Very much like the other best bagel shops in NYC, they do not toast, and the funny staff here will tell you that immediately!
This place is super busy, and I literally had to stand and eat my whole wheat with lox spread and down my coffee.
As for the bagel: crispy on the outside, chewy and flavourful inside. IMHO, tied with Murray's for the best in NYC.
Nova/lox spread: Not as good as either Murray's, or my favourite, the spread at Absolute Bagels.
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