Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NEXT UP: Murray's Bagels

Bagels are a serious matter.

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.

Located at 500 Avenue of the Americas, Murray's Bagels is a must-visit for bagel-lovers. I was only able to go twice, but my favorite sesame-with-lox-and-cream-cheese order did not disappoint. I am seriously considering driving to NYC right now to get my bagel fix.

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?

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  1. When I move to NYC, I am sooo going their!! I love blueberry bagels!

    1. As much as I love bagels, I'm rarely experimental with my choices. I'll have to give the bluebs a try!

  2. Given that I live in NYC...uh yeah, I'm totally a bagel snob. I have a few favorite places in the city but haven't been to Murray's! I'll have to give it a try.

    1. Ah yea, you'll have to let me know any other good places!