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Best nova and bagels near Chelsea

tstrum Apr 15, 2012 06:45 PM

Looking for a sit down deli where I can get the best nova and bagel sandwich near Chelsea. Willing to travel if needed

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    tstrum Apr 16, 2012 04:15 PM

    Thanks. Went to Murray's. It was very impressive.

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    1. re: tstrum
      small h Apr 16, 2012 04:44 PM

      Glad you enjoyed it. I like Murray's bagels quite a bit.

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      Blumie Apr 16, 2012 10:07 AM

      I have been very happy with the lox and bagels at The Corner Cafe, on 6th Ave. at 24th St. It's also a comfortable place to sit.

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        LeahBaila Apr 16, 2012 11:18 AM

        Haven't had the lox there (I'm the only Jew on the planet who doesn't eat salmon), but their bagels are fantastic!

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        thegforceny Apr 15, 2012 06:49 PM


        Best in City is not sit down. And not in Chelsea. i.e Russ and Daughters.

        Barney Greengrass offers table service, if you require that.

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        1. re: thegforceny
          small h Apr 15, 2012 07:07 PM

          There are tables at Murray's in Chelsea. Counter service only, but definitely tables. See below. And as far as I know, it's the best in Chelsea (and a contender for anywhere).


          1. re: thegforceny
            sgordon Apr 16, 2012 08:49 AM

            Second Russ & Daughters. The weather's nice, too, so you can grab your bagels to go and sit in the little park at 1st & 1st. Lovely way to spend a morning.

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              Motosport Apr 16, 2012 11:12 AM

              Barney GG and Russ & D (no tables but you acn eat in the park across the street) have fabulous Nova and delicatessan but neither place makes their own bagels. The bagels are good at both.
              For superior bagels and good Nova etc.. I'd go crosstown to Ess-A-Bagel on 1st Ave.
              In a perfect world I walk down to Ess-A for a bagel or to Kossar's for a bialy and over to Russ & D for the fixins and make my own.
              Not that food is important to me!!

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