Call it an obsession. Call it a cult. Call it a fetish.
We’re opinionated about those boiled beauties with a hole in the middle.
Business Insider (BI) recently teamed up with Foursquare to vote on the “20 Best Bagel Shops In New York City” and released their list on Tuesday. And wouldn’t you know it — our neighborhood has three of them.
“Because the app allows users to save and favorite the venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which bagels are getting the most praise, based on user ratings and comments,” writes BI.
Congrats to Bagel Pub, Bergen Bagels, and La Bagel Delight!
Perhaps some of you are already getting your backs up about this? Not to worry — we have included a poll below so you may have your say.
#10. Bergen Bagels, 473 Bergen Street (at Flatbush Avenue)
Foursquare rating: 8.98
From Foursquare: “Brooklyn’s Bergen Bagels amasses a line out the door almost every morning for its fresh bagels and huge selection of homemade cream cheeses. Expect flavors both sweet and savory, including blueberry, apple cinnamon, basil, jalapeño, and walnut raisin.”
#11. La Bagel Delight (2 locations) 284 7th Avenue (between 6th and 7th Streets) and 122 7th Avenue (between Carroll and President Streets)
Foursquare rating: 8.88
From Foursquare: “A favorite of Park Slope residents, La Bagel Delight combines friendly service with delicious breakfast options to embody the spirit of the quintessential neighborhood bagel shop. Start your morning with a breakfast sandwich stuffed with eggs, cheese, and one of the spot’s 11 types of meat. Delightful!”
#19. Bagel Pub, 287 9th Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
Foursquare rating: 8.73
From Foursquare: “Though customers complain that the line can get long, the menu at Bagel Pub Park Slope can’t be beat. From a plethora of bagel and cream cheese options to smoothies and pastries, this place has you covered for breakfast.“ We’re a big fan of their backyard.
And we must ask this: How is Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Co. not located it Brooklyn? Three are located in Queens and one is in Manhattan. They came in at #2. Hmm…
Ok, so we know we’ve missed some of your favorites. Cafes, delis, and other somewhat off-the-grid places in the neighborhood deserve our respect. Here are the basic ones to vote on. But please add yours to the comments section if you believe your fave has not been represented!