The Best Bagels You Can Order on the Internet
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.
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.
Photo: Black Seed Bagels/Alex Ostroff
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.
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.
Repost @grubstreet: "It's an exciting time for 103-year-old @russanddaughters - Owners Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper have opened a location on the Upper East Side, and they also have plans to expand to Brooklyn [Navy Yard] for the first time ever. At the former, inside @thejewishmuseum, there's both a 60-seat, sit-down restaurant and a take-out appetizing counter. Federman and Tupper are now producing their own bagels, bialys, babka, and other pastries, and the menu at the Jewish Museum is entirely kosher — another first. "Every time we open a new place, people are like, 'What are you doing? Why not just keep the store?'" Tupper says. "But there are so many customers that come down to the Lower East Side café. To walk around and speak to these people, who are just so glad we're up there ... there's been an outpouring of emotion. It feels really good to give that to people." Pictured is The Anne: wild Western nova smoked salmon, smoked yellowfin tuna, sable, smoked brook trout, and wild Alaskan salmon roe. : @wagtouicz" #AppetizingSince1914 #RussAndDaughters
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.
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