It’s National Bagels & Lox Day, and to celebrate this chewy, briny match made in heaven, we’d like to spotlight the many ways in which these two complementary foods can be enjoyed. You can make a bagel sandwich with cream cheese and lox, of course, but, as with so many of our favorite Jewish foods, the possibilities are endless!
Remember the rainbow bagel craze that hit New York earlier this year? Well, the story didn’t stop there. A proliferation of over-the-top, cereal- and cake-inspired bagels have followed in its wake.
It’s been a rough year for the bagel. This summer, despite a tremendous outcry from New Yorkers, and New York bagel lovers alike, H&H Bagels’ Upper West Side location closed its doors. As a resident Upper West Side New Yorker, I can admit, this was a sad blow. I have fond memories of picking up Scottish salmon and sable from Zabar’s, and then picking up some hot, crusty bagels next door at H&H.I have less fond memories of working out at the gym above H&H, and smelling the delicious bagels wafting from below. Not exactly ideal weight loss motivation.