Founded on July 3, 1997, Hand Rolled Bagels has been serving New Hyde Park's best bagels for nineteen years.
In the first year, owners Nick and Jean enlisted the help of their spouses and parents for help setting the store up; our loyal customer base didn't exist yet.
In order to drum up more business in the opening months, Nick and Jean sent their father out to put flyers for FREE bagels on every door in New Hyde Park. No gimmicks, no purchase necessary-- the owners knew that once the locals tried their bagels, they would be hooked. The flyers worked, and some of those customers turned into our favorite "regulars" throughout the years.
Nick and Jean are siblings and are locals, growing up in Albertson, Nassau County. They have been in the food business for as long as both can remember. They owned a store in the mid 1980s in Rego Park, Queens for several years before selling it and moving their business to Long Island.
Their brother Mike is "the coffee guy"-- check out our Coffee page above for more info on that! Obviously, the family is very breakfast-oriented. They are proud to all work with one another and have attributed being family to the reason for their success.
If you're ever around, ask for Nick or Jean-- they love meeting "regulars" and chatting it up-- if they're not out for a delivery!