Industry News | September 28, 2011

Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Goes Kosher in Beverly Hills

The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., the bakery/cafe restaurant that creates Brooklynized water for use in all of its food, beverage, and bakery products, announced that its Beverly Hills restaurant is going kosher. The restaurant closed over the weekend to make the conversion, and will reopen September 28—just in time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

In addition, the restaurant is launching new online ordering, delivery, and catering services, and is extending its hours from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To mark the occasion, Larry King, the broadcast legend who opened the restaurant earlier this year, will deliver a catering order to a lucky guest chosen at random from the first 25 catering orders.

“By making the Beverly Hills location an all-dairy-kosher restaurant, we’re simply responding to the local community, most of which already loves our food. Now we’re expanding our reach so those who follow kosher principles can enjoy a Brooklyn water bagel,” says Steven M. Fassberg, president and chief executive officer of The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. “We will still have the best bagels in the Los Angeles area; they just happen to be kosher.”

The restaurant will be adding more smoked fish options to its menu, including smoked salmon and white fish flown in from Brooklyn. A new salad bar will allow guests to make their own salad, choosing their favorite fresh, locally grown, organic vegetables, cheeses, and dressings. The menu will also include new soups such as lentil, mushroom barley, and split pea.

“We’re not only offering delicious meal options for guests who are kosher, but a wonderful alternative for the large vegetarian community in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles,” says Chef Allen. “Going kosher makes The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. a natural choice for vegetarians groups and the many Jewish organizations in the area when they’re catering their next event.”

The restaurant meets the strictest standards of and is kosher certified by EarthKosher, which provides kosher certification to businesses around the world.