best bagels in nyc

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My deep & everlasting love of bagels is probably the most Jewish thing about me. They are the perfect food. A big sold mass of fluffy carbs that you can slice open and pack full of goodies. If you cant love that, you're a monster. Below is my definitive list of the best in Manhattan & Brooklyn.

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Absolute Bagels

Hand-rolled, housemade bagels plus spreads & other toppers draw crowds to this bare-bones joint.

2788 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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Black Seed Bagels

Modern bagel shop for hand-rolled, wood-oven-baked bagels, plus smoked fish & creative sandwiches.

176 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009

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kossar's bialy's 

A refurbished institution (since 1936) preparing kosher bialys, bagels, sandwiches & babka.

367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

la bagel delight

A selection of bagels, sandwiches & pastries are found at this local spot with seating & delivery.

284 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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russ & daughters

Family-owned shop offering high-end smoked fish, caviar & New York-style specialty foods since 1914.

179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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Ess-a-bagel

Bustling cafe serving up bagels (with very large toppings selections) & made-to-order sandwiches.

831 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

Zucker's Bagels & Smoked Fish

Bagels (plus a wide selection of toppings), smoked fish, sandwiches & more in a bustling space.

146 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

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terrace bagels

Hand-rolled bagels, flavored cream cheeses & sandwiches dished in a bustling shop with a few tables.

224 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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photo: food & wine

Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company 

Bagels & assorted spreads headline this self-serve cafe's roster of daytime noshes.

286 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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photo: yelp

best bagel & coffee 

Straightforward, neighborhood outpost for grab-&-go bagels, sandwiches & java drinks.

225 W 35th St A, New York, NY 10001

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photo: serious eats

Barney Greengrass

Jewish deli institution since 1908, known for smoked fish & not taking credit cards.

541 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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h&h bagel

Landmark joint with a few small tables for classic bagels, spreads, smoked fish & desserts.

1551 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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murray's bagels 

Classic New York-style bagels offered with an array of spreads & smoked fish & an all-day deli menu.

500 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

 

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photo: pintrest

sadelle's 

Smoked fish, housemade bagels & other Jewish appetizing fare offered in a buzzy, vintage-style spot.

463 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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tompkins square bagels 

Hand-rolled bagels, sandwiches, pastries & coffee offered in a hip, brick-walled space with seating.

165 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009