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My 2 cents worth

these bagels really are good, the only problem is I eat so many of them I’m gaining weight


What can i say except these are the best bagels I’ve ever had, and I’m a bagel freak.

Henry, aka The Bagel Maven

Love the video. Thank you for giving Ryan the tour.  It is posted all over my Facebook.  Hope to get up there sometime and meet you personally.  Your bagels have made me a success🤗 anne

Hello Andrew,
Thank you for your assistance! Fortunately I was able to set up an account w/ Altamira Foods and they will be delivering a large order of your bagels to us first thing tomorrow. You totally saved the day by getting me in touch with them – your company truly makes the best bagels I have ever had and we are so glad to be able to carry them at our store.
Thank you again for all of your help yesterday! It is extremely appreciated and we can’t wait to serve your bagels to the city of Denver!
Have a great night,
Lahna Saccone

From: melissan

Hello, I just ordered bagels from your website. I had them at a little place here in Sebring Florida called Sebring soda and ice cream works. They are amazing, but unfortunately they do not carry the garlic bagels. I was buying Rays frozen bagels but they do not compare with your bagels. I just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing bagel. I originally come from Boston but am in hot Florida. I eventually want to move back, but for now I will just enjoy your amazing bagels.



From: John
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:22 AM
Subject: Your BlueBerry Bagels in 10025


Hello. I hope you are happy, healthy and well. I discovered your BlueBerry Bagels in the Morton Williams store on Broadway btw 115th and 116th in Morningside. They frequently sell out. Are there any other stores in the 10025 zip that sell your blueberry bagels?


I recently tried your bagels at my dad’s house in Vegas….Do you sell your bagels at any stores in the Kansas City, Missouri area?! I live in zip code 64155. They are amaaazing!! I need to find them. I see they are orderable online but I’d prefer to find a store nearby if possible.


Summer Poe

I fell in love with your bagels at a restaurant in Daytona Beach.


Where can I purchase your bagels in Manhattan?

I bought from Fresh Direct however I don’t always order from them.
Any grocery stores?


Hi Arlene,
Thanks for the email. In NYC we are in the Morton Williams and Barnes and Nobel cafes. We are also in all the Pret a manger’s. Hope this helps.

Cliff Nordquist
Just Bagels
527 Casanova St.
Bronx NY 10474


Hi Cliff,

We recently had the opportunity to try your bagels in Pittsburgh, PA at the UPMC Lemeiux Complex. Our kids love the French Toast bagels. I just tried to order them on your website but I don’t see French Toast. Is this a special order or how can I buy this flavor of bagel?

Thank you for your help.




We recently attended the Fairfield Half Marathon in Connecticut and your bagels were provided to the runners post race. My son who is allergic to certain foods was able to enjoy your products. My question is where can we purchase your products locally instead of ordering online. I would be thrilled if they were available in our area.

Thank You




Over the weekend I was visiting my cousin Chris and was lucky enough to try your bagles… INSTANT FAN! I am a pretty tough food critic and even more picky about my breakfast, haha. I haven’t been able to get you off the brain (you were definitely a highlight of the weekend) and I was just telling my coworkers all about you 🙂

Well, it wasn’t enough; I felt compelled to look in to you further, and after perusing your site, I feel confident that we might benefit from an introduction.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Your newest fan,



Do you have a distributer in St. Louis mo. We are a small cafe and we tried your bagels recently and loved them.



drop you a line and tell you how much we love your bagels down here in Amish Country Lancaster County PA. We have been carrying your bagels for a while with quite a following. We need to ask you for a complete list of ingredients for all of your bagels in order to comply with our local Dept of Agriculture. Thanks for everything!

Thomas Mehaffey




Good afternoon,

I was enquiring to see if you had ever shipped bagels abroad? I live in Australia and have been meaning to import a small batch to see how well it reciprocites with the market here. I have had the pleasure of sampling your bagels from Santiago and believe they are simply the best bagels I have ever eaten.

We don’t have the luxury of good bagels in Australia, in my opinion most of them taste like bread. If there was a way I could order a small batch frozen from you and ship it to Australia that would be great news.

Please let me know what the process may be to make this work.



From: Julia
Date: April 9, 2016 at 4:36:42 PM EDT
Subject: Westchester distribution?

Hi —

We love your bagels and have been buying them through Fresh Direct. Do you distribute your bagels to any stores in Westchester County? We particularly like the whole wheat and everything bagels.



From: Josh Aaron
Date: April 3, 2016 at 11:56:31 AM PDT
Subject: question about your bagels

Hi Cliff,

I live in Utah, and we’ve got a restaurant here called Gandolfo’s New York Deli that uses amazing bagels for their breakfast sandwiches. My wife asked them who makes their bagels, and they said that it’s a place called Just Bagels. That leads me to you. Do you know if you’re the place that makes their bagels? If so, do you sell to the general public? haha




From: Beth
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 2:05 PM
To: Andrew Russo
Subject: RE: REQUESTED Just Bagels Samples

Had the blueberry one for lunch …..honestly the best blueberry bagel I have ever had…that’s for sure

Will probably have the other one for breakfast tomorrow…..

Buyer / Merchandiser

just bagels tribute


From: “Janet S. Lee” <>
Date: February 7, 2016 at 9:31:16 PM EST
Subject: Store locations for energy / multigrain bagels?

Hi Cliff & team,

Hope this e-mail finds you well.

My husband & I first came across Just Bagels via

Since then, we’ve been obsessed, particularly with the energy / multigrain bagels.

Unfortunately, FreshDirect hasn’t carried this type in some time (Maybe a few months? Feels like forever!).

Which supermarkets or other store locations would I be able to purchase these?

I’ll even come up to the Bronx for them, if you’re close to a subway station.

Thanks in advance!



From: Alicia
Date:01/19/2016 5:54 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: andrew russo
Subject: Re: Just making sure.

Hello Andrew: Bagels got here and are in the freezer now. We cooked one up and oh my goodness. Now that’s a bagel. Im wondering if my Bagel stores would like to change to these. They are divine!!! Ill be cooking them for a cutting and keep you posted.



From: Rick
Date: December 10, 2015 at 7:09:02 AM EST

Hope you enjoyed the Just Bagel Blue Berry and Everything’s bagels I gave yesterday.
May I suggest the since Andy has really stepped up to the plate to make his product line available through Reinhart, primarily for Mayerson jcc, we let him come in and be a morning part, before the next meeting, to let everyone attending the meeting sample and enjoy a fantastic authentic New York Bagel.
We always have coffee, juice, and sometimes a few breakfast items for us to enjoy so this would be a fantastic way to inform all the SC’s of the quality, availability and product variety we now stock.
I believe this could have the same impact as we have seen with the Cheese Curds from Curdtown and recently with the Killer Brownie launch.
To me this is another similar “Scoop” item your former employers has successfully accomplished.
I copied Charlie, Bill and Neil because my success with helping the Company is to focus on new business with unique and better items our Competitors have. This line can really help us with picking up a very explosive segment of those operators offering primarily coffee and breakfast.
Just Bagels is also Kosher certified which in itself is a huge untapped business segment out there.
I know that not only would Andrew Russo jump at the opportunity Lenny Lobe, F&B Manger Of the Mayerson jcc would attend to explain why his business at his coffee shop in the jcc is exploding with interest because his now offering the best in bagels.
Appreciate your feedback and hopefully my suggestion will help move many more cases of Just Bagels to all existing and new Reinhart customers.




Date: December 6, 2015 at 11:40:08 PM EST
To: <>
Subject: Contact Us

Good Morning:

I own a coffee shop in Marietta Ohio. Just recently Gordon Foods sub your bagels for one we normally get that was out of stock!! OMG!! Your bagels are truly amazing. I would like to start carrying your line bagel in my shop. Do you offer a wholesale accounts and if so what do I need to set one up!!


Jeremiahs Coffee House
Marietta, Ohio


From: Annette Carrion <>

Date: October 26, 2015 at 4:51:13 PM EDT
To: Cliff Nordquist <>
Subject: TDB


Thank you for working again with us once again with Tour de Bronx. We had great feedback from the riders. They all Loved the Bagels.


Annette Carrión
Tourism & Administration Coordinator
The Bronx Tourism Council

Date: October 25, 2015 at 12:03:31 PM EDT

Subject: where to buy in DC??

I live in Washington DC and, in my opinion, there is just one great bagel place here — but at least there is one ! In Florida, where I have to be on business often (St. Petersburg) there is NONE. But one day I found YOUR bagels — frozen — in a Greek carryout and decided, in desperation, to try them. They are GREAT — REAL bagels.

I carried the empty bag back from FL to Wash DC with me to remember the name.

Where can I find them for sale in Washington DC???


From: Janet G. Oswald
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:59 AM
To: Christine Kummerfeldt
Subject: Visit on WednesdayDear Christine:
Thank you for delivering the bagel samples on Wednesday. It was a pleasure to meet you.
I sampled some of the flavors and agree that when toasted, the smell, crispy outside and chewy inside
make for a high quality product.
I received pricing from John Fazio as well as availability at the Riviera Beach warehouse. I am looking forward to bringing Just Bagels to Atlantic Technical College.
Best Regards,
Janet OswaldJanet G. Oswald
Manager of Food Services
Atlantic Technical College
From: Sandi
Date: September 17, 2015 at 1:12:24 PM EDT
To: cliff@justbagels.comOh my goodness! I told my husband I wanted to try a REAL bagel from NY. He surprised me with four kinds from your business for my birthday. I just had to let you know that I am in love with them! There is no comparison to the grocery store bagels, delicious!!!
Thank you,

From: Claudia
Date: June 24, 2015 at 12:01:51 PM EDT
Subject: Pittsburgh, PA area


I used to buy your wonderful bagels at Whole Foods, Centre Ave., Pittsburgh but my last trip they had another brand:( As an ex-NYers I need the real deal, not bread pretending to be a bagel. I am only one person so it’s a little expensive for me to ship a dozen. Do you sell your bagels anywhere in the Pittsburgh area?

Thank you,


From: Info Meatingplace

Date: May 7, 2015 at 12:04:16 PM CDT
Subject: PRESSING ! Could you please send me the list of the retailers from Brussels, Belgium?


I’ve just discovered your product and I really like it….

I would like to sell it in my snackbar (/shop) (European area in Brussels Belgium)

Could you please send me the list of the retailers from Brussels belgium ?

Is it possible to communicate in French ?


Looking forward to get news from you,

From: Judewright
Date: April 25, 2015 at 8:27:45 AM EDT
To: <>
Subject: Available in Canada?

Hi – my husband and I discovered your wonderful bagels while on vacation in Turks @ Caicos. We live in Mississauga, Ontario (just outside of Toronto). Would like to know if your bagels are carried in any stores in our area. Look forward to hearing from you.


 From: Dawn
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 11:36 AM

Good Afternoon
Thank you for taking the time out and speaking with me. As I had told you on the phone we are a little mom and pop shop that sells everything sugar and caffeine. I was talked into carrying Bagels and I am glad I am. We have a lot of New Yorkers here in Cape Coral and surrounding area and the word has gotten out that we have the best bagels in town !!! This says a lot since there are a lot of coffee shops and bagel shops here . Thank you much for a great product .
Respectfully yours
Dawn Uman
Sugar Rush
1338 del prado blvd s
Cape coral, fla


From: Sam

Date: March 25, 2015 at 1:41:26 PM EDT
To: <>
Subject: Blueberry bagels

I spent a week in Destin Florida in the early part of March. Each morning we went to a little Café in the San Destin community, “The Sienna Café”. I had a blueberry bagel the first day and couldn’t believe the flavor and taste of it. Wow, I had one each morning during our stay, absolutely delicious. The lovely young lady at the restaurant gave me some info and I am now trying to pursue getting some.

I was going to purchase some on line but the shipping cost is prohibitive. Do you know if anyone here in Rochester, NY carries your bagels, in particular, the blueberry ones?

Thanx, in advance.



 From: Josue
Date: February 12, 2015 at 1:05:15 AM EST
Subject: Request

Hi, my name is Josue Orellana and I’m form El Salvador at Central America, let me tell you that I love the bagels from your company and I would like to start a bussines and use your bagels, so I would like to know what can I do to export for wholesale and the pricing.

I’m hoping for your answer

My greatest regards



From: lfoy

Date: February 7, 2015 at 4:35:13 PM EST
Subject: Contact Us

We love your bagels and buy them from Fresh Direct, but are watching our carbs lately. I would love to buy your frozen mini bagels from Fresh Direct or directly. What is the smallest amount that I can buy for mail order to Kew Gardens, NY 11415? Also could you please give me the nutrition information for the mini plain bagels per bagel? Thanks so much!


From: Jack
Date: December 19, 2014 at 9:41:24 AM EST
Subject: International Shipping?


We have friends in France that love bagels. I actually recall seeing a box of your bagels at a store in Annecy, France!

I was just on your site and noticed that you only have options to ship domestic. We and were wondering if you ship internationally as we were hoping to send some as a gift for Christmas.

Thank you.



From: Peter
Date: December 4, 2014 at 8:29:52 PM EST
To: Cliff Nordquist <>
Subject: Bialys

Cliff, I am a huge fan of your onion bialys and , in fact, buy my bialys from Whole Foods in Mason, Ohio. I have highly recommended your bialys to my sister, who lives in Valhalla, NY, and she would like to know what stores in the Valhalla/ White Plains area she can find your bialys. I would appreciate your help in this matter. Thank you.


From: Joel
Date: December 3, 2014 at 9:47:16 AM EST
Subject: Great Bagels!!

Hi Cliff.

