History of the Long Island Bagel Cafe

Long Island Bagel Cafe History
In 1986 our founders entered the bagel business through hard work and dedication to years of training under previous “bagelteers”. Our founders opened there first bagel store in Oceanside New York formally known as Oceanside’s Original 24 Hour Bagel. This store was the first in what has now become the Long Island Bagel Café Organization. After Oceanside came Bellmore Bagel Café, Long Beach bagel cafe, Glen Cove bagel cafe, Nesconset bagel café, Merrick bagel cafe and coming soon Howard Beach bagel cafe Opening in 2012.

HISTORY of the Bagel (compliments of Wikipedia.com)
Contrary to common legend, the bagel was not created in the shape of a stirrup to commemorate the victory of Poland's King Jan III Sobieski over the Ottoman Turks in the Battle of Vienna in 1683. It was actually invented much earlier in Kraków, Poland, as a competitor to the bublik, a lean bread of wheat flour designed for Lent. In the 16th and first half of the 17th centuries, the bajgiel became a staple of the Polish national diet.

The name originated from beugal (old spelling of Bügel, meaning bail/bow or bale) is considered plausible by many, both from the similarities of the word and because traditional handmade bagels are not perfectly circular but rather slightly stirrup-shaped. This, however, may be due to the way the boiled bagels are pressed together on the baking sheet before baking. Also, variants of the word beugal are used in Yiddish and Austrian German to refer to a somewhat similar form of sweet filled pastry (Mohnbeugel (with poppy seeds) and Nussbeugel (with ground nuts)), or in southern German dialects (where beuge refers to a pile, e.g., holzbeuge, or woodpile). According to the Merriam-Webster's dictionary, 'bagel' derives from the transliteration of the Yiddish 'beygl', which came from the Middle High German 'böugel' or ring, which itself came from 'bouc' (ring) in Old High German, similar to the Old English 'bēag' '(ring), and 'būgan' (to bend or bow)

In the Brick Lane district and surrounding area of London, England, bagels, or as locally spelled "beigels" have been sold since the middle of the 19th century. They were often displayed in the windows of bakeries on vertical wooden dowels, up to a metre in length, on racks.

Bagels were brought to the United States by immigrant Polish-Jews, with a thriving business developing in New York City that was controlled for decades by Bagel Bakers Local 338, which had contracts with nearly all bagel bakeries in and around the city for its workers, who prepared all the bagels by hand. The bagel came into more general use throughout North America in the last quarter of the 20th century, at least partly due to the efforts of bagel baker Harry Lender and Florence Sender, who pioneered automated production and distribution of frozen bagels in the 1960s.[9]

In modern times, Canadian-born astronaut Gregory Chamitoff is the first person known to have taken a batch of bagels into space on his 2008 Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station.[10] His shipment consisted of 18 sesame seed bagels.[11][12]


Oceanside 24 Hour Bagel
3452 Long Beach Road
Oceanside, NY 11572
Tel: 516-678-7070
Fax: 516-678-7060
Bellmore Bagel Cafe
550-552 Jerusalem Ave
Bellmore, NY, 11710
Tel: 516-781-6575
Fax: 516-781-6574
Long Beach Bagel Cafe
757 East Park Ave.
Long Beach, NY, 11561
Tel: 516-432-2582
Fax: 516-432-3078
Glen Cove Bagel Cafe
89 Forest Ave
Glen Cove, NY, 11542
Tel: 516-671-3354
Fax: 516-671-3359
Nesconset Bagel Cafe
248 Smithtown Blvd, Suite 9
Nesconset, NY 11767
Tel: 631-366-2362
Fax: 631-366-2363
Howard Beach Bagel Cafe
162-54 Crossbay Blvd.
Howard Beach, NY 11414
Tel: 718-843-5700
Fax: 718-843-5701
Baldwin Bagel Cafe
2162 Grand Ave
Baldwin, NY 11510
Tel: 516-223-3100
Fax: 516-223-3441
East Northport Bagel Cafe
355 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY
Tel: 631-486-8200
Fax: 631-486-8203
Stony Brook Bagel Cafe
2310 Nesconset Hwy
Stony Brook, NY
Tel: 631-364-9200
Fax: 631-364-9201
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