We don’t need to tell you that New York has the best bagels. The question of the best bagel in the city is highly debated. We do know for sure that more than a few of the “best” can be found in Brooklyn. Here’s a list of where you should get your bagel & schmear. By Siobhan Wallace.
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Bagel Hole’s superb bagels have been increasingly known in the public eye over the past few years. Each bite through a perfect crunchy crust yields a pillow soft interior with a wonderful yeasty bread flavor. They bake bagels throughout the day so even those who work the late shift can get their hands on a fresh bagel.
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Another undisputed great bagel in Brooklyn is Windsor Terrace’s Terrace Bagels. Their crust is a little on the chewier side, but they make up for that in size–the bagels are rolled so expertly that there’s barely any hole. Be sure to leave a little extra room for one of their sweets as well!
One of Bay Ridge’s longstanding favorites is Bagel Boy. If your bagel wants go beyond the usual butter or cream cheese, this full-service deli can whip you up a fantastic bagel sandwich instead. They’re also open 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday for the late-night crowd.
Montague Street Bagels
Tucked away amongst Brooklyn Heights’ brownstones is Montague Street Bagels. Fresh bagels are made throughout the day at this 24-hour spot, a welcome early breakfast or late night snack for those working in the nearby courthouses.
Montreal has long proclaimed that their bagels rival New York’s. When the Quebecoise eatery, Mile End, opened in Boerum Hill, it was only a matter of time before they started importing bagels from Montreal’s famed St.-Viateur. The bagels come covered in sesame seeds, and are thinner, flatter, and a tad sweeter than the traditional New York Bagel. They are only available until 11 a.m. during the day, but this is definitely a special breakfast treat.
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Siobhan Wallace is the co-founder of BlondieandBrownie.com.