I’m currently on assignment at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis where I am also living (and eating) for the month. Your bagels are out of this world as far as frozen product goes and when toasted properly can even compete with fresh products available in the city or in Philadelphia where I am from. I actually work at the Costa Rica property- anyway to get some samples sent there? I’d love to share some with the Food & Beverage Director and some other key players. Looking for just a few each of the major flavors: plain, cin raisin, onion, everything, sesame, poppy, whole grain.

Let me know and have a great day.

Director of Purchasing
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica


From: Jacquelyn
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:16 PM
Subject: Extreme disappointment

To whom it may concern,
I felt it necessary to voice how disappointed I’m was to find out this past weekend that the whole foods I go to in Tampa no longer is carrying Just Bagels.
I was a frequent buyer of the bagels and my main reasoning for shopping at whole foods was for the bagels which my entire family enjoyed. My visits to whole foods was based on them carrying these bagels and therefore I would do the rest of my shopping there. Sad to say, I won’t be going shopping at whole foods any longer.
I hope that one day soon the bagels will be back in the store as they are hands down the best bagels around.
Please feel free to contact me with any updates.

Thank you,


From: John
Date: November 24, 2014 at 9:40:09 AM EST
To: andrew russo <>
Cc: Cliff <>,
Subject: RE: SALES

Your bagels were a tremendous success. They were the best bagels that the customer tried and they will be using them. We will be pulling from DOT, we begin shipping the customer on January 5th. I will need a couple of more samples, once I showed the customer your line, he wants to possibly add more flavors.

Thank you,



From: Ray
Date: November 20, 2014 at 8:23:06 AM EST
Subject: calories in multigrain?

I love bagels and the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Spanish Fort, Alabama, told me they get theirs from you guys. Please tell me, then, how many calories, on average, are in your multi grains?


Mobile, AL


From: Katherine
Date: November 18, 2014 at 5:33:55 PM EST
Subject: retail outlet for Just Bagels in Worcester, MA? 01606

Hi, At our local Barnes and Noble, they serve whole grain bagels that are chewy and delicious. I asked them the brand name and got yours. Is there anywhere in a grocery store that your bagels can be purchased? It costs double with shipping to buy them online.




From: Julie
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 10:18 AM
Subject: Whole foods

Previously I was buying Lenders Bagels at Publix. I am now solely a Whole Foods shopper. About three weeks ago, I switched to Just Bagels on the recommendation of somebody in the bakery department. I love them. Yesterday I was advised that Whole Foods will no longer be carrying your bagels and they are going to be a making them on a daily basis in house. I called the company. The secretary gave me your sales reps number. I spoke to Mr. Russo. He advised that the closest business where I could purchase them is Boca. That’s not an option. Please convince Whole Foods to continue carrying your bagels. Although it’s probably monetarily beneficial for Whole Foods to make them in-house, people don’t want to go by fresh bagels every day. They do shopping once or twice a week.


From: GMC
Date: October 30, 2014 at 10:13:34 PM EDT
To: “” <>
Subject: Question

Love your bagels!!! Is there a store where I can pick them up or can I pick them up from the warehouse in Southern Blvd or do I need to order online?


From: Kylie
Date: September 30, 2014 at 10:21:12 PM EDT
Subject: In Stores??


First of all, your bagels are the greatest things I’ve ever eaten. We sell them at work (barnes & noble café) and I really want to get them at home! Are there any stores that carry them? I live in California.



From: “Citipress”
Date: September 19, 2014 at 7:40:31 AM EDT
To: <>
Subject: so good!

You don’t have to be stateside to enjoy your bagels on lunch time ! there are simply the best
MARC from brussels


From: Cyril
Date: September 5, 2014 at 12:01:36 PM EDT
To: “” <>
Subject: Thank you

Dear Cliff,

Once again, thank you very much for this great tour of your bakery.
My wife and I were delighted to meet you, (Jimmy & Charlii as well), and to see where “my” NY bagels – sold each day in my restaurants – are made.
Please feel free to contact me at your next trip to France. I’ll be very happy to welcome you.

Best regards,



From: Andrea
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:18 PM
Subject: Contact Us



We love your bagels! We always get your bagels at starbucks and would love
to eat them at home as well.Do you sell your bagels by the dozen any where
locally in south Florida?

Thank you,


From: Steven
Date: July 4, 2014 at 12:43:47 PM EDT
To: Cliff Nordquist <>
Subject: Seeking Absolution

Hey Cliff,

I had to ask your forgiveness for something. I burned the bottom of the sesame bagel. I did eat it, but I feel bad having messed up a great Just Bagel bagel. Here’s what happened. My wife, Linda, “made me” watch a food network special on Katz’s Deli on the Lower East Side. It was her fault. I now know how Adam felt when Even\ “made him” eat the apple. Well, God didn’t buy the excuse and blamed Adam, and I guess you’re not going to by my excuse, either. I must ‘fess up and own my irresponsibility.

Why am I writing? I am hoping I don’t get banned from ever buying the best bagels in the world, going forward. So, if you can give me a “pass” on this one, I’ll never listen to my wife again. :p


From: Louis Alvarez <>
Date: June 22, 2014 at 10:35:34 AM EDT
To: Cliff Nordquist <>
Subject: Miracle of Feeding Cities trailer completed!


Hey, Cliff — we just finished our fundraising trailer for our documentary on the food supply. You’ll see that your bagels are the true stars and you make an appearance a couple of times as well. We hope you like the final product. click here for video

Louis Alvarez

From: “Charles”
Date: June 18, 2014 at 1:27:01 AM EDT
To: <>
Subject: Thank You and Thanks to Barnes & Noble in Springfield, MO (and world wide I should hope)
Recently I happened to be a little hungry and so while browsing in Barnes & Noble in Springfield, MO, I decided to have some wonderful coffee and a bagel.
Little did I know I would be eating my very first “Just Bagels’ bagel here that tasted like a bagel! I’m from the East and lived so long in New York City that I consider myself a native New Yorker. Alas, work brought me to the Midwest. So for years I have made do with what is here…bread with a hole.
But now I don’t have to!
What a fantastic bagel and what a fantastic establishment to carry them. I buy them six at a time now and so can also have them at home.
They are just like I remembered them in New York-a little crusty on the outside and a little chewy on the inside.
Thank you!
Springfield, MO
PS I got your company name and found you on the internet. I worry so about things. But now that I know I can order from you, I am not so concerned so much about B&N going out of business or changing vendors, although I did let them know if they change the bagel, I’m out of there. I’ll buy Amazon and get my bagels from you guys.
Again thanks.
On May 20, 2014, at 9:30 PM, Steven
Hi Cliff,
I wanted to follow up on our phone conversation with some feedback. My family and I were devoted H&H Bagel fans, before they went out of business. Many believed them to be NY’s best bagel in the NY bagel wars.
Since H&H had gone out of business I had gone on a quest to sample the top rated bagels in the NYC area, in order to find a suitable “best NYC bagel” but found nothing that impressed me, so I gave up looking. This past fall, however, I was in New Haven having breakfast in a hotel and I had a bagel. Wow! I was shocked… A great bagel? In New Haven, CT? Huh!
I asked the waiter where the bagels were from and he told me about Just Bagels. Since then I was able to get them through Fresh Direct and let me tell you – I have found the best bagel in NYC again. No joke. Frankly, in my opinion, none of the top rated NYC bagels come close to Just Bagels in flavor and texture. I am no longer mourning the demise of H&H, thanks to Just Bagels! I’d write some more, but I have to get myself a bagel, now. 🙂

Date: May 19, 2014 at 8:07:33 AM EDT
Subject: Just Bagels to London


I was recently on a trip to Brussels.
In a restaurant there I ate a delicious Poppy Bagel of Just Bagels.
Firts of all, my compliments! Never before have I tasted a bagel so precious.
Second, I would like to know if you ship to England. I live in London and I would really like to order some of your bagels.

Please let me know.



On Apr 15, 2014, at 8:18 AM, Sarah  wrote:

Good Morning,

We are staying at a Hampton Inn and when I asked them what brand their

bagels are, I saw it said, in red, “Just Bagels” from NY. Is this your

company? If so, do you have your ingredients readily available? My daughter

has a milk and egg allergy. I would love to give her this bagel to eat–as

she loves bagels–but I want it to be safe. So, my questions are:

1) does your product contain milk or egg?

2) is it processed on equipment that processes milk/egg?

3) would this be your product at Hampton inn?

If you could please let me know at your earliest convenience, we would

GREATLY appreciate it.

Thank you,


On Apr 15, 2014, at 8:22 AM, Cliff Nordquist <> wrote:

They are also all natural and ingredients are be on our website.

 Cliff Nordquist




From: Sarah

Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:39 PM

To: Cliff Nordquist

Subject: Re: Plain bagel

Thank you, Cliff, for your very prompt and informative response. She was a

pleased little girl when I was able to offer her a bagel this morning.

Thanks for putting me at ease and allowing me to rest assured she was eating

healthy, safe, all-natural ingredients.

 Many thanks,


Date: March 16, 2014 at 6:50:21 AM EDT

To: “”

Subject: Bagel Delivery – Brussels, Belgium

 Hi there Cliff,

 Greetings from Brussels!

 We’re getting ready to open a coffee shop in Brussels and we’re looking for a fantastic bagel supplier as all of the local distributors don’t have very quality bagels. 

 I’ve heard that you already supply to some locations in Brussels and wanted to see if there would be a possibility to order direct from you and if so what the frequency of deliveries and costs might be?

 All the best.


From: Ferrando

Date: March 14, 2014 at 5:39:46 AM EDT


Subject: Rachel’s tea room  BELGIUM

Good morning, 

I kn

ow your bagels from US , and they are GREAT!! I love them! 

I’m the owner of a little bagel & burger place  in Brussels and i wanted to propose your bagels, I would know if there’s someone who import them to Belgium 

Thanks a lot 


From: Frederik
Date: March 4, 2014 at 2:02:22 AM EST
To: “”
Subject: Import in Belgium
Hello would it be possible to have a list of companies who import your bagels in Belgium and France?
I love your bagels. And would like to propose them in my restaurant.

From: Candice

Date: February 17, 2014 at 2:15:07 PM EST

To: “” Subject: Your bagels!



I just noticed your bagels were not listed today on the fresh direct mobile app. We are in a bit of a panic 🙂 Is this just temporary and if not, how can we get your everything bagels?



From: hannah

Date: January 11, 2014 at 10:40:44 AM EST


Subject: where to find


Hi Cliff,

I’m obsessed with your bagels.  They’re the best I’ve ever had!  I could write you a poem about them I love them so much, but let’s cut to the chase. Where can I find them in NYC, other than ordering through FreshDirect?  I’ve heard rumors of Whole Foods carrying them?


– Hannah 

From: Jmajane

Date: December 25, 2013 at 12:26:47 PM EST

To: “”

Subject: Just Bagels

I buy a bag of your bagels every week from the Whole Foods in Gaithersburg. They are without a doubt the best tasting highest quality bagels I can find in this area. Thank you for supplying such a fine product, keep up the good work and happy holidays.


From: Anne
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:33 PM
To: andrew russo
Subject: Latorra’s



What is up with me getting bagels with Chinese instructions?  Do you send them to China?  LOL

Your bagels are still and keep being the best.  My customers say I have the best bagels in the county.

Happy Thanksgiving


From: L B

Date: November 24, 2013 at 3:31:11 PM EST

To: “” <>

Subject: Bagels


I am from The Bronx and I moved out of state 9 years ago. A supermarket here sells your bagels…. Thank God 🙂


I am going to request Trader Joe’s sells them. Whole Foods is too expensive.

From: Debra
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:33 PM
Subject: wholesale to NYC coffee shop


Hello Cliff,


I’m opening a small coffee shop in Chelsea, Manhattan very soon and I’m looking for a great bagel selection to offer.  I’d like to speak with you about what you have to offer, prices, and service.

We eat your bagels at home and LOVE them.  AND my neighbor, who sells and services baking equipment, highly recommended you.




From: Mia
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:23 AM
Subject: Bagels Imported to Europe


Dear Cliff,

Hello, my name is Monika.  I am currently considering opening a sandwich shop in Germany, and wanted to know more about your export programs to Europe.  I know that Karsmakers is Brussels, Belgium is using your bagels, and they are very good especially since they are being exported here to Europe. They’ve explained they are using a company which is exporting your products to Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  I would like to know if you have a supplier in Germany?  In particular around Berlin or Hamburg?

Best regards,


From: Janine

Date: October 23, 2013 

To: “”

Subject: Kauai, Hawaii

Hi Cliff, we love your Everything bagels but can’t remember where they were purchased.  I’ve called around to a couple of stores and still haven’t been able to locate.  We’re on the island of Kauai, zip code 96754.  Do you know where they’re sold on island?

Aloha, Janine

From: Steven

Date: October 15, 2013


Subject: Steven From NJ


Hi Cliff,


You called earlier.  Good news for me.   My local whole foods DOES carry Just Bagels.  LIfe is good!

TY for your help.


From: Fred
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 10:37 AM
Subject: Best Multi-grain bagel!

I have made your multi-grain bagel a routine of my morning… Best bagel in the World!

Would love to order from you direct. I live in Houston, Texas..


From: Cc
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 2:15 PM
Subject: Where to buy….

As a native NYer I know a great bagel & yours are awesome. Where can I buy
them in Fort Worth, TX? Hate to have to pay shipping to buy online if
they’re available here.




From: Jennifer

Date: August 29, 2013, 10:53:12 AM GMT+01:00


Subject: international delivery




I tried your bagels here in Brussels, Belgium.  They are the best that I have tasted so far here in Brussels!

I am looking into opening a deli in the near future.  Would love to propose your bagels.

Do you have a price list for overseas shipping?


Please send any information available.


