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I recently made my quarterly trek over to one of my all-time favorite restaurants…New York Bagel & Coffee Shop.  I’ve been going to this place for as long as I can remember, and it’s just one of those character spots that is far too rare in Houston.

There are two front doors to the place.  A walk through either one takes you straight to heaven.  If it’s strictly fine bagels you’re after, go right.  If you’re in search of a sit-down breakfast, go left.  With all the smells, sound, and hustle and bustle–this place transports you straight to New York.

Within minutes, you’ll be greeted by Eddie, the co-owner and face of the place.  Eddie has never met a customer he didn’t like.  He even gave me a tour of the facilities a few months back, representing one of the top culinary experiences of my life.  No kidding.  The process of making a bagel is fascinating.

Enough about the atmosphere, what about the food?  It’s tremendous.  Finest eggs and bagels in town.  I particularly enjoy this breakfast plate: two eggs sunny-side-up, crispy potatoes, and an onion bagel with cream cheese.  It just doesn’t get any better.  I love breaking the yolks and sopping them up with the fresh bagel.  Sara usually gets the salmon (Nova) sandwich (pictured above).  On my last visit, I ordered the salmon with scrambled eggs.  Perfection!

New York Bagel & Coffee Shop is small, so as you can imagine, things get hectic during peak times.  Expect a ten minute wait on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  That gives you plenty of time to head next door for a dozen take-home bagels.  If you’re flying solo, there is counter seating.  Highly entertaining.  The prices are very reasonable.  Expect a family of four to get out of there for around $25.


Stacy May 2, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I used to go there allll the time when I was younger. On Saturdays and Sundays you can pretty much find every Jew in town there. My Dad (who lives in Corpus) still comes up to stock up on their bagels. He freezes them and has bagels year-round!

The Mighty Rib May 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm

You should forward this post to your dad. Doesn’t that top pic just make you want to jump through the screen?

Christina May 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm

YES, NY bagel shop. Real. NY. Bagels. In TX. I believe in miracles.

The Mighty Rib May 2, 2011 at 8:08 pm

My favorite bagel they make is a tie between the poppy and onion.

Uncle Kenny May 3, 2011 at 9:31 am

Great bagels! Sadly their corned beef hash is a major disappointment. It is ground to pulp and resembles nothing so much as dog food from a can.

The Mighty Rib May 3, 2011 at 10:08 am

I’ve never gotten the corned beef hash, so thanks for the tip. Also, check back in on Thursday Uncle Kenny. I am trying out an omelette recipe you might enjoy. Thanks for reading!

natalie May 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

You are so EVIL. This looks delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Mighty Rib May 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Direct quote from last night that pretty much spells out what a loser I am. To my wife: “Isn’t it amazing how photogenic salmon is?”

      natalie May 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      HAHA!!! Makes perfect sense to me 😀

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