Think you’ve had the best bagel or that every shop is the same in NYC? With over 15 bagel flavors and 20+ cream cheese spreads including Chocolate Chip, Blueberry and Tofu, this place is THE experience. Although the bagels are as big as your face, I’ve never seen one of these fluffy “bombs” go unfinished. The staff is a group of entertaining, typical New Yorkers who are perfect at the game of “schmoozing.” One has even let me know he sells “real” Louis Vuitton handbags that he gets from Paris if I was ever interested. Who knew Essa was the new Canal Street?
*Tip: #1 Ask which bagels are hot and order that one.
*Fun Fact: Established in 1976 -additional location at 41st and 3rd ave.