Best regards,



From: “Kaz. Inagaki” 

Date: May 28, 2013, 11:13:39 AM EDT

To: “Just Bagels: Mr. Cliff” <>

Subject: Appreciation


Dear Mr. Cliff,


Thank you very much for your kind acceptance and taking care of my boss. He was very impressed and had happy time with you. I translate his words below. Please read and understand his appreciation and will.

Mr. Nordquist

I honestly appreciate your kind acceptance of my visit last week. Excuse me if you feel impolite, but I was deeply moved by your frank and open manner, and candid character.

You are the first and best man in honestness and frankness whom I have met though I have had many business chances and met many company presidents in Asia and Europe, and USA, of course, since I established my company 30 years ago.

Most of them looked down when they think the other small company for the first time, or say greasy words when think the other big company, or sometimes bluff, or keep up with the Joneses. But you have never shown such kind of behavior, and showed me your natural way.

I would strongly like to make better and stronger relationship with you, then succeed in the bagel business in Japan as soon as I can with my frank and natural way to you just like you showed me on the day we met.

I honestly look forward to your further guidance and encouragement in the future for our success in bagel business in Japan.


I thank you so much again.

With my best regards,

Kaz. Inagaki

Busco Foods Inc.



From: “Anne

Date: Thu, May 16, 2013 4:04 pm

Subject: My parents


To: “andrew russo” <>, <>


As always, you are on top of things.  My parents LOVED the French toast bagels as well as their surprise package.  Armando is to be commended for his quick response to me.  Your company is clearly well managed. Your bagels are the best and I get to hear it everyday.  Someone asked me why I didn’t make them myself and I said “Are you serious”.  ” Just Bagels does all the work and I get all the credit”.  ( I do tell them that your company is the best). 

Please feel free to forward this to Cliff.

I am soooooo happy I found you.


Thank you for making my gift to my parents and siblings terrific.




Anthony says:


It’s been such a long time since I last lived in NY and had real bagels to enjoy on a daily basis that I actually forgot just how good a real bagel is.

A friend of mine brought me home a bagel from Starbucks and it was love at first bite. My friend also found out that Starbucks get their bagels from Just Bagels in New York.

Your bagel is even better than the ones I remember from so many years ago. I will be ordering from you, thanks for being so good at what you do.



I saw someone on your testimonial page ask this question but I did not see an answer. Are you the company that supplies the multigrain bagels to Starbucks? They are my absolute favorite and am looking to find them to buy for home instead of going to Starbucks 3 times a week!

Thank you!




From: Denny
Date: April 4, 2013, 4:57:53 AM EDT
Subject: How long do the bagels last frozen?

Hi Cliff,
I was fortunate enough to be able to try your plain bagel when I was traveling through NY last month. It was delicious.
I own a small cafe (7 Leaves Cafe) here in Southern California and would like to know if there’s a local distributor here in the area where I can purchase your bagels. If not, if I were to order your bagels in large quantities, how long do they last frozen? Do they loose their deliciousness after a certain time?
You wouldn’t happen to offer samples would you? I’ve only had the chance to try the plain, but would love to try your other varieties. If you can point me to a place here in Southern California who carries your bagel, that would be great as well.
Thank you so much for your time. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards, Denny

From: gail Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:42 AM To: Subject: Bagels

Good Morning Andy:

I love love Just Bagels and was so sad yesterday when I went over to the New York Diner to get my normal 2 dozen bagels and they were closed!  I get a dozen poppy and a dozen asiago every week to 10 days. The owner suggested getting them frozen as they are already made, and that way I just pop them in the oven for a few minutes and they taste so fresh and like they were just made!! I just got off the phone with the Manager and they appear to be having problems, so we have to hope they reopen soon.

Just to let you know, I have started quite a few people on to your bagels. My sister just moved here to Orlando and she went with me last week to get herself a dozen, and
was also so dissapointed yesterday when we drove over to get more and they were closed. I was at my nail salon a few weeks ago talking about New York products with
someone who just moved here and was looking for a good New York bagel. I sent her over to the New York Diner, and she too is now hooked!

I will be heading over to Publix later this afternoon for some items, and will talk to my manager there about ordering them for their frozen food section, what a great idea!!
I will explain to him I don’t want a bagel that I have to scrap out the inside of all the dough in order to put it in the toaster, which is what their frozen bagels are like, and
what most of the bagel places in town sell. You have to believe the great taste is due to that New York water, and if a buyer sampled one they would see for themselves.

I will also check out that location you gave me to get my bagel fix, it has now been 3 days and I need a Just Bagel, my lox and cream cheese is waiting.

Thank you, any other location ideas about where to buy them here, just let me know.

Orlando, Fl 32822

From: “andrew russo” <>
Date: February 18, 2013, 6:04:47 PM EST
To: “Cliff” <>

JUST BAGELS honored at the Performance Foodservice-Dover foodshow! Just Bagels…most ENERGETIC booth at the PFG Dover annual foodshow event, January 2012

From: Nancy Engelberg
Date: February 16, 2013, 4:29:09 PM EST
Subject: bagels in TN

My husband got 6 of your bagels as a get well gift.   HE LOVES THEM! I thought about ordering some for him but the shipping is so expensive.  Can we purchase your bagels near Memphis, Tennessee? Thank you,  Nancy Engelberg 4784 Fleetview Ave. Memphis, TN


From: Michele
Date: January 29, 2013, 7:10:23 AM EST
Subject: International Delivery

Hello, Cliff.

I was thrilled to find your bagels at Lotte Mart in Incheon, South Korea today. I picked up 6 packs, and my freezer is full. I haven’t had a real bagel since my last visit home to NYC, last summer. The thing is that a lot of the time, when expats find a product that we love, it’s discontinued or not restocked for months on end. Such is the life of an expat in Asia.

I checked your website, but after plugging in my shipping address (Korea was an option, so I was excited,) it said that you wouldn’t ship here. I was just curious if it would be possible, and, if so, how much shipping would be for, say, 6 packs. I won’t need them for a while yet, but, in case Lotte Mart (or any of the Lotte Marts in the near vicinity) don’t have any, I’d like an option that’s better than the crappy Costco bagels or <> Dunkin Donuts’ nasty bagel-shaped bread.

If it isn’t possible, or the shipping cost is prohibitive, of course I’d understand, but it can’t hurt to try.


From: Bernie
Date: January 26, 2013, 8:10:54 AM EST
Subject: Still enjoying them in St. Louis

Thanks to u guys I have the best bagels in the St. Louis area!

From: Matthew
Date: January 22, 2013, 5:15:29 PM EST
Subject: New Customer

Hello Cliff,

We are a new customer of yours and we are excited about your products. Our company name is eM-Ka Ventures, but we operate a coffee house called Arabica Coffee House in Chesterland, Ohio.  Our distributor is InstantWhip in Stow, Ohio.

We had been buying our bagels from Sam’s Club. They were Harlan Bakery. However, they stopped baking them and only recently started again after the unions shut down Hostess. In our search for a replacement, InstantWhip said your bagels were fantastic. We bought a few at a local market and agreed and immediately placed our first order.

We have been thinking about expanding our bagel offerings because customers have said there is no where in our town to get bagels. We do bagels, and make breakfast sandwiches with them. We do platters for teacher groups, etc… We’d like to do more cream cheeses than just plain, even offer our lunch sandwiches on bagels.

The reason for my email is to see if you have any type of marketing materials to offer such as posters, signs, papers for wrapping bagels, bags, etc…  Obviously New York City Style bagels are famous and we’d like to take advantage of it.

If you have anything, or even some suggestions, please let me know.  We look forward to working with your products.


From: John Underwood
Date: January 19, 2013, 1:47:41 PM EST
Subject: Purchase bagels locally


I live in Olathe, Kansas,  just south west of Kansas City.   We had some multi grain with raisen bagels at a Barnes and Noble store up by the airport.
As you probably always hear,  they are wonderful.   Not gummy like other bagels.

I am interested in buying them locally,  are they in grocery stores,  for instance Hy Vee, available at COSCO or Sams Club?   I hate to order them
all the way from NY.   I will if necessary.

Thank  you for your assistance,


John Underwood

Thank you so much for that great email!
It is comments like that that really make it worthwhile.

Cliff Nordquist
Just Bagels

On Jan 6, 2013, at 8:53 AM, Mike

> cliff just wanted to tell you those were the best bagels ive ever had its sad that everybody cuts back to make money i live outside baltimore and am now housebound but there were a couple of places i went to get real bagels but now its bagel bread it is refreshing that you take the time to make a bagel that is so good thank you so much               i will order again          mike

From: “Kaz. Inagaki
Date: December 23, 2012, 9:41:05 AM EST
To: “john costello ” <>
Cc: <>
Subject: Merry Christmas

Thank you John,

Yes, we both are having good experience. It is the real that your bagels taste so good. We will have smash hit in Japan in 2013.

I can see mails to me both on PC in office and my note PC. So this address is fine.

My daughter passes the exam of an art collage. I am in the outskirts of Tokyo tonight to rent an apartment for her with my family. We will visit a Costco whole sale tomorrow. They bring things looks like bagels. But they are fake, I know.

With my best regards,

Kaz. Inagaki
Busco Foods Inc.

From: Heather Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:04 AM To: Subject: Multigrain bagel

Hi Cliff,

I have a simple question that I hope you can answer : ] I’m a huge fan of the multigrain bagel at Starbucks, so I went to nearly every grocery store in my area here in Dallas, and couldn’t find a single thing like it. Is it true that you guys are the folks who supply Starbucks’ multigrain bagels?

Thank you, and happy holidays!

From: Donald
Date: December 9, 2012, 8:41:37 PM EST
To: “” <>
Subject: Where to buy

We just found out about your bagels when we went out for breakfast last weekend.  Boy, what a treat!  We haven’t had such a good bagel since moving to Florida from NY in 1982.  Can you please advise if any grocery stores in the Orlando area sell your bagels?  I had heard that Whole Foods sells them – is that true?  If so, does the Whole Foods in Winter Park, FL carry them?  Thanks very much.


From: Shaun
Date: December 10, 2012, 2:24:16 AM EST
Subject: Bagels please

My name is Shaun I live in Derry NH and can’t find your delicious bagels any were. Could you tell me were to go I’m in Nh Thank you Shaun

From: 7326158285
Date: December 3, 2012, 11:06:05 PM EST

I had a turkey sandwich on your energy bagel and
I am addicted to them.  I know I can order them online but is there anywhere in the Jersey Shore that sells them?

From: David
Date: November 6, 2012, 5:47:13 PM EST
To: Dominique <>, ‘Cliff Nordquist’ <>
Subject: RE: Ordered bagels at 10 am today

Thank you so much for your prompt reply and the good news.  I was concerned that perhaps you had problems related to the Superstorm (Sandy). Glad to hear you are up and running.  It’s impossible to get a good bagel in southern Georgia without importing them and I’m very grateful to have found Just Bagels.  I moved here from Philly and now I only have to miss good pizza, good chinese food and good Italian rolls. My bagels are taken care of, thanks to you!!


From: Durnin, Ellen D. Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 3:08 PM To: ‘‘; ‘‘Subject: follow up to SCSU Outstanding Alumni Awards

Dear Cliff and Jimmy,

Please allow me to extend my congratulations as well on your receipt of SCSU’s Outstanding Alumni Awards for 2012 from President Papazian.  I truly enjoyed hearing about your stories and your journeys to the successful careers you enjoy today.

Gregg suggested that I reach out to you to share my enthusiasm about Just Bagels, and to extend an invitation for you to join us to share your story with Business students and faculty members.  You can be an inspiration for our undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for role models and guidance as they move into their careers post-SCSU.  Additionally, Gregg and I would love to take a trip to Just Bagels to see what you do and how you make it happen each day.

Please let me know if you would be interested in connecting with our Business School; I’d love to give you a tour of our new B School building when you are in Connecticut.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Again, congratulations!

Ellen Durnin

Ellen D. Durnin, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business
Southern Connecticut State University

From: Olga
Date: October 16, 2012, 9:00:14 AM EDT
To: “Cliff Nordquist
Subject: Thank you

I will be sending a formal letter of thank you on the Tourism letterhead, however, I did want to reach out to you to express my deepest gratitude for the role you played in helping us make the Tour de Bronx such a great success.

I will also share with you that the cyclists were raving about the bagels. Some even commented that they were the best they’ve tasted in a long time.

Again, thank you so much and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

From: Amos
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:08 PM
Subject: In Philadelphia area

I first had your bagels when vacationing in Aruba and was excited to
discover they were made in NY. They were the best I have had in many years.
However I can’t seem to find them in the Philadelphia area. I have tried
various Whole Food stores to no avail. So, are your bagels sold in this
area and if so where can I purchase them? I live in zip code 19053.
Thank you,
Marion Stern

From: Nancy
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 3:22 PM To:

I want to order some from you, but I can’t place an order for at least 2 weeks. I will get back to you on it.
You have the best bagels I have tasted. I have tried a number of different bagels here and there, but yours are by far the best. Will get back to you.

Thanks, Nancy

From: Alexandre Marx
Date: August 3, 2012 6:12:42 AM EDT
Subject: belgium ?

hi !

just bagels are just delicious. mazel tov!
but btw do you happen to have a distributor or a selling place here in belgium or alternatively in france ? (I’m a french expat living in brussels)
I understand you do not delivering to belgium, do you ?

cheers from sunny brussels

From: “Marsha
Date: July 11, 2012 10:22:19 PM EDT
To: <>
Subject: Bialys

I recently received a bag of Bialys as a gift that came from you. They were so good and tasty I would like to know how I would go about ordering some bialys from you? Can you send me some information on ordering bialys. I went on your site but do not see any info on bialys.

