Cino's Hot Bagels

Cino’s Hot Bagels 2941 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 442-5301


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Welcome! Our bagels are made the old fashioned way—kettle cooked— then baked to perfection. Our bialys, are SUGAR-FREE made on yeast rolls and are baked. Instead of a hole in the middle they are filled with moist onion and poppy seeds.

Whichever you choose, you won’t be disappointed!

What is a Bialy?

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“Freshly baked Bialy – a baked bagel type roll with onion, poppy seed filling.” Photo: iStock.

Bialys are a part of the bagel family but are quite different from the well-known bagel. While the typical American bagel is a dense, almost spherical roll covered in salt and occasionally filled with some sort of sweet filling, bialys have a much different shape and a very different taste. They’re almost like two triangular pieces of bread stuck together with an onion filling.

Additionally, whereas traditional bagels are often topped with sesame seeds or poppy seeds as part of their primary flavoring, bialys usually have no special toppings at all—just some coarse salt on the exterior to add a bit of zing to their natural sweetness.

What is a Bialy?

A bialy is a small, round roll that comes from several different cultures in Europe, with the primary difference being the toppings. Some bialys are topped with poppy seeds, some with sesame seeds, and some even with caraway seeds. The one thing that is true of all bialys is that they all have a savory onion filling baked into them, and they’re all baked rather than boiled like traditional bagels.

The result is a denser, sweeter, and more savory taste than the well-known New York bagel. The primary difference between bialys and bagels is the shape. Bialys are a round roll, while bagels are a ring. Traditional bagels are usually topped with salt, sesame seeds, or poppy seeds. Bialys have a sweet onion flavor and are usually topped with just coarse salt.

Why are Bialys Called Bialys?

There are actually several different stories about the etymology of the word bialy. The most obvious explanation is that the name comes from the city Bielsko-Biala, which is in modern-day Poland and has a long history of baking savory rolls. However, there is also a story that people called them “bialys” because they were baked in an oven called a “bialy” or “bielitza” in Russian.

And, another tale holds that the bialy’s name comes from the German word “backen” which means “to bake.” In reality, the name almost certainly comes from the fact that the bialy is baked in an oven instead of being boiled like a bagel. And in modern America, the word “bialy” has come to be used as a general term for any roll with a baked-in filling.

How are Bialys Made?

Like any other kind of baked good, bialys have a recipe that’s designed to give them the same texture every time, regardless of who’s making them or what kind of oven they’re using. Like most baked goods, the recipe for bialys starts with a sponge (or, in bakers’ jargon, a “sponge”).

The “sponge” is basically just a bowl full of bread dough that has been allowed to rise slightly before being kneaded down and put in the fridge. After a few hours of chilling, the dough is removed from the refrigerator, formed into bialys, and baked.

The Ingredients in a Classic Bialy

Bialys are primarily a bread roll, which makes them very different from bagels. The difference is that bagels are boiled in water before being baked in the oven, while bialys are baked from scratch in the oven from the moment they’re made.

This shift in cooking methods also changes the flavor of the two pieces of bread, with bialys usually having a very sweet taste and a spongy texture. Bialys are almost always baked with a generous amount of onion inside. The sweetness of the onion offsets the denser texture of the bread, which is made even heavier by adding coarse salt on the outside of the baked goods. You can add any toppings you like, but the classic bialy is made with just onion, salt, and bread.

Variations on a Theme: Other Types of Bialys

As we mentioned earlier, there are several different types of bialys, with the primary difference being the kind of toppings baked into the bread. One of the most common types of bialys is the “poppy seed bialy,” a roll with many poppy seeds baked inside. Another common type is a “sesame seed bialy,” which has a smaller amount of sesame seeds baked inside. And finally there is the “caraway seed bialy,” which has large amounts of caraway seeds baked inside and no onion. Although you’re unlikely to find a “classic” bialy baked with any other toppings than those listed above, you can order any of these different types of bialy at just about any bagel shop in America.


