I’ve always loved food. I love it even more when people enjoy my food.
When I was a young man I had the chance to work in a deli, which sparked a fantasy that I could run my own someday. You know how it goes, though.
Life took over and I put the thought aside. I journeyed into the Ironworkers Union to build bridges and skyscrapers. I also led maintenance and engineering at a nursing home and managed crews on fire and water damage sites.
After meeting my wife (of almost 10 years, as I write this), I moved from my lifelong home in Bayside, NY. Who knew this Queens boy would end up in Stamford, CT? I quickly missed certain hometown comforts — and the New York bagel was at the top of that list.
I decided to make my fantasy a reality and bring a taste of home to Connecticut.
Lovingly baked to perfection, one dozen at a time. Crispy on the outside and just the right amount of chew on the inside! My bagel methods prove to be authentic New York style in almost every way – except geographically.
Let me take you back to the roots with this classic, artisan taste. I know you’ll love Eric’s Bagels!
I am guided by My Mission: for you to experience that memorable flavor you love while eating our bagel, with the indulgence that brings families to the table.