by Jonathan Zeller, 06/17/2014

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  • Black Seed Bagels
    French composer Claude Debussy said that music is the space between the notes. Based on the proportions of Black Seed Bagels, these new Montreal-style bread slingers may believe a bagel is the space between the dough. Our sample had a fairly large circumference, but at a glance you wouldn't call it a big bagel—because there's that luxurious gap in the middle. No other bagel came close. In its early days, the shop—co-owned by the mensch who brought you Mile End—has seen long morning lines. Given the dense, savory product it churns out, it's easy to see why.
    Weight: 96g (Rank: 8 of 8)
    Volume: 200ml (8)
    Density: .48g/ml (1, tied w/ Bagel Hole)
    Circumference: 35.5cm (5, tied w/ Well-Known National Chain)
    Hole size: 5.5 cm at its widest (1)
    Sweetener: Honey and Malt

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