(Viki Reed Photography)
WE TAKE PRIDE IN PROVIDING OUR CUSTOMERS WITH THE BEST BREAKFAST AND LUNCH EXPERIENCE…SO GO AHEAD AND EAT A BAGEL.
OUR LOCALLY FAMOUS BAGELS AND SANDWICHES ARE SURE TO PLEASE YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS OR CO-WORKERS AT YOUR NEXT SPECIAL OCCASION OR OFFICE MEETINGS.
LEAVE IT TO US! WE'LL DELIVER YOUR FAVORITE BREAKFAST OR LUNCH WITHIN 5 MILES OF THE SHOP. MINIMUM ORDER OF $15 REQUIRED.
(Viki Reed Photography)
After studying Criminal Law at the University of Maryland, Darren’s love for the outdoors led him to a job at the Nature Conservancy in Colorado. Years later, when he returned to NJ, he began working at the Fly Hatch (a fly fishing pro-shop).
One day he caught word that a local bagel business was for sale. At the young age of 28, he scraped together whatever money he had, applied for a business loan and took a risk. The beginning years were tough, but he never let go of his vision of what his little bagel store on the corner could become.
The hard work paid off. The success of BagelMasters is not Darren’s alone. He gives full credit to his incredible staff, the community of Shrewsbury and surrounding communities who have embraced and supported him through his journey.
As for his personal life, Darren married a girl that he was dating all the way back in the Fly Hatch days. They have 2 young sons and a golden retriever named Harvey.
"I have been coming to the bagelmasters since I was in grammar school and I'm still coming at 30 and plan on continuing to be there as long as I have cash in my pocket. They have the best bagel and breakfast sandwich out there and you can't beat the great service. Always a weekend staple."
"Without a doubt - the absolute best bagel I've ever had! The staff was super friendly and working their butts off. If you're in the area, get in here for some bagels. The line moves fast and there are a few seats available inside. Try the cinnamon bagel."
"Darren runs the best bagel shop in Monmouth County. The staff is on point, and almost all of them have worked there for years. The bagels are fresh and delicious, almost mind-blowing. The coffee is fantastic. It's a simple place with simple food but it's done to perfection every single time, efficiently and politely."
"BagelMasters is an institution in the area. For more than 10 years it's the only thing I want Sunday mornings.Everything is fresh and you can taste it. The line is long during peak hours and the wait can be annoying, but as any child knows all good things are worth a little wait. The guys have it down to a science and everything moves fast."
"The bagels are tremendous! Best bagels in the area for sure. Owner is very friendly and food is incredibly fresh. Lines are usually pretty long, but that's a testament to the quality of food and great prices. My favorite is bacon, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel -- for 5 bucks, you can't beat it!! Great for a quick bite + won't disappoint."