Bagel Hole

The first thing you should know about Bagel Hole is that under no circumstances can you order a toasted bagel here. They simply will not make it for you. The bagels are so fresh and so good that to toast them would be an insult. Even though the service is pretty brusque and the line can stretch out into the street on weekends, this cash-only spot is still one of our favorite places to get bagels in the five-boroughs. They’re on the smaller side, and the folks here don’t put an entire pound of cream cheese on a single bagel, which makes for a more enjoyable experience overall.

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