Daniel's Bagels: "certainly one of the best bagels in town" Daniel's Bagels Tip by richiecdisc

Daniel's Bagels, New York City: 1 reviews and 3 photos

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Pizza is not the only thing with a big connection to NYC. Bagels are yet another NYC institution and again there are many arguments about who makes the best bagels. This took perhaps even more time to sort out than deciding which pizza place to visit when in NYC recently. The problem was quite a few of them sounded great and slightly different ways. I wanted to check out more than one but their divergent locations made that impractical when it is mostly a breakfast food and you can't spend your whole time in NYC traveling to and from a place to well, break your fast, right?

So, we decided on Daniel's as much for their convenient location as for their many proponents saying they did in fact have the best bagels in NYC. We were not disappointed. It was so good we went both mornings we were lucky enough to wake up in the area. These beauties are dense and chewy with just the right amount of crunchy exterior to make toasting them not only not necessary but shameful even to suggest. That said, this is one of the few real old bagel joints that will toast them if you insist on the unnecessary sin.

Favorite Dish: That you can get something this good for a mere 70 cents is proof that many food items on this planet are very over-priced. You really don't need anything on one of them either, they are good enough to eat plain but the usual suspects are there. Try one with a huge gob of cream cheese for $1.50. You can order one of these and a plain one and have more than enough cream cheese for both bagels. Splurge and get the salmon spread for $4.95. It's worth it and again, you get enough salmon spread (lox mixed with cream cheese) for two bagels. Either of these is more than enough for breakfast but we had both of them as we are unfortunately not in the area too often and are....well, gluttons. Pints of Tropicana OJ and Grapefruit juice are a reasonable $2. It's cafeteria style so no need to tip and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better breakfast in the city and certainly not anything more authentic.

Address: 569 3rd Ave (37th & 3rd)
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Between E 37th St. & E 38th St.
Phone: (212) 972-9733
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Other
Website: http://danielnyc.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 24, 2010
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