customers from selling the bagels on Facebook Marketplace. With that in thoughts, she and her husband identified an empty trailer and expended the previous four months renovating it into a whole-performing food stuff truck, in addition to coming up with a menu and company system.

Graphic: The Bagel Babe Fb

As opposed to other food stuff vans, Chalmers sets herself apart for the reason that no person else completely presents breakfast. She stated there is nowhere in Moncton to obtain homemade bagels in addition to chains like the Good Canadian Bagel.

“I understood that hole in the sector when I began doing it as a facet small business,” reported Chalmers. “There’s not truly anyplace if you’re searching to halt in the early morning for breakfast sandwiches or bagels — there’s truly only like Tim Hortons and Starbucks, so there aren’t several possibilities.”

The Bagel Babe hopes to enchantment to all foodies, together with vegan, vegetarian, gluten and dairy-free selections. Additionally, Chalmers also would like to boost feminine entrepreneurship with the trailer’s identify and its menu, featuring alternatives like “Queen Cheeses,” “Foxy Loxy” and “Green Goddess.”

“I seriously just wanted to type of show a female in the food items truck industry, in particular since it’s really male-dominated, so I actually desired to showcase that,” claimed Chalmers. “I’m also likely with a retro concept back again to ‘Rosie the Riveter’ to clearly show ladies can do nearly anything they want to.”

The Bagel Babe operator Brooke Chalmers. Picture: Submitted

All round, Chambers is searching ahead to sharing her creations with bagel enthusiasts all over Moncton. The Bagel Babe opened on June 28 and parks at Heritage Courtroom on Mondays and Fridays and the Industrial Park on Edinburgh Drive on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

She also parks at the Pump Household Fill Station on Mill Street from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and is in the course of action of obtaining a location in Riverview for Sundays.

“I’m just seriously excited to feed people today. I’ve constantly liked acquiring persons in excess of for major dinners and almost everything, and it’s often been a enthusiasm of mine,” claimed Chalmers. “It’s some thing I have often dreamed of and this is a dream occur correct for me, so I’m really thrilled.”

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Aaron Sousa is a summertime intern for Huddle. Deliver him tale ideas: [email protected].