Bialys are a type of baked, round, savory bread with a soft texture. The word “bialy” probably comes from the Russian word “bialy” or “bielitza,” which means “oven.” Bialys are usually smaller than bagels and are usually topped with coarse salt. They are sweeter than bagels and have a spongy texture. Bialys are usually filled with onion and sometimes poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or caraway seeds. Bialys are a delicious and different baked good that you can eat any time of the day. They are often eaten with coffee or tea, and they also make great snacks and appetizers. Bialys are an excellent choice for breakfast or brunch, but they are also good for dessert or a nice cup of tea.

What is Monkey Pox, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

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Monkeypox is a viral disease caused by the pox virus. It affects wild and sylvatic monkeys, and occasionally humans. Based on research, the disease was first identified in monkeys during the 17th century in India. In humans, monkeypox is known to cause red pimples that may appear similar to chickenpox.

The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to other diseases transmitted from animals including smallpox, chickenpox, and herpes zoster. However, some of these symptoms may also overlap with other conditions such as lupus erythematosus and bullous pemphigoid. Thus it is important to consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment if you suspect you have contracted this disease.

So What Exactly is IT?

It is a variant of the orthopoxvirus that also causes smallpox in humans. It is primarily a disease of wild or captive monkeys and is occasionally transmitted to humans who come into direct contact with the animal’s infectious fluids. The natural host for the virus is the Asian palm civet, a relative of the weasel, mongoose, and raccoon. The disease was first identified in monkeys during the 17th century in India. It has been reported in African green monkeys and cynomolgus monkeys in laboratories, as well as in a wide variety of wild and captive nonhuman primates worldwide. In humans, the disease is also known as monkeypox. The term monkeypox was coined in 1956 during an outbreak in the United States in which people contracted the disease from squirrel monkeys imported from the Bronx Zoological Park.

Symptoms of Monkey Pox

– Erythematous skin- Blisters and pustules- General malaise- Fever and headache- Lymphadenopathy- Generalized lymphadenopathy – Lymph node tenderness – Generalized pruritus – Respiratory tract symptoms

Prevention of Monkey Pox

One should avoid contact with animals that are known to be infected with this disease. Using protective gear such as gloves when handling wild monkeys or animals in captivity is crucial.

Treatment for Monkey Pox

The treatment for monkeypox is similar to that for other poxviral infections. The recommended treatment for people who have been exposed to the virus is a combination of cidofovir, PEG-interferon, and ABX therapy. As there are no vaccines available for the prevention of this disease, patients are given antiviral medications such as ganciclovir, acyclovir, and foscarnet. Immunoglobulin therapy is given to people who have a compromised immune system.


Monkeypox is a viral disease caused by the poxvirus that affects a wide variety of wild and sylvatic primates. It can be transmitted to humans who come in direct contact with infected animals. This disease can be treated with antiviral medications, although there are no vaccines available. It is important to avoid contact with wild or sylvatic monkeys, especially those that are sick.


Testimonials IllustrationBrought a dozen bagels into work this morning. Every single person commented on how FRESH the bagels..

– Michael P.

Had the BEST & MOST DELICIOUS surprise of CINO’S HOT BAGELS OCEANSIDE, shipped to me from my dear…
– Julie H.

Great bagels and Tuna. Always fresh.
– Stuart A.

Delicious fresh bagels. Excellent customer service. Joe – owner is a pleasure to deal with. Sent Bagels to my children away at school. They were surprised and thrilled to receive this package.
Highly recommend.

I have to say that if you’re looking for a great bagel store for a bite to eat, whether it’s breakfast or lunch, Cino’s is the place to go. The bagels are fresh as well as their salads. The owner Joe is really friendly as well as his staff. So just stop in some time you will really enjoy it.
Lisa W.

My husband (a native New Yorker), just received his surprise shipment of Bagels out in Colorado and was absolutely thrilled..! There is NOTHING like a NY bagel. Big thanks to Joe Cino for his help with the delivery. If my husband can’t be in NY right now, at least he can have a taste of NY in Colorado!!
– Spencer J.

