The whole bagel obsession is overrated
You may think the Instagram community is making a whole lot of hullabaloo over just your average breakfast carb. Try telling me that after you’ve had a freshly baked circle of dough straight out of the oven of one of New York’s finest. And speaking of New York’s finest–the battle wages on as to who deserves the crown, be it Russ & Daughters, Ess-A-Bagel, Black Seed Bagels, Murray’s Bagels, Zabar’s, Zucker’s Bagels, Barney Greengrass (…or H&H Midtown Bagels East, Kossar’s Bialys, Bagel Oasis, Beygl, Absolute Bagels, The Bagel Hole, Terrace Bagels…stop me anytime…). The jury is still out, but talk to any New Yorker and chances are they will not only have an opinion on the matter, but a very strong one. Bagel loyalty runs deep. But the simple truth is you haven’t done the city right unless you’ve lent your taste buds to the conversation. Whichever side you land on, the fact remains that few things are more quintessential “New York” than the bagel. Believe the hype.