Schmear factor: The 9 best bagel joints in the country

    Some people think that the best bagels can only be found in New York City, and they might be right, even after the tragic loss of H&H Bagels. But while New York does have more than its fair share of amazing bagels (something to do with the tap water), there are some great spots across the country too. Here are our favorite bagel joints, in and out of the Big Apple:

    2Pick a Bagel (New York)


    Plenty of Pick a Bagel fans would argue this is the city’s best. They’ve been hand-rolling and kettle-boiling their bagels since 1988, and now have two locations, serving the East and West sides.

    Shir Schneier
    American-Israeli in her 20’s • Lover of fashion, food and art • Honorably discharged from the IDF and currently in the Reserves.