From: kbaker4
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 1:02 PM

Subject: Bagels!

Hi Cliff,

I stumbled upon your website after it was suggested to me by a Starbucks employee that your multigrain bagel was the one being sold in Starbucks stores and I was wondering if there was any truth behind this? My friend and I love the bagels and Starbucks always sells out so quickly so we were wondering if there were any other Northern California locations where the bagels are sold? Or do suggest we order them online? A response would be appreciated!

Thank you,


From: Annmarie
Date: June 19, 2012 9:47:26 AM EDT
To: Cliff Nordquist <>
Cc: Charles E Contreras <>
Subject: Re: Stores in the city

Good Morning Cliff,

Many thanks for this info! I’ll definitely be spending my week searching those stores. There’s a Garden of Eden near my office and another right in Hoboken so I will be sure to try at both of those before venturing to Whole Foods. They truly are delicious bagels and it takes A LOT to get me to eat a whole bagel… The fact they’re all I’ve been thinking of this week… I’m excited to find them.

All my best,

From: Annmarie
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 2:17 PM
Subject: Stores in the city


I just had one of your bagels for the first time this weekend while staying with friends in Staten Island. I must say they are the absolute best I have ever had! I live in Hoboken, NJ and work in Manhattan so I was wondering if you have any of your bagels in stores in the area so that I may pick them up there rather than ordering online or taking the subway to your location.

Many thanks,

From: Lourdes
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 12:07 PM
To: andrew russo

Hi Andrew,

I had never tried your bagel before and took an everything bagel sleeve home and I must tell you- it is the best bagel I’ve ever had. The bite and flavor are fantastic. My husband loved them too, we had them every morning for breakfast this weekend. Thank you!! I will definitely be pushing this line to my customers!!

See you at the Food Show!

From: Shirley
Date: April 13, 2012 9:58:23 AM EDT
To: ‘Cliff Nordquist’ <>
Subject: RE: Multigrain Bagel at Starbucks

They are fabulous. Is there a retailer in Southern California where I can buy them?


From: Steve Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 12:42 PM To: Subject: Bagels

I really appreciate the product that you give to me when I’m there.  I’m half Jewish (and half Italian, a great combination!!) and I’ve been eating bagles for more than 50 years.  You can imagine that I’ve had quite a few really good ones, and a whole lot of really bad product that only resembles the look, but taste like s—.

I generally prefer bagels with a crisp/crunchy light brown crust and a fluffy inside.  Yours are not so crisp on the outside, but the tremendous flavor that your bagels have is completely over the top and is overwhelmingly superior.  That also makes them easier to eat with nothing on (like butter, jelly, cream cheese), especially on the day they are baked.  On day two, I prefer to toast them.

Everyone with whom I have shared your bagels is also very enthusiastic about them.  When I left your office, I visited my computer/IT guy and gave him a few.  He whipped out the Asiago-poppy one, took a bite, rolled his eyes, and was raving about the taste.  I ate three of them the day I did the service while on the way home.

How’s that for consumer feedback???!!
It is always good to see you and work for you.  Have a good weekend. —  Steve

From: “Ellie
Date: March 26, 2012 1:42:31 PM EDT
To: <>
Subject: Info

I was recently in St. Thomas and had lunch at a little café and had one of your bagels.  It was yummy!  I asked the store person where the bagels were from and she told me “Just Bagels” in NY.  Do you sell your product in Florida and if so, could you please let me know where?
Many thanks and have a great day,

From: Paula
Date: March 9, 2012 8:54:36 AM EST
Subject: Where can I get your bagels in Austin Texas?

I was lucky enough to buy Just Bagels here in Austin recently, although I can’t remember where I got them! I thought it was at Whole Foods, but I can’t find them there now. They are amazing bagels, and I want more! Could you let me know if there are any stores in Austin selling your bagels?


From: Agent Pink Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:40 PM To: Subject: Fort Worth bagels

I just had one of your bagels from a food closeout store in Fort Worth, TX – it was the only one in the store.  I’d love to buy more and assume if this is down here, they must be sold somewhere in Fort Worth but I’ve never seen them.  Do you know where I can find them in stores down here?

From: Anna
Date: February 15, 2012 8:17:28 AM EST
Subject: Available in Wilmington, NC?

We fell in love with Just Bagels on a recent trip to St Thomas and I was wondering if they are available anywhere in Wilmington, NC? We’ll be getting a Whole Foods in the Spring – do most of their stores carry them?



From: Jennifer
Date: January 10, 2012 6:49:43 PM EST
To: Cliff Nordquist <>
Subject: RE: Where can I buy?

Hi, Cliff:

Thank you for responding.  I discovered your awesome bagels @ Starbucks.  From what you and John, your sales manager have indicated, the only retails outlets nearby are Starbucks and Barnes and Noble.  John also mentioned Sysco but, to my knowledge, they sell only to restaurants or school districts not individuals.  So that leaves me online purchases, which works fine.  Since you’re in the “bagel capitol” of the world (New York J) and I’m in California, how long would an order take to ship that distance to one mere mortal of a person who thinks you have the best bagels on the planet?


From: Kathy
Date: January 5, 2012 9:27:49 AM EST
To: “” <>
Subject: Bagel locations in Columbus Ohio

I love your bagels and have been buying them for the last few years from
Whole Foods. They recently switched vendors and I was wondering where you
sell your bagels in Columbus Ohio?
Thank you

From: LINDA Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2012 4:53 AM To: Subject:

Hi Cliff,My name is Linda. I live in Daly City ,CA the Barnes and Nobles near me had sold your multigrain bagels  just closed down. I would like to know where else your bagels are sold here in the bay area or if I can purchase these particular ones on-line.  I appreciate any information you can provide. Thank you and Happy New Year.Linda


From: Alter, Geoffrey Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 2:46 PM To: andrew russo Cc: Subject: Re: Great New NY Bagels

You are welcome.  I was the one who spearheaded bringing in your product.  We need to sell the best and I have never eaten a better bagel.  I am easy coast Jew and take my bagels very seriously.  Your product is amazing.  In fact I just had one.  I am the DSM in Park City and we have tremendous opportunity with your product.  In fact, Stein Erikson Lodge which is a 5 star ski lodge is going to be using your bagels this winter.  They want to use your multigrain, sesame, plain and cinnamon raisin in the sliced version.  100 cases a week in the winter.


From: Bill Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 4:14 PM Subject: Great New NY Bagels

Hey all you bagel lovers.  We now have an authentic NY Kettle Boiled bagel in stock and they are to die for.  Please get this flyer out to all your customers so we can get this new program off the ground with a big splash.  Great product and even greater pricing for more money in your pocket.


From: Anne Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 4:54 AM To: andrew russo Subject: Latorra’s Bagels and Deli


Thank you so much for your bagels.  I opened up in Satellite Beach Florida on August 2nd and am doing very well.  Everyone loves the bagels.  You were right, there is no competition when it comes to these bagels.  Just glad no one else know about getting them.

Thanks and have happy holidays.


From: meghan
Date: November 23, 2011 11:44:05 PM EST
To: “” <>
Subject: multigrain bagels

Hello, I was wondering if you are currently the supplier of the multigrain bagels sold at Starbucks stores in in the US (specifically in Northern CA around the University of California Berkeley area).  I absolutely love the multigrain bagels at the Starbucks near campus but they always run out of them so I would be very interested in buying them directly from you so they would always be available to me.  Thanks for any info.

From: Brandon
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:04 PM
Wow, this stuff is awesome!! The staff and I love your product, got to be some of the best I ever tasted! How can we set up an account, and prices? I have a prior engagement this evening, so I will get back in touch tmrw and place our first order either tomorrow or Monday. Our customers will be so happy to learn that we found a great bagel.

Thank you so much,

Cliff and Charlii:

First, but not for the last time, let me again let me say thanks.  Having the bagels, still warm I might add, and delivered exactly as promised, was absolutely great.  And FYI, and I am not just saying this, I have heard from several BOEDC folks that the bike riders – like the guy that e-mailed you below – were literally raving about them.  So again, many, many thanks.

Best regards,
Frank C. Randazzo

From: Thomas
Date: October 23, 2011 9:48:45 PM EDT
To: “” <>
Subject: Tour de Bronx

I had some of your Bagels on the bike Tour de Bronx. And they were fantastic! The Poppy Seed bagel wS especially good. How do I get these in Manhattan? Do you distribute there? Or Queens where I live.

Sent by Thomas

From: Harry
Date: October 18, 2011 5:57:16 PM EDT
Subject: what a treat

greenbsoro temple emanuel in north carolina had a jewish festival  for the entire southern town.  all  things were delicious. however your bagels were the greatest.  having moved here from new york these bagels  were for  me and my family a special treat.   in fact i was able to buy the last  package of the everything.  got lucky for sure. i just wanted  to share my thanks for your  bagelsl being herebdown south way.  you have to give them lessons and share the  wealth.  a sad former new yorker

From: Mariela
Date: September 22, 2011 11:39:16 PM EDT
To: <>
Subject: Just bagels in Long Island?

Hi Cliff

I just moved to Long Island from queens and found out that FreshDirect does not deliver to my new area. 🙁 That’s where I would always get my Just Bagels from!!
Would you be able to tell me if Just Bagels are sold anywhere close to me? I now live in the Bellmore area. My zip code is 11710.

Hope to hear from you soon.
Many thanks!

From: David Young
Date: September 21, 2011 4:08:05 PM EDT
To: “” <>
Subject: Too far from the bagels

Aloha from Hawaii;

Ten years ago I decided to move to the most remote place in Hawaii knowing full well that I may never eat a real bagel again. And I missed them very much.  I’d buy the bread rings offered at the local grocery store but only dreamed of eating the real thing. I even considered opening a bagel store and learning the craft. Then about three months ago a small wholesale outlet “Cost -U- Less” suddenly had your bagels and in asiago cheese too. I squeezed them and wow. I was convinced at once. I purchased ten bags that day and stocked my freezer.  To my disappointment they have not received a new shipment and it has been about two weeks sence I ran out and I’m jonesing for them.  I check with them weekly and the owner assures me they are on order.  So having saved an empty bag I decided to look you up on the web. I congratulate you on a great product. The only way to get better is to walk into the bakery. But I’m afraid that the cost to ship me a case would be too high. I paid close to $5 per bag. So if I wanted a box/case (8) retail six pack bags 1/2 & 1/2 asiago cheese and sun dried tomato, what would it cost total shipped to zip code 96749.

Dave Young

From: K Hackett Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 12:36 PM To: Cliff Subject: RE: Bagel Shipping Charges


My apologies for sending my email before thoroughly exploring your site.  I had been to several of your competitors’ websites & none of them showed the shipping charges.  I had to email them to get that information.  In looking at your “Bagels” page (, I thought that it was the page where you gave information about online ordering.  (Yes, at first I missed the huge “Click Here For Secure Online Retail Ordering” link.)  It was only after I’d emailed you that I found your actual ordering pages, which have the method of calculating the shipping charges.

Your shipping charges are VERY much lower than your competitors’.  I don’t know why there’s such a huge difference when most that I checked, if not all, state that they only charge what the carriers charge (one quoted around $65-70 to ship two dozen bagels!).  Their 2-day shipping wasn’t much better.  When it’s time for me to order, I will certainly come back to you!

Which brings me to a different question:  It is for a birthday gift for my husband that I will be ordering the bagels.  His birthday is on Tuesday, September 20th.  Our mail does not go to our house – the Post Office doesn’t deliver this far out – but instead to a package shipping business in the nearest town, which is closed on Saturdays & Sundays.  Your site states that “Orders placed on Friday will not ship until Monday for Tuesday delivery”.  I’d like to have the bagels arrive on Monday, the day before my husband’s birthday, as I will not be able to get into town to pick up the mail on his birthday, Tuesday.

So my question is:  As orders placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday for Tuesday delivery, would you suggest that I place the order on Thursday, making it a likelier possiblity that the bagels will arrive on Monday?  I will do whatever you suggest.  And, because of the desired Monday delivery, if you think that it would be better to place the order by phone instead of online, I will do that, too.

Thanks so much for your patience and, again, I do apologize for requesting information that was already available on your superior website.

From: K Hackett Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:09 PM To: Dominique

Hi Dominique,

Well, our surprise was an unqualified success!  My husband will open his presents when he gets home from work tonight, but I thought that it would be best to give him your bagels this morning before he had breakfast.  He wasn’t expecting this at all, and he was just delighted.  I told him why I’d left the box intact, and he was really impressed with your personal attention.  Then he opened the box & found that you’d put in that nice birthday greeting – complete with bow!  Over & above, Dominique, over & above 🙂

Of course, he immediately sliced one & toasted it.  It was pronounced a genuine treat!  I know he’ll never again be happy just getting by with the bagels he can get here in McAlester ;]

Thanks again for everything.  You can be sure that we’ll both highly recommend “Just Bagels”!


From: Jason Liburdi
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 10:57 AM
To: Just Bagels
Cc: ‘Mike Short’
Subject: FW: Ride with review-BRIEF!


We appreciate your feedback and support!  Thanks again for coming up and talking to our team.  As you know, the product has received rave reviews from our sales staff and I’ve overheard several reps talking about targets for this line.  Looking forward to a prosperous partnership…



From: Amy
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 1:24 PM
Subject: Talofa from American Samoa!

Dear Cliff,

Talofa Lava (hello!) from American Samoa. It is 6 am here, and I am enjoying one of your delicious Everything bagels for breakfast… it is such a treat! Your bagels just started to appear at our local Cost U Less (which is part of Costco — in the islands) and it was a great surprise to see them. I thought you’d like to know that Just Bagels are now a big hit in the South Pacific!

