As a NYC native, I feel obligated to tell anybody who is coming here to visit or lives here and hasn't discovered this gem yet about the best bagels ever in the NYC area. Actually, they are in Long Island. A&S Bagels are the sh*t! Made on premises, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, a large selection and absolutely fabulous! They also have all different sorts of cream cheeses and cupcakes which are also really frickin awesome!