Absolute Bagels

Bagels. Real honest to god bagels. A friend of mine who lives just a bit north of Absolute Bagels explain that this was the best one in the area, and after tasting one, I am a believer.

As I may have mentioned before, I am going to be moving (with the Vegetarian) to New York City in just a few weeks. I’ll be just 5 blocks away from Absolute Bagels and I am already pretty excited. Of course there is the concern that I’ll eat far too many of them, but, in moderation, this will be the “go to” bagel shop.

My friend told me that Absolute Bagels, unlike H&H and other places, do not use any sugar. I will have to do a side by side comparison to taste the true difference, but they appear to be a tad less sweet…but still unbelievable.

What makes these bagels, as well as most others you find in NYC, a real bagel is the thick crust on the outside which glistens with a butteryish (yea, a new word) finish, and coated with your favorite topping.  In my case, Everything.  The inside must remain soft and moist, while the outside remains crusty.  They are also not all shaped the same.  As far as I’m concerned, the average place just sell rolls shaped like a bagel.

This place also sells numerous homemade cream cheeses, in some really interesting flavors. They also have sandwiches with all the basics, turkey, egg salad etc. This place has great reviews for a reason and as I said, it appears to already becoming my staple of the upper west side bagel shops.

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About Evan Halperin

I like to eat. I like to cook. I like to eat what I cook. Now, I will share with you what I like to cook. My wife and I may be a vegetarian and a carnivore, but it doesn’t mean we can’t cook a nice meal with both, without compromising taste. I will share my creative meals of the Carnivore and the Vegetarian.
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7 Responses to Absolute Bagels

  1. Angela says:

    Wait, I didn't know you were moving to NYC! Fun, you must be so excited! Also, where is this place exactly? Mark and I were looking for a really great bagel place last time we were in town…

  2. yea, very excited. the neighborhood is awesome. This place is at 108th and Broadway. You can also try H&H, which I've had before.

  3. Next time you are in NYC, give a shout, I have so many places to go and try!

  4. Angela says:

    I definitely will! I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up there sometime this summer…

  5. awesome. We'll officially be up there for good at the end of June.

  6. DailyChef says:

    Good luck with the move! Totally jealous about being so near to these awesome bagels.

  7. Thanks! I think it will be a blessing and a curse

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