Though not a native New Yorker, my mom is, so I have been raised with a bagel in my hand from the time I started teething. I can honestly say that your bagels are by far, the best bagels EVER! Thank you for your brilliant flavors, and that great chewy/crispy dough — Nothing compares to Just Bagels.

I am thinking about opening a bagel shop here and would like to sell your bagels exclusively. I will keep you posted if it works out. Until then…. keep on boilin’ those bagels… and fa’afetai tele lava (thank you very much) from Samoa.



From: anastasia
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 3:10 PM
To: ‘andrew russo’
Subject: You

Hi Andy;

I just had to tell you….

how much fun you make the job. You are there at every food show, busting your butt with a smile upon your face and jokes ripping out of your mouth!! All kidding aside, no other manufacturer works as hard as you do. As your broker rep, we are responsible for setting up and breaking down, ordering the samples, hauling the oven and getting the accoutrements (cream cheese). But you Andy, you set up with your burlap table cloth, dropping your seeds all over. You heave that oven onto the table and even bring your own oven mitts, your own latex gloves!! You bake and give samples…it’s your booth, your show, you know the customers…you are out there selling, bringing them in and showing them, what a true New York bagel is.

There isn’t a manufacturer that I would rather work with and look forward to working with, not because you do it, but because you have so much passion for it. Every time, you teach me something new; and that passion rubs off onto me!!

Thanks Andy for always being you and making the dreaded food show so much more fun!

From: Joe
Date: May 26, 2011 8:51:04 AM EDT
Subject: Re: Chicago NRA Show

Great Bagels!

I enjoyed meeting you guys at the Chicago NRA Show. Do you have a distributor in the Chicago area I can open an account with and start placing orders? Your Asiago Cheese bagels are the best I’ve ever tasted and I would like to serve these to my customers.


Papa Joe’s Catering

From: Chad
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 2:50 PM To: andrew russo Subject: Re: YO

I was…….they just showed up!  People are loving them.  I tell all the guests we ship our bagels in from NY and they laugh and make comments like “i’m a bagel snob” and I will let you know if they are good.  They all love them.  You have a phenomenal product, but I am sure you already know that.
We will probably be ordering more in the next few weeks.  Do I contact you or….?
Hope your well and let me know when your coming top PR.  You are always welcome and you can always come down with Lynn and stay at the hotel as my guests.

Say hi to Lynn as well.

Acacia Boutique Hotel-Director of Guest Services
Niche Restaurant-Operations Manager
Condado/San Juan, Puerto Rico

From: Dolores Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:11 PM To: Subject: Your Bagels in Canada

Hello, I love your multigrain bagel which is sold at Canadian Starbucks outlets.  I am wondering if there is any place in Canada outside of Starbucks that sells your products or can I order them online and have them shipped to Canada.Thanks, Dolores

From: RJWSB1
Date: May 9, 2011 6:54:46 AM EDT
Subject: Visit


Thanks so much for taking the time to show us “Just Bagels”.  We enjoyed our tour and meeting with you. All of us left with a sense of pride that we will be selling your products.
As we move forward I will keep Andy and you in the loop. Thanks for arranging our ride into the city. We had wonderful time this weekend.

Best Regards,


From: Steve
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 3:44 PM
To: ‘andrew russo’
Subject: Testimonial


In speaking with Vickie Kiwi at Sysco Miami it was stated that for a new line she is extremely happy with the movement of Just Bagels. She is very pleased with the response not only from the Sysco team but their customers as well. It is a line that works well in a number of venues including Health Care, Hotels and Universities. Sysco is proud to partner with Just Bagels and looks forward to a bright future together.

From: Bill
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:20 PM

I just wanted to put in a word about a customer call I made today with Andy Russo from Just Bagels. In 10 minutes I learned more about bagels than I ever knew. The end result was a placement of at least 8 new line items, a merchandising rack for the C-Store, and the removal of the Bagel King from servicing the property. The Chef will begin ordering the Just Bagel items on his next delivery.
Andy was great and he made the selling easy.

Susan Lange from Illinoi
From: Raymond
Date: January 21, 2011 8:20:33 PM EST
Subject: Ingredients


I am trying to find the ingredient list for your bagels. I am very interested in buying your bagels since they seem to be the best around but I do want to see the full ingredient list, on each type of bagel due to allergy concerns. If you have a link or file with this information I would greatly appreciate it if you would send it to me.



From: Lawrence
Date: January 21, 2011

These are by far the best tasting bagels I ever had. A friend told me about them, I always complained about not being able to find a good bagel for many years now. He ordered some for me as a gift, and what a great gift it was.

I’m originally from New York and grew up on real old fashion bagels in the 50s and 60s. These are even better than the ones I had way back then.

From: Ami
Date: January 19, 2011 11:53:05 AM EST
Subject: Bagels in St. Croix

Hi Cliff,
I recently was visiting my mother in St. Croix and her local coffee shop sells your bagels…they were hands down the best I’ve ever had!  So as soon as I got home to Orlando, FL, I’ve been searching everywhere to find them but to no avail…do you know if anyone in the Orlando area sells them?  Thank you for your help, and for making great bagels!

All the best,

From: Jim
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:43 PM
To: andrew russo
Subject: Re: FW: -= Louisiana Bagels


We think we have a winner. Provided you can keep this level of quality, we see a bright future. Let us determine how we are going to store our orders from you. We’re down range on this project and expect to place an order within the next 45 days or sooner.

Let me know how the purchase process works.

Best, Jim

From: Jim
Date: December 2, 2010 9:21:05 AM EST
Subject: Where Can i purchase your bagels in Tampa?

I was given two packages of your bagels recently, and thought they were the best…where can I purchase them in Tampa?


From: rich
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 5:30 PM
To: ‘andrew russo’
Subject: RE: Samples

Got them. All is good. The guys have descended on them like hawks, and already divided them up for show & tell tomorrow. I have not seen them so excited about selling a product like this before. Much of it comes from your support & attitude to assist.

Thanks, Lord knows we have much to be Thankful for!!

From: Tricia
Date: November 15, 2010 10:48:19 PM EST
Subject: We met you at the restaurant show on sunday

Hi – we met you guys on Sunday at the restaurant show.  We LOVE your bagels.  We are from Memphis, Tennessee (CORKY’S BBQ) – and we are starting a new “non” bbq catering business.  You said you could send us some bagels to play around with and test out – from frozen state!  Can we set up a wholesale account – or should we just order online for now?
Thanks so much.  Tricia

From: susan lange
Date: November 8, 2010 7:41:44 AM EST
To: <>
Subject: Where can I buy these in Chicago area?

I bought these in the suburbs of Chicago weeks ago and cannot remember where I bought them. What a great product !!!! Please tell me where I can find “Just Bagels”.  MY zipcode is 60458 and I live in Justice, IL.  My surrounding zipcodes are 60455 and 60625 if that helps.

Sorry to be silly but,

From: Ellen Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 11:32 AM To: ‘Dominique B Mirza’ Subject: RE: Online Order

They arrived right on time, were absolutely delicious and were the hit of the party! Many thanks. You have me as a customer for life and I hope others who ate them here. As well.

From: Lyndda
Date: November 3, 2010 5:59:06 PM EDT
To: Cliff Nordquist <>
Subject: Fw: Multigrain bagels

Everybody loves them in the area… they cannot keep them in the Starbucks
or Barnes & Nobles…. they are sold out almost first thing.

From: Melinds
Date: October 1, 2010 7:25:28 PM EDT
Subject: Re: Just bagels,

My husband has actually talked to someone at your company and we have tried the bagels.  WE LOVE THEM!!!   We can’t wait to bring them on board.  However, we are looking at starting them the first of the year, we need to get thru the holidays and want to make the bagels our top priority when we receive them.

Your Name: Stephen Subject: Opening a new cafe Message: Hi, We met a nice guy at the Orlando show (i think he was the owner but I didn’t get his card b/c all these agressive women were pushing me out of the way trying to grab his bagels) and would like to order bagels from you once we are opened (month or two). Please send me info on what we need to do to buy from you.
thanks, Steve 
From:Miguel Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 11:03 AM To: andrew russo Subject: RE: Just Bagel Samples

Sounds like a plan. The bagels are the best I’ve ever tasted.  My wife and daughter agree.
Thanks again……….

From: John
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:10 AM
To: Cliff Nordquist
Subject: Re: Bagels


The bagels we have received are a success!.  Our grandson with the
peanut, pine nut, mustard, mango allergies loves them and he has not
had any negative reaction when he eats one of them.
His sister loves to eat them as well, even without any allergies.

Thanks for making life just a little easier for us.


From: EGS3
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: Question…

Cliff:  HOORAY!   In a sea of nothing but bad news, your email about purchasing Just Bagels online is a huge ray of SUNSHINE!

I will order soon!    What a happy day!
My nearby Starbucks stopped carrying them and I have been mooning around, missing my Just Bagels.

Now you have put them within my tastebuds once again.
Many thanks!    Best wishes to the best bagel-makers on the planet!

Your Name: Carolyn
Subject: 100% Whole Wheat Bagels
Message: Dear Just Bagels,

I am the PICKIEST bagel/bread/roll eater that pretty much anyone around me knows, and I stumbled upon your whole wheat bagel last Sunday at a Whole Foods on the way home from a weekend getaway in Tulsa, OK. Whoa! Now THAT is what I call a great bagel!
Anyhoo, I would like to order online, but I am not sure which one is the correct bagel OR if the ones that I bought at Whole Foods are even offered via online.
Also, please let me know which one/or if that one would be correct as being WHOLE WHEAT. I also would like to know if it is in fact, considered 100% whole wheat (I would still buy them, but I really desire excellent-tasting 100% WW bread items).
Thank you so much–I can’t believe I’ve finally found my “forever” bagel!
Forever indebted, and I’ll shout it from the Internet and beyond, Carolyn

Road Food Forum
Date 7/22/2010

David NYC – I saw some Just Bagels being unpacked at a Whole Foods.

Rob – David, if you like bagels you have to check these out…

David NYC – I already have. They are baked across the street from the plant where they USED to make the Sabrett natural casing franks and the onion sauce. I once passed there and the aroma of the bagel plant combined with the hot dog plant had me salivating. There are a number of places in NYC that sell their bagels fresh, and they are the best kind.

They have a few videos shot inside their plant on their website:

From: RobbyB on the Road Food Messageboard
Date: 7/22/2010

This is a message that was sent to me on my website

After many years of literally going through withdrawel trying to find a bagel like the ones I ate in my childhood, I came across this Starbucks in one of my travels that had the very best bagel I ever tasted. Now I’ve had bagels in the Starbucks in my area and it wasn’t the same.

I had to do some investigating to prove to myself that I knew a real old fashion NY bagel when I ate one. After some arm twisting and many phone calls I found out that some, but not all of the Starbucks get their bagels from a Bronx New York company (Just Bagels) I also found out that the starbucks that do carry this bagel, do great with it.

The first thing I did was check the internet to see if they had a website and they did but didn’t sell retail, I was devastated, here I finally found the bagel I had been looking for but couldn’t buy it.

After a few years of contacting Just Bagels via email, and reading all the tributes on their website from people like myself wanting to buy from them, (whalla) they finally did it, I can now buy their delicious old fashion New York bagel directly from their website and I’m now in bagel heaven, it really is the best, you have to eat one to believe it…


From: Penny
Date: July 19, 2010 2:51:28 AM EDT
Subject: Do you deliver 1 box of frozen bagles

If not so tell me and if I send my dad to buy a box of frozen from the bronx bakery what is the price and is the frozen price same as non frozen  ps love your products since day one
From: C

Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:15 PM To: Subject: OMG I love your everything bagels!!!

I’m an individual consumer.

I live in NY but I work in Laurel Maryland and am currently only home one weekend a month.

I was wondering if there was a way to buy your bagels here in Laurel? Do you ship to individual consumers?

Have a great day!

From: Tiffany Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 12:44 PM To: Subject: Where Can I Buy…

Hello Just Bagels,

I’m an avid fan of your multi-grain bagels that are sold at my local Starbucks.  I would really like to buy your bagels without having to go to Starbucks.  Do you sell them directly or can I buy them from a local grocer in my area?

Thank you for making some awesome bagels!


P.S. I live in the Los Angeles area,
From: US Food Service Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 4:15 PM To: Dad Subject: please add

That would be great. Your bagels absolutely rocked!!! Thank you so very much.
Your bagels were very reminiscent of the great ones that I used to get in NY & NJ. My address is as follows:

US Foodservice

From: Leslie
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:23:13 -0700 (PDT)
To: <>
Subject: Bagel samples

Hi John, My husband and I just sampled several of your bagels.  I am happy to say you make an outstanding product.  The texture is excellent – chewy inside but easy to chew.  The onion bagel is awesome.  There are many flavors we are yet to try,however we were full.  I put some bagels in the freezer to test the quality after they thaw.  We’re thinking of carrying all your flavors.  We will be meeting with Lenny Strong from US Foods tonight.  We will keep in touch as our business progresses.  Thank you for the samples. Leslie

From: Claudia Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 12:00 PM To: Subject: chicago area retail?

Hello!  I had the opportunity to try your bagels at the NRA convention last month.  Congratulations on producing an wonderful product!  I would love to buy for myself.  Are you supplying any retailers in the Chicagoland area?


From: “Dr. Charles
Date: May 4, 2010 1:38:11 PM EDT
To: “
Subject: Request

Is there anyone in Alabama (specifically Birmingham, Alabama) who distributes Just Bagels.  I had some on a recent trip to New York and they are the best.  I thought Whole Foods might have them but they don’t.  Look forward to hearing from you.

From: Tiffany
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 1:22 PM
Subject: just bagels in san francisco?

