About Us

“Zimi” is a variation from the Hellenic word for dough. Our dough is used to create a Real Authentic NY Bagel the old-fashioned way without cutting any corners. In the tradition of Old-World artisans, it is rare to find a bagel that has been through our process in its entirety. Zimi Bagels are mixed using NY water and a proprietary recipe. They are hand cut, hand rolled, kettle boiled, hand baked and turned on burlap covered wood in vintage revolving tray ovens. That is a mouthful but it creates a delicious one at that! It’s a labor-intensive process but it makes our bagels the best out there.

Zimi Bagel Café is a family owned business that has been serving delicious, preservative free hand-rolled bagels to the people of New York/New Jersey since 1990. We are a lot more than just a bakery or café selling baked goods. We offer you a variety of healthy meal options, using only the freshest and finest ingredients available.

Once you taste our fresh and delicious bagels or a variety of other offerings on our fresh baked warm French Baguette you will know exactly what we are talking about. So, don’t hesitate to drop by and try some of our old-world quality hot water bagels and new French Baguettes for your hero or wrap sized lunch sandwiches. You’ll be amazed!

We’ve experienced decades of satisfying customer relationships. We feel blessed and are truly grateful to Pearl River, Nanuet and the surrounding towns for their support. From day one until today we know we are in the customer satisfaction business. Great food just happens to be what we trade in.

Harry & Christine

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