I was in New York last week for a quick trip and sure did have a good time. Some food and drink highlights were: Estela, Uncle Boon’s, Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, ZZ’s Clam Bar, Raines Law Room, Roberta’s, Maison Premiere and…Black Seed bagels! My friend Hourie, a professional baker, heard about their Montreal-style hand rolled and wood-fired bagels and chose that spot for an early lunch. I just so happened to be a tiny bit hungover that day, making her a genius. What’s better than a warm everything bagel with egg, bacon and cheese after a late night of drankin’? I mean.
So the thing about Montreal-style bagels is that they have egg (and no salt) in the dough and they take a little bath in honey water before they hit the oven. They are smaller, more compact and a bit denser than a New York bagel. The poppy bagel, or black seed, is the most popular style, hence the name of this stellar spot in Nolita. I believe I’ve found my new bagel boo.
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170 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012