Is that a doughnut? NO! These chewy boiled bread items are the staple breakfast for a good many New Yorkers. If you come to New York City and don't try a bagel, then you are missing the best bagels in the world!
Here are some places that you certainly will not want to miss if you are in the mood for bagels!
Columbia Bagels 2836 Broadway (@110th St.), 222-3200 M-Su 24hrs. These bagels are the choice of Zabar's bread department, even though H & H bagels is much closer. Columbia Bagels is a major source for large quantities of delicious bagels.
Absolute Bagels 2788 Broadway (btw. 107th St. & 108th St.), 932-2052 M-Su 6am-10pm
Bagel Maven Corporation 370 7th Ave. (@ 30th St.), 564-9111 M-Su 7am-7pm
Bagelry 200 W. 14th St. (@ 7th Ave.), 352-2604 M-Su 6am-7:30pm
Bagels Around the Clock 637 2nd Ave (btw. 34th St. & 35th St.), 725-8755 M-Su 24 hrs.
Bagels of New York Inc. 801 2nd Ave. (btw. 42nd St & 43rd St.), 490-1443 M-F 6am-10pm, Sa & Su 7am-7pm
Bagels on Amsterdam 164 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 67th St.), 799-0700 M-Su 6:30am-7pm
Bagels on the Square 7 Carmine St. (btw. Bleeker St. & 6th Ave.), 691-3041 M-Su 24 hrs.
Bagelworks Inc. 1229 1st Ave. (btw. 66th St. & 67th St.), 744-6444 M-Su 6:30am-8:30pm
Murrays Bagels 500 Sixth Avenue, 462-2830 A visitor wrote in: "I was justblown away at the quality of their bagels (believe me, I've tried my fair share of bagels!) I had to go their every day to have one, against my waistlines better judgement."