When it comes to bagels, San Francisco has long gotten a bad rap—particularly from New York transplants. But the Bay Area has enjoyed something of a bagel resurgence lately, gracing coffee shops and cafés in San Francisco and the East Bay with satisfying new options. Whether you're hunting for a Brooklyn-style approximation or a refined take on the classic dough (nigella seeds, anyone?), worthy bagel joints and bakeries abound. Forget Noah's: these bakers know their stuff.
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