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Black Seed invented a new kind of bread for its sandwich menu

By David Goldberg

In a world that's been ravaged by rainbow bagels, can New Yorkers every take a leap of faith on a new bread recipe again? According to fancy bagel spot Black Seed, the future of dough still holds many possibilities for those willing to break with tradition. 

On their brand-new sandwich menu, Black Seed is featuring "bagel rolls," a football-shaped take on the NY staple, designed without a hole so that it can take on more meat and toppings in the middle. Created by Dianna Daoheung, the hole-less bagel comes decked in sesame seeds and is offered on a variety of sandwiches at one of Black Seed's three locations.

But without a hole, is this new bread still a bagel, or technically a bialy? Or, based on resemblance, are we looking at an Israeli lachmania? What's more, this new doughy delight could call into question how New Yorkers define a bagel—and, inevitably, how we define ourselves. Let the discourse begin. 

Photograph: Courtesy Asia Colander

You can check out the full Black Seed menu here


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