Bagels and Other
The NY Bagel shop on Hillcroft will definitely make you feel at home, complete with waitresses with attitude. Their challah is fab. K&Z is ok, but I prefer Katz's on Westheimer - and they're open 24 hours, just like NYC! Stick with us here, TrickySam -- we'll give you the real deal. Welcome to Houston.
NY Bagels on Hilcroft (owner is from Detroit I believe, serving a large Jewish population in the Meyerland area.
Hot Bagel Shop on Shepherd-This dingy shop does a boatload of morning business
Kenny and Ziggy an authentic NY Deli in Houston! Stopped by to pick up a black & white on Sunday but shoulda had a pastrami sandwich.. Featured on Diners Drive-in's and Dives, w/e's are packed! This is a taste from home bro!
Take a trip to Austin for the best bagels outside of NY/NJ and visit Wholly Bagel.. The owner is from North Jersey and he's got it down..
When your ready for a slice, head to Romano's where Frank and Vinnie serve up a little Queens on a white paper plate!
Welcome to Texas and Houston.. .
Both NY Bagel and Hot Bagel have salted bagels, both are better than many lousy bagels I had in Brooklyn or Midtown for that matter. You will not be disappointed. As for the pickles sadly the delis around here will disappoint. I have gotten some decent polish pickles out in a grocery store called Phoenicia on far west side of town. Also there is a grocery store in Meyerland called Beldens that carries quite a few NY items such as all the flavors of Dr. Brown for example. Most grocery stores carry Boar's Head products and Nathans hot dogs are also plentiful. I have noticed the Entenmann's crumb cakes too but not as often any more. You will have to let us know when you find a decent pickle!