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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Fast Food
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews bagels ny bagel scallion cream cheese nova lox black and white cookies sandwiches breakfast sandwich tofu salmon pastrami salad worth the wait bagel shop plain bagel express line new york line was out the door
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were here early morning on a Saturday and had no line. Guy behind the counter made it clear he wasn't a fan of us, our order, his job, or maybe a combo of all of the above. This was by far the best bagel...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank christie584
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're in new york you must come here to try the bagel. Crisp outside and squishy inside. Only one problem is here that it gets crowded

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JAmesLup
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am so happy to say I've finally tried a REAL NY BAGEL. Thank you Ess-a-Bagel, I still have tears welling in the corner of my eyes because your bagels are so darn GOOD. WAIT: Right off the bat, there's a loooong line for specialty...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cathyisashorty
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a Saturday, figuring there would be no office workers on line, but the place was still packed to the rafters. At lunch time that meant a wait of over an hour. But once we got to the front of the line things...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pugsitter
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sandwich was delicious! Had a cream chesse, rosbife with lettuce and tomato. The line was too long and it took a while. It was rush hour on a busy day. Try to go when the lines are smaller.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paola D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place but it is extremely busy and slow and the prices do not seem to be fair (~$5 for a bagel with cream cheese). There are several better deals in NYC.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lines are long, but the bagels are delicious. If you're just looking for a bagel and coffee, you can skip the main food line and head to the bagel-only counter. Quick service, easy breakfast.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over an hour wait! Very little seating. Unable to sit together with a family of 5. Was yelled at by the worker behind the counter because I was unable to hear her call us amid the ridiculous noise level in the room. The food put...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Heather R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had received an ess a bagel gift package through Goldbelly last year and loved everything so much, I stopped there to bring bagel sandwiches back to our hotel—- so good, but be prepared for a long line. Definitely better fresh as the package I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Grandma190462
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic bagel option in midtown east. The bagels are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, perfectly toasted, and huge. My traditional lox and cream cheese on an onion bagel was just what I wanted while visiting NYC. It tasted just like the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lizabethb78
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October 26, 2016|
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Response from Amanda B | Reviewed this property |
They have pumpernickel raisin bagels! Not sure about plain pumpernickel.
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