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BEST BAGELS IN NYC

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What does everyone reccomend for the best bagels in NYC? Thanks

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  1. I swear by Ess-a-Bagel (21st & 1st or 50th & 3rd), but they are admittedly the largest, densest bagels on earth. If you want a less carb-full bagel, you may want to look for other recommendations.

    I love a hot onion or garlic bagel with a big smear of salmon spread (not cream cheese). Otherwise, it's a plain bagel with scallion cream cheese for me.

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    1. re: Steph

      I whole heartedly agree. Ess-a is the place to get a truly authentic bagel, with the 21st slightly better than the 50th street.

    2. David's on 19th and 1st - the perfect bagel.

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      1. re: LaFemme

        Another David's is on 1st just south of 14th. Or is it different?

        1. re: LaFemme

          David's Flagels are the best!!!!!!

        2. 1) If you must stay in Manhattan, go to Murray's bagels in the Village.

          2) If you really want a traditional, small bagel, try Brooklyn (ask on the Outer Borough boards--i like Bagel Hole, but there are others).

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          1. re: Dave

            Murray's bagels are overpriced. Try Bob's Bagels on University between 9th and 10th.

            1. re: Dave

              I agree with your recommendations. I like Murray's in Manhattan. But the absolute best bagels I've had so far are in Brooklyn at Bagel Hole on Coney Island Avenue, near Avenue J. There is also a Bagel Hole in Park Slope but the CIA location is better.

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              1. Absolute Bagels (Broadway and 108).