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The 7 best damn bagels in the East Village

Published On 02/09/2014 Published On 02/09/2014
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1. Everything Bagels 81 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

This acclaimed EV bagel spot's doling out more than the usual bagel with cream cheese. Head here for insane lox, awesome fresh juices, and all sorts of other hangover-curing deliciousness.

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2. Heaven's Hot Bagel 283 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Heaven's is exactly that... a spot to get your seriously-NY-style bagels and coffee (see? we told you it was really heaven).

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3. Moishe's Bake Shop 115 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

Moishe's, the quintessential old-school EV bake shop, has been doling out NY-style bagels for years, and hasn't let up the secret yet. Head here for a delicious bagel and/or another treat.

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4. Cafe Pick Me Up 145 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

This writer/creative haven also happens to be a top-purveyor of NY-style bagels. Come to this Washington Square Park people-watching portal, and relax with a cup of coffee.

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5. Jennifer's Way 263 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

This EV gluten-free bakery has sweets that'll make your stomach the happiest its ever been -- as well as some NY-style bagels that bring it back to better days.

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6. The Bean 54 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (Alphabet City)

With so many Beans in such close proximity to one another, it's hard to choose just one. However, at each location, you're bound to get a stomach full of goodness. Dive into their pastries, donuts, and get one of their truly-NY-style bagels.

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7. Tompkins Square Bagels 165 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (Alphabet City)

Right by Tompkins Square Park, this Alphabet City bagel shop has a ton of unique homemade cream cheeses (bacon scallion, chocolate chip cookie dough, birthday cake, chipotle avocado, etc). The plump and chewy bagels range in flavor from plain, sesame, and poppy to French toast, pumpkin, and spelt. The line typically goes out the door on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and note: it's cash-only.

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