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Bagel Shops in New York

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:43 PM EST with 41 listings

What's a bagel and why do they taste so good in New York?

Essentially, the ingredients of a bagel are simple. They contain flour, water, salt, sugar (or honey or malt) and yeast. Out of all these ingredients, it is widely thought by bagel lovers, that the water is the key ingredient to great tasting bagels. New York city tap water or Brooklyn tap water give bagels the famous reputation they deserve. Not only is the water an ingredient, it is also what the bagels are boiled in. They are dropped into this boiling key ingredient for about 1 to 3 minutes. They are then baked for about 30 minutes. They also taste best when they come right out of the oven. The inside of the bagel should be soft and moist and have a slightly salty taste. The outer crust should be crusty but not too hard.

Of course, what you choose to put on a bagel can also make or break the perfect bagel. You might hear bagels being ordered with a schmear. In case you're not from New York, a "schmear" refers to cream cheese. And a popular bagel sandwich is a layer of cream cheese followed by lox, an onion slice and topped with a tomato slice. It is important you keep them in that order or you will have a big mess on your hands.

Another very important bagel issue is how to slice a bagel. Many people make the mistake of holding it in one hand and slicing downward toward the palm. Big mistake. This slices your hand as well as the bagel. Place the bagel on a cutting board and slice while keeping the other hand on top of the bagel. This will make your bagel eating experience much more enjoyable. There are many devices to help you with this task: Halve Your Bagel or Bagel Aide are two safe tools for bagel slicing.

There are many types of bagels, from plain to pineapple. A plain bagel has about 150 calories. The addition of other ingredients such as nuts, chocolate chips, seseme seeds, etc., increases the calorie count. Even when bagels get stale there are edible uses for them. You can make them into bagel chips or bread crumbs. They are a perfect food.

Bagel Shops in New York

Absolute Bagels

2788 Broadway, Upper West Side NY betw 107th & 108th St, Tel 212-932-2052

Bagel Baron - Clinton

315 W. 57th St., Clinton NY Tel 212-581-9696

Bagel Baron - Uptown East

1089 Third Ave., Uptown East NY At 64th St., Tel 212-755-9696

Bagel Bob's - Greenwich Village

51 University Pl., Greenwich Village NY betw 9th & 10th St, Tel 212-533-2627

Bagel Bob's - Yorkville

1638 York Ave., Yorkville NY betw 86th & 87th St, Tel 212-535-3838

Bagel Buffet

406 Sixth Ave., Greenwich Village NY Tel 212-477-0448

Bagel Maven Corporation

370 Seventh Ave., Chelsea NY at 30th St., Tel 212-549-9111

Bagel Oasis

A real live bagel store in Queens which, thankfully for all those outside NY who can't go another day without a real bagel, makes available its great bagels by phone or online order!
Fresh Meadows Queens), NY, Tel 718-359-9245
Tel: 800-224-3561; Tel: 888-224-3562
Fax: 718-539-8484; E-mail: bagel@bageloasis.com
Website: bageloasis.com

Bagel Stix

891 Eighth Ave., Clinton NY 10019 Tel 212-582-8333

Bagelry - Carnegie Hill

1324 Lexington Ave., Carnegie Hill NY 10128 Tel 212-996-0567

Bagelry - East Harlem

1380 Madison Ave., East Harlem NY Tel 212-423-9590

Bagelry - Kips Bay

425 Third Ave., Kips Bay NY Tel 212-679-9845

Bagelry - Upper East Side

1228 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side NY Tel 212-717-2080

Bagelry - West Village

200 W. 14th St., West Village NY At 7th Ave., Tel 212-352-2604

Bagelry - West Village

125 Christopher St., West Village NY Tel 212-367-8809

Bagels Around the Clock

637 Second Ave., Kips Bay NY betw 34th & 35th St, Tel 212-725-8755

Bagels on the Square

Much variety in bagels as well as in cream cheeses. Mail order available.
7 Carmine St., Greenwich Village NY 10014 betw Bleecker St. & 6th Ave., Tel 212-691-3041

Bagelworks, Inc.

20 varieties to choose from.
1229 First Ave., Uptown East NY Tel 212-744-6444

Brownstone Bagel & Bread Co.

This bakery in Park Slope, Brooklyn sells carbcentric basics like bagels, breads, muffins, and croissants baked in house daily.
671 Union St., Brooklyn NY 11215 Fourth Ave, Tel 718-622-6030

Chelsea Bagel & Bakery

Fresh everyday bagels and other delicious breads, plus wonderful looking cakes and cookies.
544 Sixth Ave., Flatiron District NY nr 14th St, Tel 212-206-6255

Columbia Hot Bagels

WooHoo! Good, hot bagels!
2836 Broadway, Morningside Heights NY 10025 At 110th St., Tel 212-222-3200
Fax: 212-280-3299

Daniel's Bagels

569 Third Ave., Kips Bay NY Tel 212-972-9733

East side Bagels

1496 First Ave., Yorkville NY Tel 212-794-1403

Ess-A-Bagel - Stuyvesant

359 First Ave., Stuyvesant NY 10010 at 21st St., Tel 212-260-2252
Website: ess-a-bagel.com

Ess-A-Bagel - Sutton Place

Midtown East. Kosher bagels.
831 Third Ave., Sutton Place NY 10022 betw 50th & 51st St, Tel 212-980-1010
Website: ess-a-bagel.com

Kossar's Bagels

Formerly Motty's Bagels, bought by bialy legend Kossar's.
39 Essex St., Lower East Side NY Tel 212-387-9940

La Bagel Delight

Great tasting bagels with a variety of different toppings to choose from.
90 Court St., Brooklyn NY 11201 Tel 718-522-0520

Lenny's Bagels

2601 Broadway, Upper West Side NY Tel 212-222-0410

Long Island Bagel Cafe

Long Island's largest selection of homemade salads, cream cheese, bagels and bialys, wraps. Party platters, overstuffed heroes, continental breakfasts.

Mom's Bagels @ Capstone Catering

240 W. 35th St., Fashion District NY Bet 7th & 8th Aves., Tel 212-494-0440
E-mail: mike@momsbagelsnyc.com; Website: momsbagelsnyc.com

Murray's Bagels

500 Sixth Ave., Greenwich Village NY betw 12th & 13th St, Tel 212-462-2830

Original NY Bagel Factory

430 E. 14th St., Stuyvesant NY 10009 Tel 212-505-1107

Pick a Bagel - Flatiron District

601 Sixth Ave., Flatiron District NY At 17th St., Tel 212-924-4999

Pick a Bagel - Gramercy Park

297 Third Ave., Gramercy Park NY betw 22nd & 23rd St, Tel 212-686-1414

Pick a Bagel - Midtown

200 W. 57th St., Midtown NY At 7th Ave., Tel 212-957-5151

Pick a Bagel - Upper East Side

1101 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side NY At 77th St., Tel 212-517-6590

Pick a Bagel - Yorkville

1475 Second Ave., Yorkville NY 10021 betw 76th & 77th St, Tel 212-717-4668

TAL - Sutton Place

977 First Ave., Sutton Place NY 10022 betw 53rd & 54th St, Tel 212-753-9080

TAL - Yorkville

333 E. 86th St., Yorkville NY betw 1st & 2nd Ave, Tel 212-427-6811

Terrace Bagels

Great chewy bagels comes in various flavors like jalapeno and sun dried tomato. Baked fresh everday.
224 Prospect Pk. West, Brooklyn NY 11215 Tel 718-768-3943


75 Ninth Ave., Chelsea NY Chelsea Market, Tel 212-463-8106