Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Best Bagel in Times Square...

...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.   

Sesame or everything? Cream cheese or butter?

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.  

12 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

New York just has everything! I wish I could visit. I have heard they have amazing bagels, and places where the bagels are huge! My son and his family love eating at the ice-cream place Serendipity when they visit.

Love Of Quilts said...

Cookies sure do look good . I have never been to New York. Hope you get to meet up with a fellow blogger someday.

Brenda said...

Thanks Carol I will definitely venture to these shops. I love bread.

Chatty Crone said...

Haha I would love to have an everything bagel and a little butter with you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Bagels are one of my favorite afternoon treats after a hike! WOW....I would love to try some of these! Sesame are my favs!

Tracy said...

I agree on Schmackery's. Went there three times the week I was there last summer.

From the Kitchen said...

Everything bagel with chopped liver for me or sesame with a light smear of cream cheese and a topping of strawberry jam.

Best,
Bonnie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A fresh bagel sounds mighty tempting. I love mine with cream cheese. There are so many to choose from. I could easily make a walk off Times Square to find them. But sadly a trip to New York is not in my furure.

Linda said...

YUMMY!!! Bagels and lox, bagels and lox, bagels and lox...did I mention bagels and lox? (lol)--that is the only way I will eat salmon. I also like the everything bagels. smiles

Have a great weekend, friend.

Theresa said...

YUM. I love bagels 🥯. Enjoy your evening dear friend. Hugs

Carol Henstra said...

Yum . I enjoy Bagels. Happy Valentines and Gods blessings as well.


Enjoy your weekend. From Canada to you and all.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We do so enjoy bagels and sorry I read this post a bit late, after our return from a stopover in NYC ! There wasn't a lot of time to really look for a bagel, but the next time I'll certainly take you up on the offer to meet. There are a couple of bagel shops here in Nashua, NH and they are made "on premises" but as former NJ-ites we can appreciate that NY bagels are so good and not to be missed on a visit there...when time allows.