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The best bagels in NYC

Looking for the best bagels in NYC? These shops serve everything from a classic lox-and-shmear to composed sandwiches.

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Photograph: Courtesy Paul Wagtouicz
By Jake Cohen, Christina Izzo and Time Out contributors |
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Of all its signature foodstuffs—pastrami sandwiches, New York pizza—bagels are arguably the most synonymous with Gotham. We take these baked beauties and schmear them with cream cheese concoctions, layer them with smoked fish galore and even occasionally throw an egg on top. That's why there is never a day that we don't want to load up on dozens from the city’s best delis or bakeries. After careful deliberation and plenty of schmear we've settled on this list of our favorites. Here’s where to get the best bagels in NYC.

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