Centereach Mall, 207 Centereach Mall
Centereach, NY 11720
Another staple from my hometown – JeJoJo’s. This bagel shop is one I would go to often during high school. My friends and I would hang out here until close after school, which I now realize was extremely nice of them. Unfortunately, their bagel quality seems to flip flop.
Bagels: I’m not sure if they are water boiled. I remember their quality being decent in high school, and then a few years later, they were extremely doughy. Overall, the bagels here seem to flip flop, which for myself turns me away. I’ve had them toasted, but they don’t compare to Poppy Seeds‘ toasted bagels. As for the cream cheese, I remember it being sub par.
Pastries: During the long after school session, I would often get a brownie for a dessert. If they are the same quality as I remember, their brownie with chocolate frosting was delicious! It is somewhat rich, for those that don’t like super sweet treats, but it was also moist, which I prefer.
Beverages: I never had their own brewed stuff, but they do have your standard snapple/juice/nestle quick stuff.
All in all, this place isn’t on my radar of a go-to bagel shop for a satisfying NY bagel. Some locals love it, but I would take Poppy Seeds over JeJoJo’s if I had to choose between them, as both are within the same radius in this area. However, next time I am in town, I will give an update.