Excellent! I love this place. Good food, great stuff.
– Steve S.

I stopped by with my wife and we were pleasantly surprised about how good the service was, not to mention the freshness of the bagels!
– Hjc I.

I have been visiting Cino’s a few times in the last few days…im a fan!!! Every bagel i try is fantastic..I love a good chewy pillowy bagel. There is also a great variety of coffee which makes me happy. I do have to say my favorite thing is how friendly and warm everyone who works there is. They all greet you and treat you very well!
– Kat…

I go way back to hot fresh bagels in the ’70’s on Amsterdam Ave next to Zabars… llloooonnngggg lines, the very very best, now long gone from that great neighborhood. Thanks to Yelp and a LOT of reading of many many reviews, I selected Cino’s. AND…Cino’s does an AMAZING job!

How to Tell the Difference Between the Flu & Common Cold

Girl sneezing on white background “Oh, my aching head!” Sound familiar? We have all felt this way at one time or another. Maybe you’re coughing too! Chances are you got the bug! But what bug is it you’ve got? If you’ve ever felt like you’re getting sick or you’ve tried to cough up something that just won’t come out, you’re most likely to start wondering what is it that you actually have and if it is a cold or something worse, like the flu or maybe even covid?

How Can You Tell the Difference Between the Flu and a Cold?

Cold and flu are medical terms that mean you’re feeling under the weather. The two are related but they’re not the same. When you have these symptoms, you’re probably feeling miserable and your body is aching. You may also feel exhausted and irritable. With either set of symptoms, these illnesses are caused by a viral infection. You can tell the difference between the cold and the flu based on the severity of your symptoms and the duration of your illness. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you make a final decision. The video below is a good starting point.

What are the Signs of the Common Cold and Flu?

As we mentioned, these two infections are caused by viruses. They do have some similarities but there are differences. The common cold is caused by viruses that affect your nose and throat, while the flu is caused by viruses that affect your respiratory system. Symptoms of a cold include:
      • Runny nose
      • Snot, or mucus in the nose
      • Sneezing
      • Cough
      • Muscle and body aches
      • Fatigue
      • Chills
Symptoms of the flu include:
      • Fever (this may be the only symptom you have, but it’s important to remember)
      • Headaches
      • Diarrhea and vomiting (which are also signs of the stomach flu)
      • Chest pain
      • Shortness of breath
      • Wheezing (breathing may sound wheezy even when you’re not coughing)

Cold Symptoms

Cold symptoms often begin three to five days after you have been infected with a virus. The symptoms can last from two to seven days but most people recover in one to three days. Your cold is likely to begin with a runny nose and sore throat. You may feel feverish during this time. This may be followed by a cough that produces thick mucus. This mucus may be green or yellow in color. You may or may not have a sore throat, either on the roof of your mouth (a sore throat) or in your throat. Your sore throat may be accompanied by mild pain, either in your throat or neck area. Your sore throat may also be accompanied by a mild fever. If you have a sore throat, you should drink plenty of liquids and rest.


Cough is the most common cold symptom. Coughing is your body’s way of trying to get rid of mucus. It will usually start two to three days after your sore throat. The mucus from your sore throat will move into your lungs. Once in your lungs, it will be coughed up and spit into your throat. You may cough due to irritation of your throat or due to irritation of your lungs. You will cough until you produce mucus and clear your airway. If you have a sore throat and you cough, there’s a good chance you’ll cough up mucus.

Flu Symptoms

The flu is a viral infection that affects your respiratory system. If you find you have a fever, you most likely do have the flu. Fever is a sign that your immune system is revved up. Your body is trying to fight off a virus and when you have a fever, your immune system is doing a harder job of fighting the virus off. The fever will last from one day to three days, followed by a period of feeling feverish. Your fever will increase from normal body temperature to about 101 degrees Fahrenheit or more. Other flu symptoms may include:
      • Headaches
      • Dry cough
      • Chest pain
      • Cough that produces thick, yellow mucus
      • Difficulty breathing
      • Nausea
      • Muscle aches
      • Runny or stuffy nose
You may or may not have a sore throat. Your sore throat may be accompanied by mild pain or tenderness in your throat. You may also have a sore throat accompanied by a cough. The cough may produce thick yellow mucus. As you can see, the flu virus is more severe than a cold and can last longer. The flu can lead to other complications such as pneumonia. This virus is also contagious and if you’re sick, you can infect others, even if they don’t have similar symptoms as you do.


