“With the introduction of lighter foods like the tuna avocado cucumber salad (with hints of cilantro and lime juice) and an array of Mediterranean dishes, King of Bagels is poised to become the go-to destination for lunch.
Ever since he took over the business in summer 2018, owner Fady Malaty has been tinkering with the menu and gaining fans along the way. With invaluable input from his customers, Fady has rounded out the standards of sandwiches, wraps, paninis and bagel creations with lamb gyros, smashed avocado with eggs on toast, veggie omelets and feta salads and other additions.
For those with a bigger appetite, his sandwiches are stuffed with even more meat, and the Italian dishes are hearty.
Not to be overlooked: kids (of all ages) have their own special items: mini, French toast, blueberry and rainbow bagels. There’s even Oreo cream cheese. Warning: call ahead to order since these specialties go fast!
For those in the know, behind-the-scenes Jerry Lesi is still the number one bagel-making master and Italian cuisine chef and is now baking artisanal breads. Previously he lived in Italy, where he received intense culinary training that he applied at an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn for 24 years as head chef.
In addition to the menu upgrades, Fady has renovated the interior with warm and welcoming décor and new floors, paneling and ceiling, replaced the air conditioning to improve the customer experience and has extended the hours to 6am -4pm on most days; on Sundays/Mondays it closes at 3pm. The team has expanded to over five members, each decked out in a King of Bagels shirt.
With loads of ideas up his sleeve, now is the time to stop by, chat with Fady and share some ideas.
Who knows perhaps a sandwich will debut in your honor! Visit the stores tab on www.HowellPlaza.com to view the King of Bagels menu and give Fady a call at (732) 534-9658 to place your order.