...Probably isn't in Times Square
I was asked by a friend who will be visiting New York this weekend for a recommendation for the best pizza in Times Square and the best bagel in Times Square. I'm not an authority on pizza, so I'm not going to make a recommendation. But I do know my way around a bagel store and I feel able to say that the best bagel in the Times Square area isn't in Times Square. There are places where you can buy a bagel in the area around Times Square and I'm sure some of them are good, but based on my decades of bagel eating in Manhattan, nothing came to mind.
When I consider great bagels I think of places where bagels are made on the premises. Though it's not a sophisticated food, a fresh, hot bagel with cream cheese or butter is a treat. The photograph shown above is from my local bagel shop, Tal Bagels, Broadway and 90th Street and two miles north of Times Square.
I did a search for the best bagels in Times Square and not surprisingly, the bagel store and cafe that I had in mind was number one on the list. It's Pick A Bagel at 891 Eighth Avenue, at West 53rd Street, nine blocks north of Times Square and definitely worth the walk.
Schmackary's for the best cookie in Times Square
As long as we're on the trail of the best carbs in the Times Square area, I present Schmackary's cookies. This cookie lovers treasure is at 362 West 45th Street, just a few blocks from Times Square and so worth a visit. I've written about my love for Schmackary's and I'm still a fan. I don't go often, but if I'm in the neighborhood and the line outside the door isn't too daunting, I stop in for a cookie. I've never been disappointed.
I've been very fortunate to be able to meet so many of my blog buddies in New York City and I love finding fun places to visit. If you're visiting and New York and would like to meet up, please don't be shy. I've had great times getting together with my blogger friends and the coffee is my treat!
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a sweet week.