Source for afternoon bagels, preferably downtown
I recently moved out of New York and, naturally, miss the bagels. I'm going to be there this weekend and was hoping to take home a small stash to keep in my freezer. However, my ride home Sunday afternoon is too long to buy already frozen bagels without them thawing. I was thinking the next best plan would be to buy fresh bagels as late as possible in the afternoon and then freeze them as soon as I get home Sunday evening. Does anyone know of good bagel places that keep baking fresh bagels in the afternoon, preferably below 14th street? I used to go to Hudson Bagels, but I can't remember how late they're open or when they stop putting out fresh bagels. I have lunch plans and doubt I'd be able to get anywhere before 2:30 or 3.
Thanks very much in advance for your help!
Ess-A-Bagel on 3rd Av & 21St is not too far from 14 ST
Kossar's Bialy on Grand St
I have bought bagels and Bialys from both places and frozen them for later use. Not as good as fresh but pretty good after being frozen. Do NOT use microwave to thaw. I take one out of the freezer the night before and put it in a zip lock bag in the fridge to thaw. A light toast makes it tast great.