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831 3RD Ave Ste 1 New York NY 10022
(212) 980-1010
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Enjoy one of New York's best bagels at the Ess-a-Bagel, serving divine meals listing salads, soups and poultry dishes. A few of the cream cheese varities you can order are banana nut, olive, and sun-dried tomato. The restaurant has been voted as one of the best for its bagels in town. Since they have a catering option you can treat your guests to delicious dishes like bagels, fish and salad...

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Ess-A-Bagel is known for amazing bagels, luscious, appetizing salads, varieties of cream cheese, choice meats, and great catering services. From 9 grain to sesame and everything bagels, we have all of your favorites. We also have the finest assortment of cakes, pastries, rugelach, muffins, and cookies. On the beverage side, we freshly brew espresso, cappuccinos and multi-flavored cappuccinos to...

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Many bagel aficionados argue that Ess-a-Bagel makes the best bagels in New York. We're inclined to agree --- except for when, once in a while, we get one that isn't quite baked through. Cut and rolled by hand, the bagels are low in salt and preservative- and sugar-free. They're also huge. Flavors run the usual gamut, as do the many cream cheese spreads. They also make bagel sandwiches galore,...

"Bagels the size of hubcaps" will "hold you all day" at this ess-ential East Side duo, where "superior", "incredibly fresh" rounds that earn "props" for "perfect texture" ("crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside") are topped with a "mind-boggling" choice of spreads; the "salty" "counter guys" exhibit "plenty of NY 'tude", but there's "nothing ersatz" here and "major lines on the...

Some traditionalists consider Ess-a-Bagel’s namesake product unnecessarily big and chewy. Tell that to the lines of faithful customers waiting for steaming hot bagels! When it comes to size, Ess-A-Bagel’s are the best of the biggest: plump, chewy, and oh-so satisfying.

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We really love these outsized bagels, especially when they are hot. They have all the qualities of ideal bagels, often imitated by inferior bakeries. While the array of schmears you can get here is quite vast, we usually stick to butter or cream cheese, all the more to enjoy the tasty bagels au naturel.

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Certainly the best bagels in Manhattan. My go to choice for breakfast in NYC. Always fresh and always tasty....and always a line. It’s worth the wait. I’d rate it higher, but my friend’s knish wasn’t heated properly and was barely lukewarm.

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Best bagels! Called ahead and Christina made sure we had our ordered perfectly prepared and the bakers dozen fresh out of the oven. No one makes a bagel like Essa; and once again they came through in fine style. If you are in NYC you...

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I love love love their dairy free options!! What a delightful option to have for those that are lactose intolerant or willingly choose to live dairy-free! To be honest I wouldn't have been able to...

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Ess-a-Bagel is one of those places that you have to try once while in midtown New York. From getting bagels with all the fixings, delicious lox, abundance of cream cheese that only NY delis smear on and of course that super rude cashier speaking broken...

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I dream about Ess-a-Bagel's whitefish salad.
(No, really.)

I usually then wake up and realize that I've been touching myself inappropriately throughout said dream.

(Well, not literally, but you...

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Catering for All Occasions, Delicious Hot & Cold Foods, Everything On A Handmade Bagel, Meats & Cheeses, Salads, Smoked Fish

Ess-A-Bagel can be found at 3rd Ave 831. The following is offered: Catering Services. The entry is present with us since Sep 7, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 12, 2013. In New York there are 156 other Catering Services. An overview can be found here.

Ess-a-Bagel, Inc., was established in 1976 on 21st Street and 1st Avenue by Gene and Florence Wilpon and her brother Aaron Wenzelberg. By popular demand we have now come to midtown Manhattan. Coming from an Austrian baking family, it is not surprising that within two years our hand-rolled bagels were voted the best in the Tri-State area. We have continued to win national acclaim, not only for...

Ess-A-Bagel offers fresh bagels, pastries, coffee and more in New York City. Much of our food is kosher. At Ess-A-Bagel, we do “Everything on a Bagel!"

Ess A Bagel is located at 831 3rd Ave, New York, NY. This location is in the Midtown East neighborhood. This business specializes in Bakeries.

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