Bagels are a unique food loved by millions from around the world including NYC. The diversity and the culture offered by NYC makes it one of the best places in the world to get one of these delicious breakfast delights. Go ahead and enjoy a bagel on your next trip to NYC, you’re likely to walk it off anyway.
Ess-A-Bagel on First Avenue has been serving up their titanic bagels since 1976. This respected New York bagel shop is teeming with opportunities to top its yeasty, malty creations of dough. You can get some of the freshest fish samplings in the city from the ordinary belly lox to pickled herring, lake sturgeon, and smoked trout. Their egg sandwiches made with their bagels are a great way to start your morning or for a scrumptious, decadent snack.
Absolute Bagels on Broadway has been in business for over 20 years. This bagel abode has long been popular with the nearby Columbia students and locals. They offer a wide variety of bagels from whole wheat sesame, rye, multigrain and even oat bran. A favorite amongst patrons is their egg. Once you pick out your favorite carb laden bagel, it’s time to make the choice of cream cheese topping; they offer fourteen kinds from the basic, to scallion, to the ultimate addition of calories with bacon and cheddar.
If you’re in Brooklyn, stop at Dyker Park Bagels on 86th Street. This place is opened 24 hours to meet your bagel needs, any time of day or night. The standard flavors are more than represented here but they also offer unique flavors such as french toast and sundried tomato. They are famous for their Chicken Ridiculous sandwich that is topped with grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on your choice of bagel.
NYC is full of cultural influences especially when it comes to the food industry. We can thank our Eastern European ancestors for bringing over and intruding us to the delight of the bagel. These are all superior bagel choices in the city. It doesn’t matter if you are a plain bagel eater, maybe even add butter, or truly indulgent with a layer of flavored cream cheese and a fresh smoked fish topping. Any of these choices will have you feeling like you traveled the world.