Ess-a-bagel

(212) 260-2252 | View Website

359 1ST Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10010

40.734665 -73.980373

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 6am-9pm; Sun 6am-5pm

 
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More Categories: Grocery Stores, Delis And Delicatessens

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Cheap Eats, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Stuyvesant Town, Midtown

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Ess-a-bagel
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Menu
Bagel, Baker's Dozen, Mini Bagels, Butter, Plain Cream Cheese, Vegetable Cream Cheese, Scallion Cream Cheese, Raisin Walnut Cream Cheese, Lox Cream Cheese, Olive Cream Cheese... more

Reviews for Ess-a-bagel

Recommends

Ess-a-Bagel isn't as good as it once was, but it's still good, especially if you like a heavy coating of poppy seeds / onion / salt etc. The best thing here, for that reason, is the everything bagel. Get it hot.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

So Over Rated – Don't get me wrong. The bagels are GOOD. But everyone seems to know and rave about this place and it's totally nothing special. Being from Long Island where there are a lot of great bagel places may be altering my perception, but the bagels are only slightly better than average. Good bagels, but nothing to rave about and nothing special.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Bagels – The bagels are fabulous. We live in New Jersey and whenever we go into New York City we buy bagels to eat hot and then to freeze (they told me that if I call in the order, they'd bring it out to the car so I wouldn't have to look for parking). They are the best bagels I've had. Their whitefish salad is excellent--all whitefish with a little mayo. The bagels are also reasonably priced for NYC.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best whitefish salad in New York City – Not only do they have the freshest and most delicious bagels in the city, but hey have the absolute best whitefish salad on earth!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

So good! – my favorite bagels and c. cheese in the city. once the bagel was warm and my c. cheese was melting. So good I can taste it right now!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I can eat these 3 times a day... – Growing up in NY, I have eaten my share of bagels. Ess-A-Bagel (either by Sty-town or midtown) is by far the best bagel in NY. The bagels always warm, soft on the inside, crispy on the outside and enormous in size. They have a huge selection of different cream cheeses and all of their salads are great. The lox is always fresh too. Highly recommended to all!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The best bagel I have ever had!!!! – Our first time in New York and we had to try a "New York Bagel". We were not dissappointed in the least bit by this little gem. The bagel was huge. They were served warm and had a soft fluffy interior. The workers there also absolutely load the bagel with cream cheese (gets a little messy). I loved it and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best for years – I grew up on these bagels. The staff is no nonsense. The food options rule. When I lived upstate for a while I would buy & freeze the bagels and they would still be better than any else. Worth visiting the 1st Ave spot because it is the original store.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

gargantuan bagels – the bagels are: big, brobdingnagian, colossal, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, huge, humungous, jumbo, king sized, leviathan, mammoth, massive, titanic, tremendous, whopping ...

best bagels in nyc. always fresh and delicious. so garantuan that you can't fit them in a toaster. my personal favorite is an everything bagel with lox spread, but all the bagles are unbeliavably good.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

whitefish salad rocks – For my money, these are the best bagels in the city. And the whitefish salad on sesame is without peer.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Plump bagels, with a plump dose of time-honored New York attitude to match. – The Scene
The interior of Ess-a-Bagel, which opened in 1976 near the northwestern edge of Stuyvesant Town, has all the appeal of a breakfast nook at a Howard Johnson's, with a chintzy chandelier dangling from a drop ceiling and green metal patio chairs for seating. You want to make something of it? This place is also about attitude--even little old ladies aren't immune from the scorn of the guys behind the counter.

The Food
The bagels are big and meaty, with a fluffy interior and a good hard shell of an exterior. They're large and flavorful enough to serve as a meal on their own, but should you want more, the counter stocks such essentials as chicken salad, chopped herring salad, eggplant salad and a whole range of cream cheeses and smoked salmon.

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