The New York Bagel Deli quietly opened on East Flagler Street downtown a few months ago. Residents of Miami Beach might know the business -- it's been operating on Collins and 65th for the past 14 years.
The deli is spacious and boasts a wide array of bagel flavors, including a dark, wheaty Mediterranean (in photo after flip), which has olive oil, sesame and poppy seeds, garlic, and parmesan upon it.
The menu covers a lot of ground as well, with juices, smoothies,
coffees, salads, pizza bagels, scrambled egg platters, and dozens of
bagel-based sandwiches, including all sorts of egg-based ones and
weirdly flavored cream cheese-filled ones (strawberry, honey-peanut
butter, artichoke, spicy eggplant, etc.).
Bagels are a bit too Einstein-y for my tastes -- meaning soft exteriors
rather than crisp ones. Still, at least they're fresh. And the
sandwiches aren't skimpy -- the cream cheese is fearlessly schmeared
on, and an egg-and-cheese on bagel was equally generous.
Bagels go for $1.19 apiece (yikes!); a bakers dozen is $10.99.
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New York Bagel Deli
155 E. Flagler St., Miami