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OK, listen: Bagels are considered the purview of the East Coast, and Angelenos supposedly have no business rolling, baking and boiling our own bagels. Happily for the residents of this great city, that assumption is dead wrong. Though not as ubiquitous as those in NYC and Philly, some of L.A.’s bagels are world-class—despite the jibber-jabber of clueless tourists and East Coast transplants. Our city’s deep-rooted Jewish community has paved the way for bagel shops to thrive here, ensuring that we all have access to these circular, yeast-risen breakfast breads, whether served plain, toasted, schmeared or as the bookends of a sandwich. From a roving food truck serving bagel sandos to a cult favorite operating out of a window in Highland Park, here are our favorite bagels in the city.