Bagel Oasis

For better or for worse, this Queens bagel shop that’s been open since 1961 will stand out in your mind years after you go there. That’s because these bagels have a completely different texture and mouthfeel than most of their New York City counterparts. They’re inexplicably light and toast-like. Bagel Oasis bakes their bagels at such a high temperature that tiny air bubble bumps form on the outside. If you like bagels with a little less chewiness and a little more delicacy, these may turn into your favorite version in NYC.

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