Carly’s Guide To The Best NYC Bagels

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!

Carly's Guide To The Best NYC Bagels 4Russ & 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.

Carly's Guide To The Best NYC Bagels 1Tompkins 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!

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Carly's Guide To The Best NYC BagelsSadelle’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!

Carly's Guide To The Best NYC Bagels 3Ess-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.

Carly's Guide To The Best NYC Bagels 5Black 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.

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Carly's Guide To The Best NYC Bagels 2Pick 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!

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Author: Carly Hill

Raised in Northern Michigan, she now lives in NYC and splits her time working in social media, being a GG editor & exploring the city for the next best meal! Follow on Instagram

  • I wish we had a bagel place near our office but unfortunately they are few and far between here in New Zealand. When I visited my cousin in the States we went to Bruger’s and I loved their bagels. They were so tasty! They’re also a great blank canvas to get super original on which is an added bonus.

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