About

Our father, Eugene “Chick” Kornhaber, became a bagel baker in New York after the end of WWII. Dad and his brother Bernie, and their wives, Leyla and Joyce, moved to Philadelphia and opened Brooklyn Bagels in 1967. In 1975, Dad and Mom and their son, Jay, opened New York Bagels here in Houston, and his brother-in-law, Ed, and sister, Robyn, came to join them soon after. We opened the deli in 1981, and the rest is history. We have been serving authentic, New York-style bagels and deli meals to several generations of the Houston community for almost 40 years! Today, we are thrilled to bring a new generation into our family of owners, with Michael Saghian, of Houston Catering Concepts stepping in to fill Jay’s shoes. Together, Michael and Ed look forward to many more years of great eats and community involvement. The Bagel Shop Bakery is proud to serve as an HKA-certified facility.

Michael SaghianPartner
Shaun LevaPartner
Ed GavrilaPartner
Patrick LaceCaptain
Pedro OcampoSous Chef
Andres AlbarranExecutive Chef