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359 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10010
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- Monday: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Tuesday: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Wednesday: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Thursday: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Friday: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Saturday: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.5 of 5.0 from 30 reviews
price range:Less than $10
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Blogger Reviews of Ess-a-Bagel
Passport Eater on Apr 24, 2014
There is an extensive selection of spreads and accompaniments. Take the cream cheese options: some of the more unusual offerings include apple cinnamon, berry berry, olive, and chocolate chip. The strawberry cream cheese is a personal favorite, its sweet, fruity punch harmonizing with the mild, creamy base.
Posting at my mom's request: not handicap accessible.
by Andrew B.
huge bagels, don't toast them
by Ryan G.
Great place! The line out the door will tell you it's worth the wait!
by Tom K.
I love this place so much. Best bagels in the whole world. Apple Cinnamon Cheese. BOOM!
5 words: 9 grain with apple cinnamon.
by Jonathan C.
Apple cinnamon cream cheese on a whole wheat bagel...wow. Just wow.
by Jonathan C.
Great bagels but terrible staff. Always yelling at customers. I wont be back
by Danielle D.
“The New York bagel is a classic, a must. Ess-a-Bagel would be an impeccable choice, either Midtown or downtown. Find a better bagel in your town? Not bloody likely.” 2 locations (midtown or downtown)
by Brad G.
Good thing for them they have the best bagels cause friendly and happy and smily they are not!!! What a shame, this is the basic of a business..
by Jay B.
Simply da best
by Carter A.
Great bagels: sesame seeds with yummy tuna salad and plain with rich egg salad are the favorites for a great weekend breakfast.
Best bagels. Get one from the back while it's still warm.
Best bagels in the city!
by Devin F.
A whole Wheat everything bagel with ham, swiss, lettuce, tomato, with spicy mustard and mayo is definitely worth consumption!
by Justin H.
Try the hand cut smoked salmon on scooped out pumpernickel with lettuce, tomato and shrimp salad.
by Chris C.
Bagel. Scallion cream cheese. Lox. Tomato. Do it.
by David S.
Forget any pretense of customer service here.
by Steve M.
Best NYC bagel!
Get the table at the Front Window, some of the best people watching in the city ...
by Abby J C.
$5 for an everything bagel with cream cheese I won't be buying bagels here again
by Todd E.
I wait patiently/ on long lines for great bagels/ totally worth it.
by Mike G.
Best bagels in nyc
by Sandy C.
Guy behind the counter was suprisingly nice and helpful. I prefer scoop out whole wheat everything, scallion tofu cc with lox...also good ice hazelnut coffee !
by Tara R.
Whole wheat everything with light scallion... Always a winner
by Alex F.
I pass 15+ bagel places en route to this spot, but it's totally worth it. Weekend mornings, expect it to take 10 mins or so.
by Bri G.
They do not toast bagels! But it's fun to ask and see their reaction anyway :)
by Jesse T.
I was excited to try the bagels here, but never got the chance because no one offered to take my order after standing at the counter for about 1-2 min. Never going to return.
by Bri B.
Nothing compares to the deliciousness that is an everything bagel with olive cream cheese. The et bagels have a savory, crunchy, seedy coating with a soft and doughy delicious inside.
by Danielle Z.
The best bagels in New York. I'm an "everything with scallion cream cheese" kind of guy myself, but that's pure breath hubris. Just don't ask for it toasted, you noob.
by Red F.
Get the everything bagel here. You'll never eat anything else.
by Dominique B.