Zaytoons Owners to Open The Olde Brooklyn Bagel Shop(pe)

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Is the first organic bagel upon us?
Partners Ahmad Samhan and Faried Assad of Zaytoons have plans to open a bagel shop across the street from the Vandebilt Avenue location of the restaurant. The Olde Brooklyn Bagel Shop (or maybe Shoppe, they haven't decided) is expected in a month or two in the landmark building at 643 Vandebilt. It will serve such gourmet deli items as organic salads and an array of pastries and sandwiches.

"We're gonna try to do the first organic bagel," says Assad. "We don't think it's been done before. And the first flax-seed bagel."

He also plans on serving different cream cheeses, including a zataar flavor. The bagels will be of the old-fashioned water variety, although special flavors of those will also be featured. Zaytoons fans won't be disappointed as a few favorites from the menu may make an appearance, such as the hummus or babaghanouj. Just don't expect any revivals from the pair's old F Line Bagel shop, which was forced to close after the MTA complained about its subway-themed signage.

"We're keeping it retro-looking, really 1960s," says Assad. We're not touching the floors or the ceilings. The co-op board has been iffy with us about that."

Hopefully not as "iffy" as a certain mass transit system.


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5 comments
Nzudmso
Nzudmso

Uhm, Faried isn't a liar if he was, they wouldn't put his zaytoon restaurant on the foodchannel. Honestly all this stuff is very good. And healthy cause it's organic unlike other bagel shops. Get ya facts straight kid.

Riosmanny69
Riosmanny69

To Ahmad Samhan: I'm very pleased for your success in the bagel shop. This is your brother Manny. Please feel free to call.

Brooklynlovah
Brooklynlovah

To make a correction on the Village Voice , It's not Faried or Ahmed who's gonna open the bagel shoppe, The Village Voice once again has the info all wrong ...

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Faried Assad is not only delusional, he is a liar. The only thing 'iffy' here is about what is he telling you.

FariedAGay
FariedAGay

faried Assad is a faggot, he blows cock

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