Yes, I live in Brookyn NY, and I grew up in Queens NY.
I’m a New Yorker.
And I don’t care what Chicagoans say, with their deep dish pizza… NY pizza is awesome, dammit!!
But you know what food is also great in NYC?
Yes, that circular bread treat, sometimes with different seeds on it, like poppy seeds or sesame seeds, or maybe large-grained salt, or garlic or onion. Sometimes the bread is flavored, like cinnamon raisin or pumpernickel.
And sometimes they’re plain.
Then there’s the Everything Bagel, adding every external topping at once. The indecisive (or greedy) New Yorker’s dream.
There are different types of cream cheese spreads, or other spreads like whitefish salad, or they could be the base of a sandwich.
Crazy, I know.
I know eating lots of bread isn’t great for keeping my weight down… BUT… I can’t go cold turkey.
Now I now have relatives in other areas on the USA. In Ohio, Maine, Colorado and Florida. And yes, I bring bagels wherever I go.
Honestly, they’re just not the same in other areas. And frozen bagels in stores are bareable, in a pinch. I guess.
Legend has it that the NYC water, for some reason, is great for making bagels. Go figure.
And since I’m driving to Ohio for Christmas, I’m bringing FOUR DOZEN BAGELS.
I’m just glad that holiday eating doesn’t count : )