Ess-a-Bagel has been a Manhattan staple since 1976, and local love for the family-owned business radiates throughout all of the five boroughs. Now, its expertly rolled, boiled and baked beauties are available right here in Brooklyn. Choose your own adventure with a doughy, fluffy everything, pumpernickel or cinnamon raisin bagel, and schmear it with all manner of decadent cream cheese options. Or, leave it to the experts and choose a sandwich from their curated menu of NYC faves.
Much like pizza, New York City bagels are the subject of yearslong debate, competition and consideration. Is it something in our water that makes them so special, and, what exactly are the ideal accoutrement to enjoy them in peak form? We’re gonna go with "maybe" and "whatever you wish, as long as you’re ordering from the very best bagel destinations in NYC." These are our favorite spots in the city now.
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