If there is one food New York City food obsession I miss the most since moving to the Hamptons it would definitely be the bagels. Finding out this week that my favorite NYC bagel company, Ess-a-Bagel, is now available for Doorstep Delivery in the Hamptons brought a hungry smile to my face. Bagels, spreads and newly created packages like The Hamptons Weekender, Veggie Delight, Lox and Love, and even a special Kids package can be delivered straight to your home on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The delivery packages are a fun and convenient way to get their famous bagels and delicacies to loyal customers out east. Plus, the delivery costs are built into the price of all packages.
Founded in 1976, Ess-a-Bagel has always been a favorite among New Yorkers, who grab breakfast on the way to work or pick up big orders before heading to the Hamptons for the weekend. With everyday life changing, the company has set up new distribution methods. “We worked hard to figure out how to bring our bagels to our loyal customers,” says Melanie Frost, chief operating officer and second-generation owner of Ess-a-Bagel.
“Many of our regular customers have now moved indefinitely to the east end and we wanted to make sure to reach them wherever they are.” The company is also determined to give back to the local community. “We understand there are many people that need help right now,” Frost adds. “We are actively exploring how we can support the local community in conjunction with this new initiative.”
Ess-a-Bagel has always planned to bring its products directly to the Hamptons, but COVID-19 has expedited the company’s plans. In addition to working with its many existing restaurant partners for local and nationwide delivery, Ess-a-Bagel has teamed with Juice Press for distribution to the Hamptons.
Customers can go directly to Ess-a-Bagel’s website at www.ess-a-bagel.com, click on the Hamptons & Tristate Tab, and order from the newly created Hamptons menu. Or you can order by phone at 212-980-1010, (available for nationwide shipping through Goldbelly).