It’s not controversial to say that Ess-A-Bagel serves the best bagels in Midtown. People around here seem to agree, as evidenced by the lines that stretch out the front door. But the lines move fast, and while you’re waiting you can figure out your order - we like their signature one with whitefish salad and nova. Have one of these for breakfast and you probably won’t be starving at 11:29am like usual.
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Dill & Parsley
Dill & Parsley is a fast-casual place in Midtown where you can get some sort-of-healthy Mediterranean food.
The Lambs Club
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Russ & Daughters Brooklyn Navy Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard location of Russ & Daughters is huge, and a good place to get bagels, smoked fish, and baked goods.
Zabar’s is a longstanding gourmet deli on the Upper West Side that’s famous for smoked fish.
Greenberg's Bagels might just be our favorite place to start the day in Bed-Stuy.
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Crave Fishbar’s second location on the UWS is larger than the original UES spot and works for nearly every situation.
Leo’s Bagels arguably has some of the best bagels in the city and their egg and cheese sandwich will make your FiDi mornings better.
Tompkins Square Bagels
Tompkins Square Bagels is a bagel shop in the East Village across the street from the park.
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