The Best Bagels in NYC
I should say the best bagels in the WORLD if they are the best in NYC. Let's be realistic - when it comes to this NYC breakfast staple, no other city can compete.
I am imagining Nigel from Miranda Priestly's office cringing - what kind of girl eats a BAGEL ? !
Sadelle's is in Soho on West Broadway and hard to miss with a big flag outside and a beautiful blue front. The stunning restaurant is brightly lit by the skylights in the ceiling of the main dining room. The bagel bar is something I have not seen before. Smoked and cured fish with boxes of caviar and stacks of bagels. The bakers are wearing white jackets and can be seen in the main dining room. The bagels are freshly baked and keep getting replenished at the bar.
My fellow diner are all stylish hipsters. I don't see a single tourist!
I order scrammed eggs with smashed potatoes, orange juice and an English Breakfast tea. It is hard to choose between the poppy seed, sesame, pumpernickel but I settle for a sesame seed bagel. The bagel is the last to arrive, freshly baked and toasted with a light cream cheese on the side. I add the Baeri royal caviar. It is divine!
I have to warn anyone who goes here - it is hard to move after breakfast so take your time. I would even recommend you skip lunch. I sure have to.