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My search for the best bagels in New York continues….

BLACK SEED BAGELS, 170 Elizabeth Street (between Spring and Kenmare Street), NolitaThere’s not usually much hoopla surrounding the opening of a new bagel shop. If I discover a new one, it’s usually by walking by or a friend tells me about a new shop in their neighborhood. It’s a bit different for pizza and ice cream shops – they’re always over-publicized and hyped to the point of excess.

Black Seed is a brand new bagel shop that not only opened to much fanfare and publicity, but also got more attention from the long line of food-obsessives who waited hours for a taste of these new bagels.

The Spreads

Part of the hype is due to the fact that this new shop in Nolita is a collboration between the owners of Mile End, a Montreal-style deli that has been blessed with lots of attention and praise (including on this blog) and The Smile, a popular brunch spot in the area. Black Seed is also distinct because the bagels made on-premises are much closer to the more compact honey-laced Montreal bagels than their doughy NYC brethren.

I’ve tried Montreal bagels once before at Mile End and really enjoyed them with some smoked salmon. But those were flown in from Canada. These are made right here in lower Manhattan. And so the crowds descened to get a taste of something new.

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Category: Bagels

My search for the best bagels in New York continues….

SIMIT + SMITH, 100 William Street (between John and Platt Street), Financial District“It’s not a bagel!!” That’s what most of NY’s bagel connosieurs cried when Simit + Smith opened up in town. The new company has introduced the city to a round bready breakfast food with a hole in the middle. It sorta looks like a bagel, it comes topped with sesame seeds, and you can spread creamy cheese on top. But it’s not a bagel.

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Category: Bagels

My search for the best bagels in New York continues….

LONG ISLAND BAGEL CAFE, 125 Fulton Street (between Nassau and Warren Street), Financial District

If a bagel shop opened in this city calling itself “California Bagels” or “Philadelphia Bagels,” they couldn’t sensibly expect to stay in business for very long. New York City is the leading American city for bagels so it’s silly to try to hawk lesser bagels here. Nobody would go for it.

But Long Island Bagel Cafe is a bit of a different story. Long Island is truly an extension of the city and this particular company has been hand-rolling them out on Nassau and Suffolk counties since 1986. A few months ago they brought their first NYC location to the Financial District to show us how they do it out on the Island.

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A once in a lifetime occurence happens this year as Thanksgiving and Chanukkah fall on the same day. To celebrate both holidays at the exact same moment, I bring my friend Jonathan to explore the culinary holiday possibilities at Ess-a-Bagel.

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midtownlunch.com
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ess-a-bagel.com


Category: Bagels, Video

My search for the best bagels in New York continues….

The newest tour I’ve been giving is the Neighborhood Eats Tour of the Carroll Gardens area of Brooklyn. I say “area” since we technically hit three different neighborhoods (Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, and Brooklyn Heights) and they’re all very similar in architecture, culture, and diversity of food options. Since I don’t live in any of those neighborhoods (I don’t even live in Brooklyn), I make it a point to eat at a different restaurant before or after each of my tours on Saturdays.

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Category: Bagels

My search for the best bagels in New York continues….

Matt Pomerantz must be a very modest guy. He owns three bagel shops with proper names claiming the bagels and not one of them is named Matt’s or Pomerantz’s. The very popular (and quite delicious) Murray’s Bagels is named for his father, Zucker is his mother’s maiden name and his Tribeca bagel spot, and the most recent is named for his uncle Leo.

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