2021: Manhattan Voted Brooklyn Bagel and Coffee Company Best Bagels!
Brooklyn Bagel and Coffee Company
286 8th Ave
(212) 924-2824 – www.bkbagel.com
A New York bagel is more than a bagel. It’s a symbol. It’s an icon. Most simply put, it’s soul food. And where a new Yorker gets their soul food bagels is an oft-discussed and much argued topic. This year, Brooklyn Bagel and Coffee Company takes the trophy as the best bagel in New York, an accolade also awarded by the Food Network. Their fresh, hand-rolled bagels are made with unbleached flour to eliminate toxins and kettle boiled to give that crisp skinned outside with a pillowy softness interior that New Yorkers crave. With innovative cream cheese flavors like pizza and apple pie, top-notch coffee offerings and smoked fish and egg sandwich options, Brooklyn Bagel and Coffee Company is a soul food destination of NYC.
2020: Manhattan Voted Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys Best Bagels!
Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys
367 Grand St
(212) 473-4810 – www.kossars.com
Bagels and bialys are two New York staples, so where better to get them than Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys? Since 1936, the shop has been serving the highest-quality baked goods to its Lower East Side patrons. Isadore Mirsky and Morris Kossar began making biyals based on traditional recipes from Jewish immigrants coming from Poland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The word bialy originates from the Yiddish word “Bialystoker Kuchen,” meaning “little bread from Bialystok.” Today, Kossar’s sells more than just bialys including nearly a dozen varieties of freshly made bagels, babka, rugelach, challah and black and white cookies. The shop offers local delivery through services like UberEats, Seamless and GrubHub and also does nationwide shipping of its best selling items with Goldbelly.