I hope you're not laughing, because I'm definitely not kidding. There is a huge difference between a good bagel and a bad bagel.
Have you ever tried a Pepperidge Farm bagel tucked into a plastic bag from the grocery store? It should not be allowed the honor of calling itself a bagel. A real bagel has a slightly crunching exterior with a not-too-dense doughy inside that releases a subtle stem when sliced open.
I told you I wasn't kidding.
Given my love of this bread product, finding a place that makes real bagels is monumental. I am always eager to discover one of these quality stores, so I was thrilled to stumble upon such a place in NYC this past summer: Murray's Bagels.
|Cream Cheese and Lox on a Sesame Bagel = LOVE|
If you happen to be in the Big Apple and you're looking for a big bagel (heh), Murray's is the place to go. Just make sure to pick up one for me while you're there.
Favorite bagel place? Are you a fellow bagel snob or do you settle for any old bagel?