What is New York City without the ubiquitous, highly defended, and never disappointing bagel? Well, for starters, not a place we’d want to be.
As New Yorkers we’ve enjoyed a lot of bagels during our lifetime, and so has Mike Varley, the man behind the famous interactive map of 202 of NYC’s best bagel spots that we’ve all referred to at least once when in the mood for a classic, perfectly doughy bagel.
Mike Varley, in an effort to conduct the most comprehensive bagel survey of New York City ever carried out, embarked on a culinary journey in which he ate a whopping 202 bagels over the span of 13 months to discover who made the best New York bagel.
And now, he’s taking us on the journey with him!
We’re sure you’ve been on a walking tour of NYC at least once in your life where you took in all the best sights the city has to offer–but have you ever been on a bagel walking tour?! Well, now you can!
Varley is sharing his bagel expertise with us once again, this time taking us with him to the city’s best spots to chow down on a bagel.
Along with fellow bagel expert Sam Silverman a.k.a. New York’s “Bagel Ambassador” and the founder of NYC Bagel Tours, guests will embark on a bagel-centric walking tour, visiting some of NYC’s top-rated bagel spots, learning the history and culture of the quintessential New York bagel, and, of course, taste testing a variety of bagels and spreads, from the classic everything bagel to the playful rainbow bagel.
Each bagel will be split into quarters to ensure you won’t fill up before getting a taste of each bagel on the menu.
And fear not, vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free, none of the bagel spots discriminate, and options will be available for all three diets.
Whether you’re a veteran bagel connoisseur or a New York bagel newbie (gasp), who wouldn’t want to embark on a tour focused solely on bagels!? I mean, that’s one way to get us to go on a walk.
Tours are two hours long and make stops at 3 different bagel shops. You can choose between a Manhattan bagel tour or Brooklyn bagel tour. Get more info on their website.