MURRAY HILL — Popular kosher deli Bagel Boss recently opened its second cafe in the city.
With only 18 seats, the new deli at 544 Third Ave. is slightly smaller than its Stuy Town version, but it has all the same offerings, including six different types of tuna salad and bagels and pastries that are all baked on premises, said Randy Rosner, who owns the Bagel Boss chain with his family.
“Of course, we have bagels, flat bagels or "flagels," pickled herring…chocolate cigars and rugelach,” Rosner said. “I come in at 3:30 in the morning with my son and kitchen crew, and make everything from scratch.”
The tuna salad varieties include one with dried cranberries and apples, one with egg whites and spinach and one with jalapenos.
In addition to the two Manhattan Bagel Boss locations, the chain has 12 more stores on Long Island.
The family-owned business opened its first store in 1976, and plans to open more cafes in the city in the future.
“We have six generations of bakers in our family,” said Rosner, a Brooklyn native who grew up on Long Island. “We put a lot of love and care into our products, and our sandwiches are good-sized portions.”