An assortment of cream cheese and smoothie samples sits in front of the cash register by the entrance to New York Bagel Deli. The bagel selection covers all the basics — plain, poppy seed, sesame, onion, cinnamon raisin, and everything — with additional wheat and cheese varieties. But the unique option is the power bagel. It's a dark wheat thing...
The Amsterdam Toast ($6.50) is a funny name for a bagel sandwich, but it might be the key to world peace. This bagel is filled with Gouda cheese, red onions, and hard-boiled eggs and topped with tomato sauce before it's pressed and heated, thereby merging all the ingredients together. Speaking to the server, we learn that in Israel, hot-pressing...
It figures that finding bagels with the characteristic chew of New York's finest contribution to breakfast requires a trip to the border of Cypress and Buena Park. One of the only places in this county that can make a real lox-and-bagel sandwich without incurring the wrath of New Yorkers is 5th Ave. Bagelry. And that's why there's always a line.
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