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Tal Bagels

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2446 Broadway, New York, NY 10024 40.791 -73.974
nr. 91st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-712-0171 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Bagels/Donuts
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Official Website

talbagels.info

Hours

Mon-Sat, 5:30am-10pm; Sun, 5:30am-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Bagels/Donuts

Special Features

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

Profile

Vying with other popular New York bagel emporia, the bagels at Tal are neither as big as Ess-A-Bagel's nor as glutinous as their crosstown counterparts at H&H. Rather, Tal strikes a happy balance between chewy (outside) and doughy (inside). With the exception of the fairly scary, unnaturally pink smoked salmon cream cheese, spreads like whitefish, salmon both smoked and baked, and chopped herring are fresh and tasty. Breaking with bagel convention, behind the counter you'll also find a gourmet assortment of fresh-sliced deli meats: several kinds of salami, six flavors of turkey, and a range of hams. Crust lovers, take note: Tal doesn't toast, so it’s best to order whatever flavor is still hot from the oven. But counter helpers will gladly scoop out bagel innards for the carb-conscious, no matter your choice of salad or schmear.

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