When you come to NYC, one thing you simply cannot miss out on is the delicious bagels that are available. Everyone has heard of the infamous New York City bagels, but there is no way to know what makes them so great unless you try them. Unfortunately, not all bagels are the same. The guide that follows walks you through the best bagels in NYC that are available to you.
Tasty Bagels, located at 1705 86th St. Brooklyn, NY 11214 has been in business for more than thirty years. They are known for their Big Wheel Bagels that are large enough to feed more than one person in a sitting. The shop features freshly cooked bagels in a variety of flavors to ensure that you are able to find the perfect one to suit your pallet. The bagels are available in the Big Wheel size and traditional bagel size, as well.
Thompkins Square Bagel
Thompkins Square Bagel is a bagel shop located at 165 Avenue A New York, NY 10009. It’s well known for the rainbow colors of their bagels. You can eat a bagel in any color that you can imagine and then dress it with some of their confetti cream cheese. The cream cheese is mixed with rainbow sprinkles to add texture, sweetness, and color to the bagels. You can get traditional cream cheese if you feel that the sprinkles are a bit too over the top for you.
Sadelle’s, located at 463 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10012, has a bakery that makes one-of-a-kind bagels you have to taste to believe. The bakery closes promptly at 2:30 pm each day so if you want to get a freshly baked bagel, you better arrive early. The shop does stay open until 8:30 at night, but the bagels aren’t prepared past 2:30 pm each day. They are known for their famous salt and pepper bagel that has a warm and savory flavor to it.
Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company
The Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company can be found at 286 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001. It’s known for creating amazing bagels and mini bagels. They have a wide variety of flavored cream cheeses available each and every day. A great thing about the shop is that the flavors, they choose are often based off of the seasons, so finding a decision gingerbread bagel with vanilla cream cheese will be easy to find during the holiday season.
Bagel Talk is a shop located at 368 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024. They have a large variety of bagel sandwich options available, from which you can choose to include egg and cheese and cheese and lox. The bagels don’t typically come toasted, so you will have to request them toasted if you want to receive your sandwich that way.
All of these shops are very affordably priced but typically draw a crowd relatively early. It’s best to make sure that you arrive to each of the shops near the time that they open if you want to be able to have the best selection available to you. Most shops offer great breakfast and lunch options so hitting two shops in one day could be easy for you to do.