Bagel with Cream Cheese & Lox at Ess-a-Bagel – NYC

bagel w/ cream cheese & lox @ ess-a-bagel

Usually when I’m craving bagels near my house, it’s always a dilemma. Ess-A-Bagel or David’s Bagels? Well yesterday, the decision was made for me since David’s was closed. (Not permanently, they’re moving to a new location between 15th and 16th Street. As of yesterday, construction was still in the works.) At Ess-a-Bagel, I got my usual pumpernickel bagel with cream cheese and lox ($10.75). The huge bagels at Ess-a-Bagel are sometimes a tad bready, but yesterday my pumpernickel was perfect: crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside. The BF’s everything bagel ($1), on the other hand, was shaped like a ball. Still, when a bagel is still warm, it’s hard to complain. I gobbled up my bagel with some tomatoes, onions, and capers on the side. David did likewise. It was a good morning.

359 1st Avenue (b/n 20th St & 21st St; map)
New York, NY 10010

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  1. uken

    You make me wanna go NYC again. you know when it comes to food, you can have everything here in Tokyo except bagel. Not that they don’t have it other than they use rice for the bagel dough. man, it’s so horrile that you won’t want a bite. How could you call it bagel when it tastes like rice ball? sorry for my rant.

  2. bionicgrrrl

    @uken – It’s the same in Seoul. So much good food, but bagels suck big time. But we shouldn’t be so hard on Asia. Even in the US, it’s hard to get good bagels outside of New York. Next time you’re in New York, eat as many bagels as you can!

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