Here’s Why NYC Bagels Are the Only Food You’ll Ever Need to Survive

Have you ever wondered what puts the BAE in bagels? Bagels do, duh.

They're a dietary must-have in NYC, and outside of the New York area, it just doesn't seem like anyone can do bagels right– or appreciate them as much as New Yorkers do.

But did you ever consider that there's so much more to bagels than just a satisfying breakfast? When it comes to bagels, the possibilities are endless and delicious. Here are 6 obvious reasons why NYC bagels are the only food you'll ever need to survive.


1. They're never boring

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There is no such thing as a boring bagel. It simply cannot be done.

When you're just not feeling a plain bagel, you're in luck, as bagels come in a variety of flavors for any mood you're in.

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Everything and cinnamon raisin bagels are delightful, but for even more variety, check out Tompkins Square Bagels, an East Village bagel shop and restaurant, that makes amazing speciality bagels which can be outfitted in some of the craziest cream cheese flavors.

How about cookie dough or cake batter cream cheese? Yup… O.M.G.


2. You can put anything on top of them

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Are you sick of plain cream cheese or butter? Did you ever think about putting peanut butter or nutella on your bagel? How about cold cuts to make a bagel sandwich for lunch? You're welcome.


3. They make the best breakfast sandwiches

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Bacon, egg, and cheese is absolutely the most amazing thing ever.

You know what makes it even better? That's right: putting it on a warm, toasted bagel.


4. But they're not just for breakfast

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You can also put your favorite lunch meats on a bagel, and that's okay too. Or, you could make your own version of your favorite microwavable snack, the pizza bagel.

Yes, pizza bagels exist outside of microwave pizza bagel bites. They are real, and they are delicious. Layer cheese, sauce, and your favorite toppings on top of an open face bagel, bake it, and watch as your mind is blown. You won't be sorry.


5. They're quick, easy, and painless

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Bagels are the best possible food you could get on the go, just because they are so quick and so good.

They're great for picking up a good, filling breakfast before work or for a satisfying lunch break.

Seriously, why would you wait on line at Shake Shack or Chipotle for forty-five minutes when you could grab a bagel and have a lunch that is just as divine in a fraction of the time?


6. You can freeze them, and then you can have bagels anytime you want

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When it comes to donuts, bread, or any other baked treat, you might worry about them going back and becoming rock-hard and inedible within a few days.

With bagels, you don't have to worry about that. You can buy a bunch and stick them in your freezer. That way, whenever you want a bagel, you can whip one out of the freezer and heat it up. Boom. Bagels anywhere, any time.

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