Our Story


HBC is a family-owned bagel shop founded in January 2017. HBC is known for its handcrafted, “baked fresh daily” bagels made in Homewood, Alabama.  HBC owners Joe and Ginny are raising their four kids in Homewood, and while they couldn't imagine living anywhere else, weekends often found them venturing to surrounding areas in search of a good bagel.

One such morning, they thought to themselves, "Why doesn't Homewood have a bagel shop?" And the idea for HBC was born. After nearly a year of testing recipes, doing tons of market research, and baking hundreds of batches of bagels, they've landed on the perfect bagel  – soft and chewy on the inside, with a crunchy, blistered outside crust. 

Joe and Ginny started with pop-ups at local Homewood businesses and delivery,and were overwhelmed by the success of their bagels in the Homewood community and surrounding areas! Catering orders, delivery, and special events left them sold out week after week. After receiving so much community love, support, and encouragement, they decided it was time to officially open a brick and mortar store in Homewood, AL.

“The Shop”, as Joe and Ginny like to call it, offers a warm and cozy environment where EVERYONE is welcome. They invite you to come in, grab a warm cup of coffee and a fresh bagel sandwich or bagel + spread and make yourself at home.

Follow HBC on Facebook and Instagram for store updates, seasonal specials, giveaways, and pictures of bagels that will make your mouth water!

All bagels are not created equal. HBC loves Homewood, and we are so thankful Homewood loves HBC handcrafted bagels & cream cheese as much as we do!