There are plenty of great reasons to head down to the East Village, whether it's to get a tattoo, get a great bagel, or get a great bagel... tattoo. And since we've already got two awesome butterfly tats on the small of our back, we've decided to focus our attention on great bagels. In particular, this list of the seven best ones that the East Village has to offer.
The Best Bagel You Don’t Need Pants To Eat: Everything Bagels Cafe
Within walking distance of seven subways and 11 bus lines, Everything Bagels Cafe is (duh) conveniently located. They’re cash-only, but worth every ATM pin button-push, thanks to 1) soft, fresh bagels with plenty of cream cheese to schmear (15+!), and 2) a lightly toasted garlic bagel with a generous helping of scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese served with a spicy sausage patty. Remember, pants are the enemy. An un-American enemy.