Cousins Kenny & Omar have opened up a Bagel & Deli across the street from Borough Hall which will bring bagels of all varieties, muffins, sandwiches, coffee, and fruit smoothies to Roselle Park.
Open seven days a week, Hot Bagels & Deli from from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and have hours from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the weekends. In addition to bagels and sandwiches, the cousins have a juice bar, make salads, and even cater. One of their specialties is their Bagel Wheel which can be made to fit any number of servings. Omar says, “It can be made as big as you want, just give us a call s day or two in advance, depending on the size, so we can make it with all the fixings.”
Additionally, their selection of bagels will go beyond the regular choices of plain, sesame, poppy, onion, garlic, cinnamon raisin, and wheat.
“We’re going to make seasonal bagels like green St. Patrick’s Day bagels, Easter Egg bagels, chocolate chip bagels, jalapeno bagels, just to name a few,” Kenny remarked as he worked to prepare the juice bar for the day.
The one thing that customers have noticed is the size of the bagels. Kenny states, “That’s a real bagel. Most other places just give you mini bagels and pass them off as the real thing. We want people to know what a real bagel is.”
Currently, their bagels are delivered fresh from their south Jersey location every morning due to the fact that they are working with the town for permits to allow the bagels to be made on the premises. Omar says, “Everything’s made fresh, the same day, and driven up here for now.”
Hot Bagels & Deli offers free delivery to help with the parking issue which is also being worked on with the town to allow 15-minute parking in front of the shop. The cousins have a long-term outlook for their business in Roselle Park. Kenny commented, “We want to get involved with the community and sponsor events.”
There is an eat-in area for customers to sit and enjoy breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Credit cards are accepted. Customers can also call in orders at (908) 24-0909 and even fax them in at (908) 241-1007.