Bagels: A Bite of New York City History

Bagels galore fresh out of the oven at Absolute on the Upper West Side. Craig Nelson, 2013.

Bagels galore fresh out of the oven at Absolute on the Upper West Side. Craig Nelson, 2013.

It’s a debate that never ends: Who makes the best bagels in New York City? Everyone has their favorite, but opinions can get heated. But that’s the fun of the New York bagel obsession. Although it’s getting harder and harder to find top quality bagel shops, I recently researched and wrote a roundup article for NewYork.com called “The 16 Best New York City Bagels and What Makes ‘Em So Good.”  It was a fun assignment where I was able to dive deep into the history of the bagel, how they are made, and best of all, put the challenge to the ultimate test–what is the best tasting bagel in the city. Although, it’s hard to choose an ultimate favorite, right now I’m on an Absolute Bagels and Ess-a-Bagel kick. But that could change at any second. What are your favorite spots to pick up a bagel?

Enjoying an Absolute Bagels morning snack in Riverside Park. Craig Nelson, 2013.

Enjoying an Absolute Bagels morning snack in Riverside Park. Craig Nelson, 2013.

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About Craig Nelson

Exploring, cooking, drinking, riding the subway, bowling...a writer and editor based in New York. I'm a city lover who edits the blog for EuroCheapo, writes for NewYork.com, tweets for NFT, explores for Spotted By Locals and has worked at various small companies like Google (for a gig at Zagat and Google Maps). In my free time, I like to create projects like this: Chinatown Chow Down NYC. Feel free to drop a line at across106thstreet@gmail.com or on twitter at @across106th.
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