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Kossar's @ Bluebird Sky

Kossar’s @ Bluebird Sky

While Chinatown may not seem like a place to find a good bagel, Baxter Street’s hidden gem Bluebird Sky has made it a point to offer a classic to local bagel-lovers. Importing from the Lower East Side institution Kossar’s Bialys, we were excited to escape the tourist mayhem of Canal Street and give one of...
This Is The End: H&H Bagels

This Is The End: H&H Bagels

2012 seems to be bringing a sea change in the bagel world: H&H Bagels has closed, as of Thursday, January 26th, after having been evicted from their last remaining location. Although their disappearance may seem sudden, it was, in fact, a somewhat predictable conclusion to an ongoing financial downward spiral. Summer 2011 brought the closure...
Ess-a-Bagel

Ess-a-Bagel

Founded in 1976, Ess-a-Bagel is as institutional as they come in New York City. Though their bagels are admittedly oversized, many bagel-lovers are devoted to these super-sized carb-bombs. We ventured to the midtown location for lunch, healthy appetite and smoked salmon craving in tow. What we got was both over-abundant and lacking. The bagel was...
Bagels Throughout Time

Bagels Throughout Time

3200 BC ca.     The ancient Egyptians represent bagel-like snacks in hieroglyphics. 1264 AD     Poland, the bagel’s future birthplace, makes a move towards religious tolerance when Polish Prince Boleslaw the Pious issues a decree that allows Jews to buy, sell, and touch bread with the same freedom as Christians. His radicalism is...