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H&H Bagels

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2239 Broadway, New York, NY 10024 40.78455 -73.979622
at 80th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-595-8003 Send to Phone
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    6 out of 10

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bagels/Donuts
Photo by Ty Hewitt

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Official Website

hhbagels.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 79th St.; B, C at 81st St.-Museum of Natural History

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Bagels/Donuts

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)

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A New York institution since 1972, H&H boils and bakes its bagels so often that you’re likely to get yours oven-warm, day or night. Plastic bins filled with the yeasty, chewy-crusted rolls line the wall behind the counter; fresh batches are unceremoniously dumped in between orders. H&H's legendary freshness has inspired near-cultish devotion by UWS regulars and fans as far afield as Morocco, Taiwan, and Australia, to whom H&H ships overnight. The small counter takes individual orders, but H&H’s core business is wholesalethe bagel-boiling vats are plainly visibleand retail peons can't rightly expect tables, chairs, or any superfluous ambiance. Regulation brunch staples like cream cheese, packaged lox, and OJ are for sale in the shop's refrigerated cases; for tonier fare, head across 80th St to Zabar's or down Broadway to Fairway . To-go customers, take note: The shop doesn't toast, shmear, or butterit's bagel business only, nothing extra. Modern inroads are evident in whole-wheat and (dubious) blueberry bagels, but tradition holds fast with garlic, pumpernickel, and mouth-puckering salt bagels, along with crusty, onion- and poppy-flecked bialys.

Extra

H&H also makes mini-bagels by special order; two dozen is the minimum quantity.

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