Soho: Although my favorite bagel place was once Murray Bagels, it has now become Blackseed. The bagels are a tad smaller, but so much better. The staff comes in at 4 am to start baking a range of flavors including salt, sesame and everything. With a small menu of about 10-15 different sandwiches, they make only enough for each day, allowing them to close at 4 pm. 170 ELIZABETH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10012 OPEN: 7AM-4PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK
Best Bagel Sandwiches in NYC: Russ & Daughters - Here's where delectable bread halos make friends with sumptuous spreads, proteins and tomato slices. Many bagel shops here also have gluten-free, low carb and whole grain varieties.