There are a few things I'm really picky about, but if I ever compiled a list, bagels would be at the top. Blame it all on New York City and the bagels I grew up eating. During my childhood I couldn't get enough of blueberry and strawberry bagels but for whatever reason I switched to cinnamon raisin bagels in my teens. Now that I'm a health-conscious adult, I opt for whole wheat bagels though I due spurge on a pumpernickel bagel from time to time. While I've since returned to the place that started my obsession, I'll never forget the whole wheat bagel recipe that got me through the year and a half I lived in Los Angeles. Try these babies and I promise, you'll never buy store bought bagels again.
Reviewed by Whatagig:I am a native New Yorker - born and bred in Brooklyn and still here. It's true. There's no better place to buy a bagel, but I have to tell... I made Happy Herbivore's recipe this week, and they were AWESOME! We loved them! I made "everything on its"---onion, garlic, poppy seed, sesame seed, and kosher salt on the top, bottom, sides - everywhere. I wish I could show you a picture of them. I even shared them with friend's (omnis, also native NYers). They couldn't get over it and said they were better than the bagel store. Really, they genuinely meant it. For anyone who was born here to say that is saying A LOT!!! Give them a try...easy and delicious!