Hi Just Bagels: After visiting our friend in NYC, who had a bunch of Just Bagels to share, my husband can’t get your bagels off his mind.  So the big question of the day, how can we get our hands on Just Bagels in San Francisco? Thanks! tiffany..

From: Taylor
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 9:25 AM To:
Subject: Bagel Question and Sales

Hi Cliff, Love the bagels!  I get them at my local Whole Foods every week.  However, they don’t carry a few I’m interested in, so I have a few questions. How much are a dozen bagels ordered from you, including shipping to Virginia? Do you have nutritional facts and ingredient lists for your bagels? Thanks so much Cliff, Taylor (aka-bagel lover)

From: Simon
Date: April 1, 2010 6:49:16 AM EDT
To: “
Subject: Bagel Availability in Canada?

Hi Cliff, I reside in the the Toronto, Canada area and suspect you are the source for the Starbucks Bagels which are one of the best I’ve eaten. Are you aware of where I can obtain your products here? Thanks, Simon.

From: beansncream
Date: March 27, 2010 9:07:28 AM EDT

My name is George Marsico. I own a coffee shop in pgh. pa and have been using your bagels since i opened up over three years ago. My customers love them I love them and my 92 year old mother thinks there the best bagels she ever had. yesterday my distributor, incredible foods inc.,  closed without giving me any notice and left me scrambling for bagels. since i make all my sandwiches on your bagels and consider them the best in the city. the new bagels that i was forced to use just don’t cut it. please tell me there is another distrbutor in the area that can service my shop with your fantastic bagels.
Thanks George

From: EGS3334
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 11:05 AM
Subject: What happened?

Dear Cliff:
I went to get my usual stack of frozen Just Bagels from the nearby Starbucks, and they informed me they are switching to another provider.   I didn’t know there WAS another provider….Just Bagels are THE BEST, and anything else Starbucks carries will be THE LESS.
My question is, where may I buy your bagels, I like a frozen stack or two to keep at home, and more if company is coming.    Starbucks’ manager always obliged me with whatever order I gave him.

I know you also make Ray’s Bagels, but no one in Columbus OH carries them, to my knowledge.
Any help you can give me will be a very big help.
wish I could order the bagels and sticks directly from you, but know you can’t bother with individual orders.
Thanks, and all best wishes to you and your great bagel company!

From: john
Date: March 9, 2010 10:57:35 AM EST
To: <>,
Subject: FW: Blackstone Coffee Co.

Guys, check out this guy’s review below . . . I also received call backs and requests for samples from Rice Epicurean Markets in Houston and Dorothy Lane Markets in Ohio. We’ll see what happens. —–Original Message—– [] Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:42 AM To: john costelloSubject: RE: Blackstone Coffee Co.
John, The bagels were amazing. You are the clear winner. I had tried samples from A&S and H&H. A&S were totally unprofessional and the bagels were not that good. H&H great operation but the taste and texture were not what we are looking for. Your bagels were the consumate NY bagel flavor profile. Nice and crispy outside with a chewy center. I am definately going with your products. Your customer service has been far ahead of everyone else also. You actually followed up and were very quick to respond to my requests. What other Bialy flavors do you have besides onion? Would it be possible to get some samples of bagel stix and your pumpernickle bagels? We need to get our menu nailed down for submission to the health dept and need to finalize our product mix. Thanks Don Merritt Blackstone Coffee Co

From: Irma
Date: March 6, 2010 12:49:32 PM EST
Subject: Ditribution in Chicago

Hi Cliff,

You guys should so consider possibly distributing your products in the Chicagoland area through a store like Trader Joes. I am in love with your Multigrain/Energy bagels and am sure that they would sell well.

Do you have any stores in Chicago that sell our bagels?



From: themerrywidow
Date: March 1, 2010 4:36:09 PM EST
Subject: Re: multigrain bagels
Hi Cliff,
It’s me, again. Just checking to ask if I can assume my delicious multigrain bagels are not sold in my area. My son bought a locally made multigrain bagel and it was good, but too salty, and tasted very much like a pretzel. Interesting, but it didn’t fill me up and leave me wonderfully satisfied like your bagel does. Hoping Just Bagels will be sold around here soon.
Sincerely, Claudia

Cliff Nordquist

On Feb 19, 2010, at 7:21 AM, themerrywidow1 wrote:

Hi Cliff,
Are your packages of  multigrain bagels available in my area? My son buys one for me whenever he goes to Starbucks and sometimes they are gone before he gets there. These are the best! And for some reason, I have found them to be good for my blood glucose levels when one bagel is eaten with a banana each morning. My doctor told me I shouldn’t eat bagels, for a variety of reasons, (I am overweight) but I like that my blood sugar is good and I feel full after such a breakfast.
Stores in my area and within a 20 mile radius include Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions, Trader Joes, Mother’s, and Albertsons, plus a few other specialty markets frequented by my son. Please tell me that someplace here carries your wonderful product.
Sincerly Claudia

From: Alene
Date: February 20, 2010 6:56:02 AM EST
Subject: Just Bagels are simply the best!!!!

Good morning from Sunny Puerto Rico!!!!!

I am sending you this note because I am simply in love with your bagels.

I have been researching and trying to figure out if there is someone (besides Starbucks) selling them here but unfortunately there is not.

I wanted to purchase several packs online but it seems like you do not ship outside the NY area.

I was wondering if you could do an exception and mail them to me via Priority Mail.  I assume full responsibility if they do not reach me fresh or on time.  Shipping to PR is the same as within any other US State.

I am interested in purchasing four (4) bags of the 6 pack Multi-grain Energy bagels.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,



From: Carole
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 12:20 PM
To: Just Bagels

Hello Cliff,
t was a pleasure talking with you on the phone.
After visiting our children in New York and tasting your bagels, sesame bagels in particular, my ability to enjoy anyone else’s bagel is ruined.
Please add my name to your “product wanted list” so that hopefully at some time, I will be able to purchase, or order your bagels to be delivered where I live.
Thanks you for your kindness on the telephone.

From: Lyndda
Date: January 27, 2010 6:40:16 PM EST
My husband and I are looking for the multi grain bagels from Starbucks and I think Barnes and Nobles… they are fantastic.  They told us they were from Balford Farms in NY, yet they are in NJ… you are in NY If you are the correct place… how could we by these bagels?  We live in Bethlehem PA and work in Newark NJ Thanks, Lyndda

From: Justin
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 11:48 AM
Subject: multigrain bagel

Can I buy the starbucks multigrain bagels from you directly?
Please let me know if this is possible.  They are excellent and I can’t keep paying for these at starbucks.
Thank you,

From: Tom
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 8:44 AM

Hi Cliff,

Thank you for the bagels you sent.  I honestly can tell you they are the best bagels ever.  Our plans to open a Bagel and Deli shop in early 2010 are still in the works and your bagels will be the only bagels we sell.

Thanks again and if all goes as planned I will contact you again next year.

Tom and Brandy

From: steenth
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:57 AM
Subject: Just bagels

Just wanted to drop you a note, thanking you for your product.  They are the best frozen bagels I have found and at a reasonable cos

From: Bonnie
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: bagels of course : )

Hi Cliff,

Twice now since I have finished the bagels you so generously sent me I’ve been to Starbucks on George Washington Highway in the Lincoln Mall Plaza in Lincoln, Rhode Island and they’ve been sold out. I’ve given up. I asked and one of the employees said they only put out 6. SIX bagels in a coffee shop? SIX of the most delicious bagels on earth…in a coffee shop???….they’re probably gone before I wake up!  I don’t get it.

I’m sorry but your bagels are worthy of a heck a lot more than that.  I understand that Starbucks doesn’t want to end up tossing them but we’re talking about PHENOMENAL bagels here.

Cliff…..I’m probably as passionate about eating your multigrain bagels as you are making them!  They’re delicious! Not too salty…not too sweet….juuuuuuuuuuuuuust right!

Your life is too short to live another day without a multigrain Just Bagel friend,

From: Frank
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 8:07 PM


From: Bonnie
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 11:28 AM
Subject: Fw: bagels of course : )

Hi Cliff,

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I am having multigrain bagel withdrawals! I’ve already been to the second Starbucks today hoping to find a multigrain bagel….I would have accepted a morsel but again….they were sold out . I will gladly pay you Tuesday for some multigrain bagels today  (I can only hope you know or remember the Popeye Show or you’ll think I’m really crazy).

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAS E let me buy some.  I know you’re working on the ability to sell them online but in the meantime I’m suffering (a little dramatic ehhhh).  Sell me some…………send me some…………..but I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEED some.

Your overly dramatic justbageloholic friend,

From: yazmin
Date: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:31 am
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To: Hi! I am from Puerto Rico and I try the Multigrain Bagel at Starbucks and they are awsome!!!! trying to find out the brand I finnally get to you. Can I buy online from you? how can i do that??? Thanks, Yazmin Deynes-Exclusa

From: “Bonnie”

Re: bagels of course : )
Date: Sat Aug 8, 2009 9:36 amSize: 4K


Hi Cliff, I am sitting here this glorious Saturday morning eating one of the multigrain energy bagels you sent me and I savoring every single bite! Within the past 1-1/2 years I’ve lost 40 pounds the hard way…..through changing my diet and by going to the gym. I’ve got 20 pounds left to go and WILL do it. The beautiful part about eating this bagel….I DON’T FEEL GUILTY!!!!! I have incorporated it into my eating plan. I toast 1/2 (sometimes whole), put peanut butter on it, drink a large glass of water, go to the gym and feel great!  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start selling these bagels online soon. I only have a couple bagels left and really don’t want to drive around town looking for them at Starbucks especially when I already know they’ll most likely be sold out : (  I think if you market them as energy bagels or even make some in the form of a bar or rectangular shaped bagel (very appealing to women as they may not want to eat the entire bagel)….you would attract an even larger market and could make $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. They’re absolutely delicious! Food for thought : )
Your justbageloholic friend,Bonnie

From: Ashia
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 11:15 AM
Subject: Multigrain

Hi Cliff,

I am interested in purchasing a dozen bagels, how can I do this? I have
experienced the multi-grain bagels from Starbucks and have been mesmerized
ever since my first bite!!

Ashia J.

From: “Ginger Subj: Ordering bagels Date: Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:43 pm Size: 811 bytes To:   Hi,   Can just the average person like me order your bagels? If so, please tell me how to do so!   Thanks, Ginger Newbold

From: “Bonnie”
Subj: Re: bagels of course : )
Date: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:35 pm Size: 19K

Hi Cliff,   I just read the email from Jonathan telling me that you are sending me a dozen bagels……….THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!   I have visions of multigrain bagels in my head. I CAN’T WAIT! to toast one. I am truly a justbagelaholic! Not only do you make the best bagels on the planet butyou also have THE BEST customer service I’ve ever had the pleasure to come in contact with.   I hope you meant it when you said I could come to NY because I’m feeling a trip in my future Again, thank you very much!   Sincerely, Bonnie

From: Bonnie
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: bagels of course

Hi Cliff,
My sister in law and her husband live in CT. They went the NYC for weekend and brought a couple back.
In the meantime, I looked over your website and read the testimonials to discover they are sold at Starbucks and Borders.
I went to Starbucks…..none left…..I went to a second Starbucks….1 left. I grabbed it and asked how many they put per day…they said 6. 6!!!!!!!!! WHY only 6. If there are 6 justbageloholics like me…..I’ll be driving around searching for my multigrain bagel!
Please tell me you sell them elsewhere….a place that I can stock up. We eat bagels for breakfast everyday and believe it not….the ONLY other frozen bagels we purchase are Ray’s Sesame bagels!
I hope you can help me….I have a feeling I’m never going to be satisfied with another bagel after tasting that little piece of heaven.

From: Bonnie Sent:
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:33 AM
To: Subject: bagels of course

Dear Cliff,
I recently had the most DELICIOUS bagel I ever had in my LIFE!!! and found out it was made by Just Bagels.
Please, please, please sell me some packages of bagels. I would purchase as many as I need to….6 packages, 10 packages. We eat bagels every day and I would freeze them.
That multi-grain bagel was so darn good…..if you don’t sell on line I believe you’re missing out on a HUGE market. HUGE $$$$ missed.  Internet buying is what people do. I’d buy them as holiday gifts for EVERYBODY!
Please sell me your bagels…..please take my money!  In this economy how many people are begging somebody to take their money

From: David
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:06 AM To: Subject: Multigrain bagel ingredients
I enjoy your multigrain bagels at Starbucks. Could you let me know what the ingredients are? I’d like to know just how much whole grain is in the product versus refined grain. Thank you. David and Chevy

From: Liz
Subj: Bagels in Michigan
Date: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:08 pm
Size: 179 bytes

Hi there. I live in Michigan and wonder how I might be able to get
your bagels. They are awesome.

Can you tell me how I can order them, or get them in state?


— Liz

From: Cocoa
Date: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:02 pm
Size: 1K

Thank you for your quick response. Can you tell me if there are any stores
in The Bronx that sell Just Bagels? I have always enjoyed them and would like to start
buying them again.

Thank you.


From: Kala
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:07 PM
Subject: LOVE your Bagels!!

Importance: High
We discovered your bagels while on two recent trips to St. John in the US Virgin Islands.
We first tried them this past December and then turned some more friends onto them last week during our most recent trip.
I figure if I can buy these awesome bagels on a small island in the Caribbean I surely can find them here in Northern Virginia.
Can you tell me if Safeway, Wegmans or Giant Food carry your bagels here in Northern Virginia?
I LOVE them and will ONLY buy your bagels from now on if I can find them.  They are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.  WONDERFUL!!
Thanks for your help… had to have a croissant this morning for breakfast.. just wasn’t the same.. (sigh!)