A sore throat (pharyngitis) can turn into pneumonia if not treated promptly. Pneumonia is an infection in your lungs. When you have a sore throat, the mucus in your sore throat can turn into bacteria. If you experience these symptoms, you should seek medical attention as your sore throat may be a sign of pneumonia. Note that a sore throat can also be a sign of an allergic reaction. If you have this symptom and you’re experiencing hives, difficulty breathing, or wheezing, you should seek medical attention as well.

How to Avoid Getting Sick

Photo of man washing handsWashing your hands frequently is one of the best ways to stay healthy when outside and eating foods that will help strengthen your immune system is a definite go! But if you do feel sick, you should follow the same precautions as with covid – stay away from people or quarantine if necessary.


Cold and flu symptoms are both caused by a virus, The mucus in a cold is a bit thicker than the mucus in the flu. If a sore throat is present, your throat may be red and painful. If you have a fever, that is a good indication that you have the flu. Cold symptoms usually begin three to five days after you have been infected with the virus. We’d like to close by saying that if you feel any of these symptoms mentioned above, don’t wait for a fever to come (if it comes at all). Make an educated decision if you should see medical attention or not. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

What is COVID-19? Here Are Some COVID FAQs

What is COVID-19?


Spike Protein IllustrationIn one of our previous articles, we discussed the covid pandemic and how to stay safe. Let us now make sure we keep the facts from fiction with some frequently asked questions.

Are Viruses Alive?

No. Viruses are not alive (with respect to bacteria that are alive), meaning they don’t have any cells, but can still cause severe illness and possibly death.

What is the Coronavirus?

With that said, coronavirus is a virus that results in an infection to your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses are common, but with the outbreak of the virus from China in 2019, it became big news across the world. This is because of the dangers this strain exhibited. It was called SARS-CoV-2  and affected the lungs of millions of people, many of who did not survive. It was a respiratory tract infection and spreads the same way other coronaviruses do by person-to-person contact.

SARS-CoV-2 represents one of seven covid types. The other coronaviruses result in colds but usually do not significantly affect the person.

Let’s Take a Closer Look of covid-19 Here

What is the Latest Strain of COVID-19?

The latest strain is the Omicron variant and it is very contagious. Fortunately, most people do not get seriously sick and usually come down with just a cold and sometimes stomach ailment, and most people who are affected by Omicron do not get any lung issues. 

If You Have Been Vaccinated, Can You Still Get Infected?

The answer is Yes, but with the vaccinations, especially the booster shot, your chances of getting very sick is substantially minimized and for very healthy individuals, they might not even have systems.

In one case, a 26-year-old medical student and her 27-year-old boyfriend were infected with the SARS-CoV-2. They have been both vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine and have also received the booster. The girl had symptoms consisting of a headache, stomach aches, and sinus issues, while the boyfriend had no symptoms at all. The girl, we’ll call Ana was fully recovered in about four days; however, they both quarantined for a week, as per the guidelines of their school and the CDC.

That said,  you can still need to quarantine if you are infected because you can infect others. 

How Many People Have Died from the SARS Varients?

As of this writing, close to 6 million people have lost their lives to covid-19 with 400 million cases worldwide.

How Can I Protect Myself from COVID-19?

There are many ways you can work to prevent being infected with the virus. The most important are hand washing frequently, wearing masks, and most importantly, wearing a mask. Additionally, as we explained in a previous article, eat healthily!

When Will This Pandemic Be Over?

There are signs of the coronavirus dissipating across the globe with many countries, including the US reducing the mandatory requirements of masks.  So hand in there. We may be at the bitter end of this pandemic!