Liberty Bagels, Midtown, NYC

Address: 260 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
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Opening Hours: Daily 6:00am – 5:00pm

It is without a doubt that the best bagels are in NYC and New Jersey. I don’t think anywhere else in the world has replicated the same chewiness and texture of the bagel, save for Toronto, which comes in a close second. (But still not quite.) I love that bagels are affordable, you can put anything on it, and you stay full throughout the day.

I stayed in Midtown during this trip to NYC and decided to try out something new. I didn’t want the usual suspects like Ess-a Bagel and Russ and Daughters; they weren’t the best for me. Brooklyn was too far for me during this trip and I half-regretted not going to Smith Street Bagels or Bagel Pub along 5th and 15th for my favorite.

Regardless, that didn’t stop me from trying out one of the most highly rated bagel places in NYC. Coming in at 4.5 stars out of 5, Liberty Bagels sits along 35th street, close to Penn Station. So those of you with travel plans, here’s a great place to snag one before your ride.

I always get the Everything bagel with sausage, egg and cheese. It’s also a must for me to make it toasted, or I’ll never enjoy it.

@candidcuisine POV: you're a real New Yorker if you order a bagel muy tostado 👌 #sgfoodie #wheretoeat #nyc #vtl #bagel ♬ Roxanne – Instrumental – Califa Azul

Liberty Bagels has plenty of bagel choices, including a rainbow bagels and an everything bagel that has jalapeño in it. I didn’t get that though. When in doubt, always get an everything bagel.

It was so good I went back for another round. This time, a lox and cream cheese in a toasted everything bagel as well. I devoured this bagel in 5 minutes. You can’t go wrong with a lox or a nova scotia.

So, the area of Penn Station or Penn Plaza isn’t the safest place. Lots of homeless and drug junkies hanging around so if they’re hanging around, best to grab one quickly and go.