From: Pearl
Subj: Re: Bagels
Date: Tue Jun 9, 2009 9:48 pm Size: 1K

thanks for your quick response. I am heading out to Stop and Shop tomorrow morning. Does Starbucks sell them frozen or as their own bagel with—? I would like to be able to buy them fresh- Any chance of finding them?   On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 9:34 PM, wrote: Pearl, your best bet is to buy them at stop & shop. They are in the freezer next to Lenders called Rays NY bagels. We also sell to Starbucks & Barnes & Noble.

From: Sara
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 10:06 AM

Subject: Re: Tracking # for Blueberry Bagel Samples

Jonathan & Cliff –
FABULOUS bagels!  My favorite has always been blueberry and yours, WOW, are absolutely wonderful!  I opened the box, the smell…..  I opened the bag and quickly cut into one to have everyone on staff sample one (I ate 1/2 of one & Bob ate a whole one).  I actually had to lick the blueberry off my fingers!  They ALL agreed they taste like BLUEBERRY!  What did I expect though?  I grew up in Ohio and we grew some wonderful blueberries and I only imagine NY is the same.
Bob is currently on his way to our customer with bagels in hand, along with some cream cheese samples I put together.  Bob had actually purchased some of the blueberry from some of our local competition (Einstein Bagels & Panera) and agreed that yours blows theirs out of the water! (pun intended.  water bagels. 😉
Also, can you confirm the minimum order?  Is it possible to get less than 3 pallets?  We keep our freezer at 0, will this be an optimal temp?  What are the baking instructions for par-baked, 5 min @ 450-500?
Thank you again for all of your help!  I will let you know when I know what their decision is.

From: Willis Sent:
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:01 AM

Subject: Sellers in Washington, DC I was wondering if you have any distributors that sell to the public in Washington, DC? I discovered your multi-grain bagels at a local café and love them. However, I’d like to buy some for my family at home. I’d even be willing to buy them in bulk and freeze them until I use them. Thanks! Stephanie Willis Operations Coordinator, Standards and Operations Division

From: John
Subj: Re: Bagels Date:
Thu May 14, 2009 5:16 pm
Size: 3K To:

Cliff,   Many Thanks. After we all reviewed your letter, I was dispatched last night to the local Barnes & Nobel to get a few plain bagels for a test samplings. And I am happy to report that our grandson did not have any health issues when he ate the bagel, just wanted to know why I didn’t get a cinnamon raisin bagel for him.   Thanks for making our morning very rewarding.     John Coghlan

From: Alvin Bronstein
Subj: Bagels
Date: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:09 pm Size: 370 bytes To: “”

Cliff   I had the pleasure to experience a Just Bagel multigrain in the red carpet club in Denver. What a great surprise. It was wonderful.   I would like to order some for my house. Is this possible to ship FedEx etc. Is there a minimum number required?   I live in Denver. You make a great product.   Sincerely   Al Bronstein Denver, CO

From DanielTo:
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 12:50 PM
Subject: Expanding delivery area to Clayton N.C.

Good Afternoon,

I’ve recently moved to N.C. from N.J. and I would like to introduce my friends and possible business partners to your products. I’ve tried several of your products while I was in N.J. and what is being offered down here in N.C. just doesn’t compare.

If at anytime in the near future your product line is available in my area I’d appreciate being notified.

Thank you,


From: Hayley
Date: Thu Apr 2, 2009 2:10 pm Size: 1K

Hi,   I work in the Massachusetts area and have become addicted to the wonderful Multi-Grain bagels from Starbucks. I recently found out that you are the supplier of those bagels. Can I purchase some directly from you? I’m sure this isn’t the first time someone emailed you with this question. Any information you can give, would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks   Hayley M. Droth Manager Cold Stone Creamery 47 Commerce Way Seekonk, MA 02771 Store: (508)   Remember, every day is a great day for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery!

From: “Anne
Subj: Your bagels…
Date: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:04 pm Size: 856 bytes

Hi Cliff,   I’m sure you receive this type of message frequently! I usually ordered cinnamon raison bagel until Starbuck ran out of them one day and all they had was the multi-grain bagel. Just that one bagel was enough for me to frequent the Starbuck even more. Unfortunately, for the past 3 days, my husband had tried but failed to attain one from Starbuck. I would love it if you can give me another location where I can buy your bagel besides Freshdirect, since I don’t usually order my grocery online and I would only order your bagels if I do. Please let me know if there’s another way of attaining your bagels (short of trying to make Starbuck sell me their stash…).   I live in Queens, NY. (if nothing can be worked out … I’m going to ask my husband to make special trips …..)   Thank you!!!   Sincerely yours,   Anne

From: Brenda
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 12:51 PM
Subject: order

Hi, How do I get your bagels here in Texas? There does not seem to be a way to order from you online. Help! We love your multi-grain that we discovered at the Barnes and Noble Cafe in Sugar Land!!! Brenda

From: “anthea”
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 4:20 PM
Subject: Those multi grain bagels     >

Hi. > I believe your multi grain bagels are sold at Starbucks and I wanted to > let you know that they are the perfect food, delicious too, for my > fiance’s diverticulosis since he’s not supposed to eat seeds and stuff > like that! Can I order some form you directly? If yes, what > quantities, how much? > Please let me know at: > Anthea Stakis > > Thank you, thank you, thank you. > I look forward to your reply to know what I can do! > Thanks, > AS

From: Wendel
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 2:47 PM
Subject: Bagel purchase for my wife

I wanted to confirm the information that I got is correct that your company provides bagels to the Ashbrook Commons Starbucks in Ashburn, Virginia.  I understand this request may be random but my wife loves the multigrain bagel at the Starbucks and the store now seems to always have run out when she goes there.
Her obsession for the multigrain bagel began shortly after our third child was born and I brought my wife a bagel and coffee at the hospital.  The store was out of plain bagels (her normal order) and I went ahead and ordered her a multigrain bagel hoping she would be happy with it.  Her initial disappointment at the lack of a plain bagel was reversed after she ate the multigrain bagel.  She absolutely loved it.  Since then, she only orders the multigrain bagel and is downtrodden if the store is out.
If you do indeed provide bagels for the Starbucks, I would love to order some to keep in stock at home, if possible.
Please let me know if you do indeed ship bagels to the Ashbrook Commons Starbucks and if so, how I can purchase some of your multigrain bagels.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my email. Jon

From: “Jersey Java ”
Subj: ordering
Date: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:07 pm Size: 1K
To:   Cliff

Your bagels are absolutely delicious. Can you please send me you price list and ordering information? I would like to offer your bagels in my coffee shop in Southern New Jersey.   Mary

Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 2:15 PM
Subject: ordering

Hi my name is Casie and I am starting a coffee shop at the Creek View Grill in Hayden Colorado.  I have tasted your bagels at a Barns and Nobles before and was very impressed!  I was wondering if you could send me some prices and possibly ordering information?

thank you so much! look forward to hearing from you!


From: Andrew
Sent: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 9:11 pm
Subject: you saved us with the bagels

I brought the bagels back home to NC and my wife almost passed out – we are feasting.    Thanks again – you made our day.   -Andrew
From: arussofl Subj: Re: you saved us with the bagels Date: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:27 pm Size: 922 bytes To: aklein cc: CLIFF@JUSTBAGELS.COM   you are very very welcome. next time gotta get you some: everything, pumpernickel, onion & of course cinnamon raisin…for the kids. we will definitely stay in touch, glad to bring you to bagel heaven!!!

From: David
Subj: new customer info
Date: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:30 am Size: 550 bytes To:

Hi!   I just started using Just Bagels now that they are in stock at Sysco Central Florida and they are amazing!!! We were using a local bakery here in Orlando, but yours are by far the best I’ve seen! Do you have any POS I can get, particularly on the Everything Energy Bagel, —

Date: 5/25/08 1:42 pm
To: “”
Subj: ordering French Toast & Multi-Grain Bagel

Hi Cliff! I get multi-grain bagels from Starbucks @ 96th & Madison every morning and did a little bit of research to see who their supplier is! I just love your bagels and I would like to order some for my mom to take back to the Philippines. Do you ship order out to NJ? Or would I have to drive over to the Bronx to get the bagels? Let me know which way is the best to keep them fresh until they reach the Philippines. Thank you so much!! Aprille

From: “ramon cortez”
Date: 5/19/08 3:40 pm
To: “” Subj: Hi

Hi, I live out here in Arizona, and I’m having a 50th birthday party for my dad who loves your bagels. I wanted to surprise him and serve the bagels at the party. I’d probably need around 100. Can this be done? How are your bagels shipped?

To: “cliff”
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 14:36:08 -0500
Subject: delivery next week

hi, I know you did me a favor by getting me this order in the first place for 270 cases but usage has sky rocketed in this market and in just one week we went through 395 cases. is there any possible way to add 2 pallets onto this order? if not I understand but wow, look at those babies sell!
Enjoy the Day, Trysh

From: “Joann
To: Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 14:43:55 -0400 Subject: delivery

My wife and I enjoy your bagels at Barnes and Nobles here in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Is there any way we can order some for our own directly from you? Tim

From: Wendie
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 08:15:34 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: French Toast Bagels!

Hi Cliff, I work in Manhattan and go to Starbucks every morning for my coffee and French Toast Bagel. All of a sudden they are not carring them anymore. My friends at work and I love the French Toast Bagels and I searched online and found that you are the supplier of these delicious bagels. Where can I purchase French Toast Bagels? Thanks, Wendie

From: “Mike Pizza”
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 23:00:28 -0500
Subject: RE: par-baked bagel samples

Hi Cliff, I received the samples they were great. Susan with Deiorios tried to get Roma Foods on board with their/your product but they don’t’ deliver to my area. I’ve tried everyone’s par baked bagels: A&S, H&H… Just Bagels is the best. I need them for my shop. Is there anyone else or another way to get them to Bedford, Va 24523? I need approximately 750 bagels per week. Thanks, Mike Pizza

From: “Kerry”
Date: 1/8/08 12:21 am To: “”
Subj: French Toast Bagels

Hi there, I realized that your French Toast Bagels are sold at Starbucks around here in Manhattan and I just love those bagels! I saw your link to freshdirect but they do not appear to have the French Toast flavor for sale. How can I buy some of these for my freezer? I’d really appreciate it if you could help me out with this. Thanks! Sincerely, Kerry

From: “Schiaffo
To: Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 08:46:59 -0500
Subject: Price List Good Morning and Seasons Greetings!

I recently moved from the Bronx to FL in April and miss my Just Bagels. I just went down to Nature’s Table in my office building and saw Just Bagels – I couldn’t believe it. I had the French Toast which others have been raving about and I must say – it was just delicious!
Do you ship to individuals or just corporations? I would love to see a price list/order form. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

From: “Robert
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 12:00:28 -0500
Subject: consumer sales

I just read some of your testimonials and I could have written some of them myself. I do not live in the New York area, have never seen a Starbucks in my city that even sells a bagel(except in Barnes and Noble) and would like to know if they are available for purchase, directly. I guess they would lose some of their “out of the oven flavor” but I did purchase some from a local coffee house and they are the best. I look forward to your reply. Thanks

Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 19:03:41 -0500
Subject: Bagels, what else?????
Dear Cliff:

My Denver family just left, and your generous-sized box of bagels arrived yesterday during the middle of their visit, mercifully saving us from the Lender’s!     All I can say is, they agreed they never had a better bagel.

I am going to write you a snail-mail letter as soon as I clear up from the visit.    But, I can’t wait to hear,
yes or no, if you ship boxes of a dozen or two bagels/bialys/sticks to individuals.   I have about six or eight recipients I would send to if you do small orders to non-commercial-customers.    Overnight or two day would be fine.

If you do ship, I would fax the list to you and include charge card #, or would send a check if you prefer,
or even one of my 20 grandchildren…..I might not miss just one of ’em.

You are a truly savvy businessman, and the good will you have generated from me alone must be emanating in waves up there in Bronx, New Yawk.    I don’t know how to thank you.

Everyone I have bragged to about your bagels to, is waiting with baited breath to see if they are going to partake of the Bagels Ain’t Bagels Unless They’re JUST BAGELS which I told them I would hope to send them.

Would there be a distributor in the Columbus area from whom I could purchase, if you don’t do residential shipments?    Anyway, anyhow, anywhere, lead me to where I can get Just Bagels!

Much appreciation from Esther

Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 22:49:43 EST
Subject: WOW, what a bagel !

