Mon-Fri, 6:30am-6pm; Sat, 6:30am-5pm; Sun, 7am-3pm
F, G at Seventh Ave.
You wouldn’t know it from the ordinary, bodega-like corner storefront, but since 1986, this shoebox-sized deli has been making bagels from scratch in an intimate kitchen behind the counter. The Hole’s boiled and baked rolls come in eleven regular flavors from plain and egg to pumpernickel and salt, and are baked throughout the day as needed. Get them plain, with cream cheese (the meaty lox spread is the only one made in house), an egg, or as a sandwich. Boar's Head cold cuts, cheeses, and tuna and whitefish salads are available by the pound, and coolers are stocked with take-home basics like cream cheese, butter, eggs, and milk, plus bottled drinks galore.