NewYork Beach Bagels
Mike Paladino grew up in West Islip, NY. He has found memories of eating bagels with his family every Sunday morning (his favorite is a whole wheat everything with light veggie cream cheese). Mike, inspired by his father, developed a passion for cooking at a young age. He met co-owner Brendan through lacrosse and the two became close friends. Their love of surfing and warm weather would eventually lead them to Florida.
In 2005 he moved down to St. Augustine and would graduate from Flagler College. After college, his wanderlust took over and he joined the Peace Corps serving as a Community Economic Development Coordinator in Ukunda, Kenya. From managing a furniture store in south Florida to working for Marriott in Hawaii, he continued to travel and soak up life and career experience.
Mike and Brendan stayed in touch throughout the years and went on many adventures. When Brendan approached Mike with the idea of starting a business selling real New York bagels in Florida, he jumped at the opportunity.
Combining their love of New York, bagels and all things beach, New York Beach Bagels was born!