In a city celebrated for its "cawfeee" accent and doughnut-shaped rolls, the store that by many accounts is New York's bagel-lovers' paradise is set to shutter its doors.
H&H Bagels - a Manhattan landmark of sorts - will sell its last homemade dozen and close on Sunday, according to Moshe Fintz, the company's business manager.
The store's no-frills business model and doughy circles earned a cult-like following over its 39-year history on 80th Street and Broadway.
Many loyal customers aren't taking the news of the closing lightly.
"We have to preserve what's unique about New York," said James Besser, a pianist from Manhattan's Upper West Side. "And what's distinct about us here is the bagels."
Read - Iconic bagel shop closure to leave hole in New Yorkers' hearts
Davidovich BAgels are now the best in NYC by far!
Very Sad. Now everyone will have to venture to the east side to Ess-a-Bagel
This is an unfortunate closure. One of the things I love most about visiting New York is getting authentic bagels from non chain establishments. - Ashley, http://www.dressmycupcake.com
@Truth Hmmmm... potato kinish, grilled with mustard... *nom*
Over in the original post there was something of a NYC vs other bagel styles (primarily Montreal), going on.
One of the things I miss the most about NY is being able to spend a Saturday night in Manhattan, and in the morning, take a walk to get a bagel or (even better) a potato knish with coffee, all served up by some old guy named Izzy, Sol or Mort.
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