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.
But, it’s not all doom and gloom where bagels are concerned. Here in New York, a specialty bagel shop opened called Vic’s Bagel Bar, featuring gourmet spreads and quality bagels. Coolest part about this shop? You can mix your own cream cheese spread, a la Coldstone Creamery, but for bagels.
Any other bagel related blows out there? We hope not, but let us know!