A NEW grab-and-go bagel store is set to open in Braintree this week.

Bagel Baby opens its doors at Braintree Village on Monday, bringing a brand-new food experience to visitors of the outlet shopping village.

Brought to the centre from creators of Roo’s Craft Coffee - a popular grab-and-go option already based at Braintree Village - Bagel Baby offers a range of deli bagels all made to order using fresh ingredients.

It offers options for breakfast and lunch, and also has gluten-free options.

Josef O’Sullivan, Centre Manger at Braintree Village said: "Grab and go food is such a great option when you’re busy hitting the shops, and we’re so excited to welcome Bagel Baby to the centre and offer our guests another light, healthy and tasty lunch option.

"We’re delighted to be continuing to support local businesses and entrepreneurship in our food and drink offer and know our visitors will be too."

Bagel Baby is the latest brainchild from Essex-based food company Roo’s Coffee.

The firm aims to bring ethically driven café options to customers across the county.

After opening at Colchester Train station, they expanded to their second location in Braintree Village, which proved so popular the team have now started their new venture, Bagel Baby, which is exclusively available at the outlet village.

Ali, Founder of Roo’s Coffee and Bagel Baby, said: “We’ve been serving customers at Braintree Village since late 2018 and have had a great response from across the community.

"We knew this was the perfect place to introduce Bagel Baby to Essex and hope to welcome lots of you down to try our tasty bagels very soon. This is good food, fast."

Bagel Baby will be open Monday – Sunday from 10am-6pm.