Ess-a-Bagel

359 First Ave.
New York, NY 10010
212-260-2252

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  • Sat-Sun 6am-5pm, Mon-Fri 6am-9pm
  • $
  • Catering, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The bagels;fat, puffy specimens;will inspire either devotion or horror, depending on how strongly you feel about overweight bagels. Pudgy they might be, but they're also hand-rolled and properly kettled, resulting in a chewy, crusty exterior. This old-school deli, open since 1976, also mixes up superior chopped liver, whitefish salad, and baked salmon, and there's sable, lox, and nova to augment your bagel. Or, skip the bagels altogether and stuff yourself with a knish or noodle pudding.

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