Dear Just Bagels: I had my first Starbucks experience last week. My friend insisted on taking me, we had coffee and she got a bagel, gave me half with cream cheese. I said, no, no, I don’t want any, I had breakfast. She insisted. Well, I was hooked from that first bite! I kept breaking small pieces off the half she gave me, and finished it all, and with cream cheese. I prevailed upon Starbucks twice now to sell me your bagels from their freezer. Yes, the OH-YOU kosher certification made it perfect, and all of my family can enjoy Just Bagels. My husband was third generation in a hand-operation bakery here in Columbus, Ohio, that made the best cissel rye, pumpernickel and BAGELS and more that I have ever had anywhere. When he closed the bakery in 1970 due to health problems and trouble getting the European bakers, we kept one bagel in the freezer for a souvenir. When I saw your Just Bagels and tasted it, it was like a revelation! It is the first time I have ever had a bagel that approaches the old Schwartz Bakery bagel of yore. The size, the beautiful golden, glossy top crust, and the soft, tasty innards…… me, Just Bagels is what a bagel SHOULD BE. And you don’t have to break your jaw chewing…… They are PERFECT. I am very excited about “discovering” them. I’d like to send them to my family in Denver, Baltimore and Teaneck NJ, and want to know if you ship them. I hope so. If not, I will have to prevail upon my local Starbucks in Bexley to please order several dozen for me to pick up. You have the right formula, I will spread the word about you here in Columbus, Ohio, so if you see business booming here, you’ll know I’m on the Just Bagels Publicity Tour ! All best wishes, thanks for your superior, delicious bagels. Esther

From: “Paul – Vice President,
Date: 12/4/07 2:37 pm
Subj: Re: Just Bagels

Cliff;   You bet, the moment I opened the box and the smell wafted across the hall, David Green, our CEO was in to look at them.   Thom Pannullo, our COO, and I toasted a couple of them up and I had two, with sliced turkey, honey nut cream cheese and roasted tomato for lunch.  So, we all really appreciated the quality of your product; now, how do we start talking about price?   I am traveling the rest of this week so I¹m going to be limited to e-mail.   Take care, Paul

From: guillaume
Subject: I want your Bagels !
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 16:36:34 -0500

Hi, I was in the states for a very short business trip, and I grabbed a Bagel just before I flew back home. It was one of yours and I thought it was the best bagel ever! I was wondering if you sell to Canadian customers or if you could ship a small quantity directly to me. I would pay the shipping, (we could mark the box as samples or gift to avoid duties problems). I would like to have a few 6 packs (I guess it is packs of 6 bagels??? Could I get packs of 6). Maybe 3 of each; Sesame, Plain, Energy/Multigrain, Sun Dried Tomato, Blueberry, Whole wheat, Cinnamon Raisin, Poppy, Pumpernickel.
I will froze it and take it out the freezer when I need some. I think it’s the best way for me to have good bagels. Unfortunately, my freezer would not contain more than these packs. I hope you can arrange some shipment for me. I really want to have your bagels. I can’t find any Bagels as good as yours here. By the way, I’m in the greater Montreal area, Canada.
Thank You Very Much

From: “Mark
Date: 11/5/07 9:13 pm
To: “”
Subj: missing the good stuff

I’m at this moment watching the Food Network show The Secet Life of…   So far, only Just Bagels reminds me of what a bagel is SUPPOSED to be!   The last time I had a decent bagel was on a business trip to CT six years ago. It was at an airport shop, so it may have beenone of yours. Prior to that, I had met a man here in St Cloud MN who have the only bagel shop. Tons of business because they were made like Just Bagels makes ’em! He did use a small bagel making machine at times, but he showed me the proofing, boiling, and baking on the cornstarch processes.  From him I first learned the term “bread with a hole it”.   They he was taken out of business when a Panera Bread opened across the highway.    Oh sure, we have a few frachised bagel restaurants in Minnesota, but seeing the Food Network segment on Just Bagels reminded me that a NY area bagel can’t be duplicated.   Unfortunately, in the past few years, I’ve found I have MS and I’m not doing well enough for leisure travel any longer.And by this time in the letter I am typing with Justa Couple Fingers! (hand cramp and muscle failure)   I need to stop now, but thanks for reminding me of the tasiest bagel experience I’d had. Maybe one day Just Bagels will locate Just One bagel bakery nearby and I’ll travel often to enjoy!   Mark

Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:32:55 EDT
Subject: Information about bagels
Good Afternoon Cliff,
I am in the process of opening an ice creamery & coffee house in Sarasota, FL.  My partner Stephen & I tried your bagels at the food show in Orlando.  We were both impressed and thought your bagels were the best we have had in a very long time, so we of course would like to carry your bagels in our store.  We are still in the process of doing the build out, but should be open before Thanksgiving.

I called and left a message on Monday.  I am anxious to get my vendors lined up, so when you have a chance, please email or call me at your earliest convenience. I look forward to speaking with you.  Thank you.

Jo Jo

Date: 10/19/07 5:42 pm


From Aaron
To: Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 07:29:30 -0400
I’m so pleased that we have your bagels here in the cafeteria at SUNY-Downstate- they are some of the best bagels I’ve had, and the fact that they’re kosher makes it very convenient for guys like me.
Keep up the great baking!

From: “rafaelina
Date: 9/18/07 4:03 pm
To: “” Subj: french toast bagels
i am crazy in love with your french toast can i by them by the dozen besides at starbucks….thanks…pls reply

From: “Rickey
Date: 8/7/07 4:32 pm
To: “
Subj: French Toast Bagel

Cliff, I was at starbucks today and had a French Toast bagel. It was the  best god damn thing i have ever had in my entire life. The guy at  starbucks said he thinks they get them from you guys. Is this  true?????  if it is how can i buy them by the dozen? Please let me know. Thanks for your help Rickey G

From: “Dora
Date: 5/4/07 10:23 am
To: “
Subj: No “Just Bagels” in Hawaii :

Aloha Cliff! I just spoke with you this morning. I have to say that I really enjoyed eating the 2 lonely bagels my girlfriend left at my home. She acquired the bagels from a United Airlines flight to Hawaii from San Francisco.  I hope to see your bagels on our store shelves here in Hawaii. In the meantime however, I would be blessed to be able to purchase some from you. If this becomes a possibility, please let me know ! ! !

From: “Anthony
Date: 5/3/07 10:53 pm
To: “
Subj: Florida needs bagels!

We need GOOD bagels in Spring Hill. I’m from Howard Beach, N.Y.11414 and retired to Spring Hill, Florida and there are NO Good BAGEL stores here. Would you consider shipping to my home????

Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 2:30 PM

I tried your product at the Orlando food show and thought they were outstanding. I would like some samples for my Director and Director of Operations to try. We run dining services at the University of Central Florida. We have three retail outlets that are interested in selling a quality bagel. Please get back to me about this inquiry. Thank you.


Monday, March 19, 2007 8:54 PM

Hey Cliff!!!!  My mom just phoned you to inquire as to where she can buy your bagels in bulk, so on her behalf and because she doesn’t have email I thought I would write to you!!!   I was impressed by her steps and means to go about asking how to get more of your bagels!!!!  Asking the barista, getting a phone number and following through by calling a long distance number to get MORE info!!!   We are in Seattle and of course like we love our coffee and BAGELS!!!    Thanks for taking the time to chat w/my mom.

Monday, March 19, 2007 6:22 PM

Cliff,  hi this is Joe Pasquale i received your bagel sample last week and i have to say i am not a big bagel fan but i am now those are the most incredible bagels i have ever had they are just amazing..can you send me a price list when the pastry shop opens i we will sell the bagels and thank you from my haeart for sending the samples i really appreciate it so much JOE PASQUALE

Thursday, March 15, 2007 9:01 PM

Hey cliff, yes we got your samples and they were awesom,  and we know bagels they were execpitional!!!! we tryed others one from A&S bagels and they did not even compare at all… we want more can we order on line or phone … let me know if you can… but yours are great… thank you so much we will work out the details for our store when it gets a little closer but tenitively August is the month were shooting for… thanks again, tery bordsen redding, ca

February 11, 2007, 02:03:30 PM
I go to the Bronx just to get just bagels. I used to bring them back to DC with me when I was in school because my friends liked them so much. The bagels are delicious and addicting. Sandwiches are good but I always get a classic bagel with cream cheese
Jean from Jersey

8th December 2006, 11:15 PM

I’m an old fashion traveling salesman from NY that loves his morning bagel with a smear. I always wondered if there were any national bagel specialty bakery/coffee shop chains that serve what a bagel afficianado would consider a real New York bagel, or are such shops confined to ethnic mom-and-pop operations? Well I found one and it’s Starbucks!
Harold Cohen
Starbucks buys bagels from Just Bagels

Thread Started on Aug 11, 2006, 9:30pm

I love bagels, but I use to agree with the prevailing notion that it’s hard  to get a good one outside of New York. What distinguishes a New York bagel from the wannabes? The ingredients? Methods of preparation? The  skills and ethnic background of the bakers (i.e., must they have trained under Jewish mothers who made them for their families back in  the old country? well whatever the reason I found the best bagel I ever tasted in Florida and it’s made by Just Bagels.
Helene Stein, an ex new yorker

By KATHY SAUNDERS Published July 26, 2006

Taster’s Choice panelists claimed to be open-minded about store-bought bagels. They prefer the morning offering at the local bagel shop, as do I, but they will reach for a substitute in a pinch. The only rule: Bagels have to be really fresh to be good.
We sampled 10 bagels from local grocery stores – two were from the freezer section and warmed in the oven or microwave as directed by the manufacturer.
Judges liked Ray’s frozen bagels $2.50 for a bag of six from Publix. They gave these 70 out of a possible 100 points. Three of the four panelists said they would buy the Ray’s brand.
Panelists liked the chewy texture of the bagels, the slightly sweet taste and the light brown color.
“They are better than a regular bagel,” said one.
Another judge said, “These look like they came right out of the oven fresh.”
Only one judge complained that the Ray’s bagels weren’t presliced.
Rays New York Bagels are made by Just Bagels Mfg. inc

If it’s bagels you want, satisfactory taste is in store

 Just Bagels Deli
Ahhhhh Bagels!
They arent open as often as i hoped but man its worth it. These Bagels are so fresh and rich that you could eat 3 and wish your stomach could fit one more. They arent a store or deli either as it says here. It’s more like a stand inside a store. You tell the worker what you want and you get it freshly made in a matter of minutes. Magnicifo! is one word not to small to describe what there bagels taste like.
Posted 11/15/2005 at 10:50pm  by Peter I
Just Bagels – 287 Westchester Ave
Bronx, New York
This store buys Par-Baked bagels from Just Bagels Mfg, inc

Posted: Oct Wed 26th 2005 7:08am

I’m from Queens New York and there is just a different taste and quality to a NY bagel. It’s very hard to describe. I went to CA and visited a place which touts “New York bagels” but they sure didn’t taste anything like real NY bagels. I think NY bagels have a unique taste, distinctive and strong. It *could* be the water — I’ve heard that NY pizza is the same way — it’s very hard to find decent NY pizza anywhere but NY. After 5 years of searching I finally found one place that sells what I’m looking for, bagels made by Just bagels in NY. I guess their shipped frozen, who cares, the best I ever had.

7:16:16 AM, Thursday, July 21, 2005

Ok, maybe I’m not qualified to review bagels, but I feel like I am obligated to review Just Bagels My brother and everyone in Reading are obsessed with the ones I bring them a few times a year. Reason #1: When I say everyone back home loves these bagels, I am not lying, they can’t get enough of them, when I do come home their hands are out, god forbid I didn’t have any with me. Reason #2: The NY bagel claim is true and the last thing I want to do is open up this debate.  I’m sure Just Bagels will acknowledge that it does make New York bagels the old fashion way, just like they claim to do.
At some places these bagels are freshly made in front of the customers in huge ovens. But going on the testimonials of others who rave about their bagels, I’m going to boldly state that Just Bagels are probably the best around Then again, what do I know, I just eat them and love them.
Leonard Dwoskin, just an all around guy.

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:54

Ever have one of those days when you’re hungry, but nothing really appeals to you? So you sit around listless, waiting for divine inspiration, as your stomach growls louder and louder… Fortunately, for situations like these, I can always be enticed to eat a bagel by Just Bagels. Just Bagels is a company out of the Bronx, and the Bronx is exactly where you’d expect folks who know how to make a good bagel. The company ships the bagels frozen to grocers and restaurants alike who then thaw them and put them out with the daily bakery. I buy my four-pack of Just Bagels at the Jenifer St. Market for $2.99. They come in a variety of flavors, such as egg, everything, cinnamon and raisin, blueberry, sesame, and whole wheat, but I tend to go for the plain bagels, which I always eat with peanut butter. Indie Coffee on Regent St. also sells the tasty circular goodness. I suppose other places around town do, too, but I haven’t taken a survey. Why do I like Just Bagels? Well, because they’re your basic hearty bagel, and not drizzled in this or that nonsense. They also taste excellent plain and untoasted, which is something that can not be said for many bagels that will remain nameless. I also like eating stuff that makes me feel like a “tough guy,” and how could you feel like anything but a “tough guy” eating a bagel from the Bronx? Question for bagel eaters out there. What’s with the frosting?!!! I can’t believe how many people I’ve witnessed applying cream cheese in proportions so that you’d think they there were frosting a cake. That’s a heck of a lot of extra fat and calories folks, and it still tastes pretty good with only a smidge. Just saying.
posted by svetlana

Feb 19, 2004 5:51

Great bagels, always very fresh, makes the best bagel sandwiches, my particular favorite is the Chix salad sandwich.
Jessica M

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 3:45 pm
I just experienced the following epiphany (with the help of a knowledgeable friend): could the alleged (!) superiority of the New York bagel have something to do with kosher methods/ingredients? The best bagel I ever had was made by Just Bagels and that is a Kosher bagel.

Mon. 02/o9/04/04:26 PM

I grew up in NYC, the bagel capital of the world. More to the point, I grew up in Brooklyn, the bagel capital of NY. In fact, I lived not far from Kings Highway which is well known as — you guessed it — the bagel capital of Brooklyn. The odd thing is, now that I live upstate, I have found a bagel every bit as good as the ones I grew up with. It’s made by Just Bagels and might even be better the ones I grew up eating.


I just tasted your multi-grain bagels at a coffee shop in Wilmington, Delaware, and wanted to see if it is possible to order directly from you.  The shop had 4 and by the time I left I had purchased all of them.  By far your bagels are the absolute best I have ever eaten.  Please let me know if it is possible to order from you.  Thank you.


Thanks for sending me this! keep them coming!!!!!!!! The multigrain is a damn good bagel.  The new & improved cinnamon raisin is good too. Irene

just bagels are geat bagels, even makes good sandwiches that works with anything you prefer to put on them, good comfort food, I can’t stop eating them, I’m hooked.

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