East Villagers have a new place to score rainbow-sprinkle cream cheese for when they just can’t with the lines at Tompkins Square Bagels. Newcomer Bagel Belly opened Saturday and serves what are touted as “freshly baked, hand rolled, kettle boiled organic bagels and handcrafted cream cheese” alongside a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, panini, and wraps. The menu (below) claims the bakers get up at 4 a.m. every morning to do their thing.
Get ready for your Instagram feed to once again be flooded with play-doh-like technicolor baked goods: The Bagel Store is back in business. The Williamsburg shop has become an obsession among both Brooklynites and out-of-towners, who’ve been lining up for blocks in order to get their hands on candy-colored rings of carbo-joy. Call them the new cronut or the new “churron,” the churro-macaron hybrid that had everyone queuing up on Broad City last night.
Black Seed has already earned a following for its unique bagels that borrow traits from both traditional New York and Montreal methods; still, it’s got some pretty big shoes to fill when it opens its third NYC location Monday morning in former De Robertis Pasticceria in the East Village.