On July 14th, 2008, we proudly purchased 42nd Street Bagel Café. After managing the shop for eight years, I was excited about this new opportunity as a business owner. My wife, Carolyn, and I moved to Claremont in 1976 and raised 4 kids in this beautiful community. We are proud to now be able to own our own business here in a location visited by many of our friends, our children’s families and friends, and the citizens of Claremont and the surrounding communities.
In purchasing the café, we were happy to be able to keep the name 42nd Street Bagel Café as we realized we have many “regulars” who congregate here and the shop is a well known area fixture. In the time since we became owners we have continued to look for more ways to bring you the highest quality products that we are already so proud of. This includes providing specialty flavored bagels such as our “famous” pumpkin bagels and cream cheese, developing new recipes for homemade soups, and continuing to work with our vendors to ensure high quality ingredients at affordable prices.
We’ve enjoyed getting to know many of you on a personal level and on numerous occasions have given back to the community we live and work in. 42nd Street Bagel Café is a member of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, and has donated bagels to many local charities and schools.
To those of you who frequent our shop regularly, we thank you for your patronage and to the many of you we have yet to meet, we look forward to feeding you in the future!
Fred and Carolyn Zitar
“The Bagel Man” and his wife
Where "Great Taste" and "Good For You" come together!