Plain bagel from Bagel Hole
This old-school bagel is solid and compact, lending an air of stability as you forge onward into the unknown. Whatever’s around the bend, Mr. January is there for you.
Poppy seed bagel with cream cheese from Zabar’s
This uptown girl has lived on Broadway since 1934, and has a timeless splendor. Indeed, a poppy seed bagel from Zabar’s makes a great Valentine’s Day gift—no matter what picky spouses may think.
Mr. April may not be Mr. Right, but he’s Mr. Right Now. You can find him hanging out at street carts all around the City. Sure, he’s not boiled and baked—the mass-produced marvel is steamed instead. Maybe that bit of heresy would make your Jewish grandma blush; but when we’ve needed a quick carb fix desperately enough, we’ve all reached for this doughy bad boy.
Everything bagel with whitefish salad from Terrace Bagels
This sturdy dough ring goes especially well with the likes of whitefish. Don’t be fooled by his tough exterior…once you break through that crunchy shell, he’s soft on the inside.
Rainbow bagel from the Bagel Store
This colorful new arrival caused quite a stir when she burst onto the Williamsburg scene in late 2015. Go ahead—find out what the kids wait in line for.
Poppy seed bagel with cream cheese from Black Seed Bagels
Ooh la la. This petite marvel is prepared in true French-Canadian style, but it hasn’t taken her long to capture New Yorkers’ hearts.
Bagel with a schmear from Murray’s Bagels
There’s nothing wrong with bringing home this old-fashioned guy—a model of decency from a Greenwich Village shop whose owner got his love of traditional Jewish appetizing fare from his dad.
Sesame bagel with egg and cheese from Bagels on the Square
When you wake up, there’s nothing you’d rather see than a piping-hot egg-and-cheese sandwich from this reliable West Village bagelry.
Everything 2.0 bagel with sturgeon (by candlelight) at Sadelle’s
Indulge in a romantic evening with this new twist on a classic. You'll love her even more alongside caviar and candlelight.
Bialy from Kossar’s Bialys
Ah, the bialy. That Jewish breadstuff that’s not quite a bagel. Hiding in the corner, unappreciated, like Rachel Leigh Cook in She’s All That. Once this wallflower comes out of her shell, you may realize she’s been the one all along (in the case of this shop, at least since 1936).
Bagel with lox and cream cheese from Russ & Daughters
That’s salty belly lox—the hard, cured stuff, not the more common smoked salmon. Get yourself together…your mouth is watering.
Get ready for 2017 with hot, chewy bagels you’ll only find in New York City. We’ve got 12 of the best hand-rolled, boiled and baked breadstuffs you could ever want—one for each month—to keep you happy and full of the five boroughs’ signature carb all year long. Read on to see this delicious dozen for yourself.