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Courtesy of El Bagel

El Bagel

Courtesy of El Bagel
Matteson Koche’s hand-rolled bagels, free of the additives and preservatives found in many renditions, are the heart and soul of this Biscayne Boulevard “bageleria.” Sandwich options include a bacon, egg, and cheese version and the “Lox Supreme,” as well as funkier creations such as the “Avo Spesh” ($8.50), made with smashed avocado, English cucumber, cream cheese, olive oil, and sea salt. The “EB Original” ($8.50), with its salty-spicy-rich combination of cream cheese, charred jalapeños, and thick-cut bacon, is not to be missed. Purists can purchase an unadorned bagel for $2.50; half-dozens and dozens run $12 and $22, respectively. New Normal: If waiting in line makes you anxious, make a weekday bagel run instead and buy enough to freeze for Sunday breakfast in bed.

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