Black Seed Bagels seems to be permanently getting rave reviews wherever I look. And now I'm here to add to them. B and I put a midweek lunch date in our diaries, and we strolled through the beautiful streets of Nolita, until we arrived at 170 Elizabeth Street.
We debated the pros and cons of all the various fillings, and then had to decide which bagel (sesame, poppy, multigrain, everything...) would suit our selected filling options better. We ended up going for a #1 and a #2 on whatever bagel took our fancy. No deep thoughts on flavour combinations came in to play here.
All the Bagels at Black Seed are rolled and baked in house. They leave the wood-fired oven perfectly browned and crisp; the little air bubbles inside the dough make the bagel light and give it the ideal amount of chew. I think these pictures do the fillings justice: the finest ingredients have been stuffed into the bagel with so much consideration and love. Black Seed successfully ensure that you'll never consider a standard cream cheese bagel good enough ever again.
Black Seed Bagels, 170 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012