Bagels are a classic New York City staple and a favorite way to start a busy work day or a lazy Saturday. There’s nowhere else in the world that makes bagels as perfect as New York, and every New Yorker seems to have a favorite bagel shop! Today, our NYC editor Carly is sharing her top six bagel spots to feed your craving wherever you are in the city!
Russ & Daughters: For a classic Jewish bagel and lox, the bagel board is a must at Russ & Daughters. Or if you’re short on time, grab bagels to go from its store down the street.
Tompkins Square Bagels: Tompkins has become famous for its fun cream cheese flavors like Birthday Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, but I prefer the savory breakfast sandwiches to fill me up for a busy Saturday!
Sadelle’s: New to the NYC bagel scene, Sadelle’s has quickly grown to be a hot spot for brunch and bagels before a day of shopping in SoHo. Also, if you decide to grab bagels to go, Sadelle’s chic packaging is an extra bonus!
Ess-a-Bagel: Hit up this popular Midtown bagel shop early in the morning (before the line gets crazy!) to give you fuel for a day of touring NYC landmarks like Rockefeller Center, or as a snack while enjoying Central Park.
Black Seed: One of my favorite places to get a bagel sandwich, Black Seed makes bagels that are boiled in honey water for extra sweetness! My favorite sandwich? This insanely savory-and-sweet everything bagel with maple-baked ham, Gruyère, onion jam and sour pickles.
Pick A Bagel: Even though Pick A Bagel has multiple locations around the city, my favorites are the uptown locations, which are conveniently located a few blocks away from Central Park. I love grabbing a bagel and a coffee on the weekend before heading to the park to people watch and eat!