After an extended illness that involved a severely limited diet, I'm finally on the mend and able to eat my old favorite foods. With that in mind, I want to treat myself and a friend to a fantastic bagel in New York City. However, I'm still recuperating and am pretty low on energy, so the standard "go to Murray's and then walk to the High Line/sit on a bench/walk around" type advice doesn't work for me. I'm looking for a restaurant that combines extremely good bagel with a comfortable seating area, with a strong preference for table service. If I have to compromise, I'll compromise on quality of bagel and accept suggestions for places with a nice environment that serve acceptable bagels. I'm happy to travel to anywhere in the city to do this.
I need a giant bagel. As in, six-foot sub: sandwich :: this bagel : regular bagels. I'm in New York City, the bagel capital of earth. [more inside]
Is there a way to know the size of the kosher salt crystals without opening the box? [more inside]
How can I ship bagels from NYC to Middle America with maximum tastiness? [more inside]
Long Island Filter: I'm looking for the names of 3 food joints - An Italian restaurant just before the Northern State Pkwy on Willis Avenue back in the 80's, The name of the bagel place that was just next door on Willis Ave, and the bakery in the strip mall at the corner of Hillside Ave and Herricks Rd. [more inside]
Help me find the BEST EVER peanut-free homemade asiago cheese bagel recipe. The closer to that famous chain's bagels, the better. [more inside]
Where in London can I find decent New York-style bagels? [more inside]
How do I bake a dense, chewy bagel at home? [more inside]
I'm thinking of putting cream cheese on bagels, wrapping them in plastic wrap and selling them. I expect to be sold out in 2-3 hours. Should I be concerned about the cream cheese going bad? Any other food safety issues?
Where can I find the best bagel in NYC? [more inside]
MeetingFoodFilter: Help me find a healthy alternative to bagels and cream cheese for an upcoming meeting! [more inside]
SmokedSalmonFilter: My wonderful fiancée gave me two vacuum-packed 1 lb. bags of smoked salmon for Christmas. (Each will keep for a week in the fridge, once opened.) How else should I eat it, beyond with bagels and cream cheese? [more inside]
Home made bagels. Christmas
bagels actually. [more inside]
I am flying to Quebec City (via Montreal) for a work trip later this month, and have two questions. I am on a mission to get good Quebec cheese for friends and family - where should I go? And I want to get bagels, help! There is... [more inside]
What's the best place to buy bagels online? Looking for widest selection + coolest functionality of the site (ie, remembers what I bought, makes suggestions, looks cool).
Is there any place in west or central London to buy fresh "NY style" bagels? And is there anything to the story that bagels don't taste the same outside of NY because the water is different? [more inside]