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These New York bagels can be shipped right to your door

After a long day of fasting, nothing tastes better than a fresh, doughy bagel with cream cheese and lox for Yom Kippur break fast, which is traditionally a dairy-focused meal rather than a meat-based one, since dairy is easier for empty stomachs to digest. Salted and pickled fishes help to restore salts and minerals that were lost during the fast, and bagels are quickly filling.

After 24 hours without sustenance, it's only right to treat your stomach to the very best—and nobody does bagels better than New York. But if you can't get to the Big Apple's legendary shops before Yom Kippur, you're in luck: Some of the best bagels and schmears can be shipped right to your door.

Check out these spots delivering the most satisfying meals for the High Holiday.

① Black Seed Bagels

Black Seed's catering menu serves the very best of the insta-famous, hand-rolled, wood-fired bagels, with platters like Classic Lox, Bagels & Veggies, and even its Black Seed Deluxe, served with double-smoked salmon, whitefish, egg and cucumber salads, tomatoes, capers, scallions, and tobiko cream cheese.

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② H&H Bagels

H&H's old-fashioned-style bagels (kettle boiled, cold water bathed and baked on burlap-covered wood boards) are worth waiting for. Its catering menu not only includes bagels, salmon and assorted fish platters, but an assorted platter of flaky rugelach, with flavors like raspberry, chocolate, apricot and, of course, classic cinnamon raisin.

 

③ Russ & Daughters

After more than 100 years of business, this NYC staple has long been recognized as one of the best when it comes to classic Jewish fare, and, thankfully, the bagel and schmear guru ships nationwide. Between its knishes, potato latkes with salmon roe and crème fraîche, chopped livers, and, of course, its famous fish platters, we can't think of a better way to fill our empty stomachs.

 

④ Katz's Delicatessen

Though this Lower East Side mainstay is famous for its juicy pastrami on rye, the bagels, kugel, lox and latkes give the smoky meat sandwich a run for its money. And no High Holiday feast would be complete without a sweet cinnamon or chocolate babka.