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Tompkins Square Bagels

Restaurants, Bakeries East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Tompkins Square Bagels
Photograph: Laura Gallant

Time Out says

Returning to the bagel-making days of his high-school years, Christopher Pugliese, an eight-year vet of Sushi Samba, opens this 25-seat East Village café. Sip Stumptown coffee and watch bakers boil rings of dough in an open kitchen. The menu includes homemade lox and regular bagels, plus "old school" versions—smaller, chewier rounds made without the dough conditioners that lend latter-day bagels their fluffiness.



Address: 165 Ave A
New York
Cross street: between 10th and 11th Sts
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave
Price: Average bagel: $1. Cash only
Opening hours: Daily 6am–10pm
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5 out of 5 stars

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NYC bagels are the best, FACT. Added to the list of great places to hit up, this East Village bagel shop is slowly becoming my favorite place. Their bagels are perfectly delicious especially the one they call "The Jersey" which consists of taylor ham, eggs and American cheese. Listen up, don't forget it's CASH ONLY but if you do forget then they have an ATM which you can draw from. You may also be turned off by the long line but the system works whereby an employee will take your order while you move towards the cashier, by the time you get there you are good to go - so stick it out!

Tompkins Square Bagel makes great sandwiches, on bagels. They are creative toppings and fun mixes, and it's great to try something new there. Their whitefish is really, really good. The bagels by themselves aren't the best in the city, and it's ALWAYS a mob scene on weekends. Don't forget - cash only.

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