Two Bagels and a Bialy

Sunday, May 17, 2009 10 No tags Permalink 0


I didn’t intend to consume two bagels and a bialy in two hours this morning. But that’s what happened. And sometimes things happen.

Stopped into Doughnut Plant for a Carrot Cake Doughnut before today’s Open House marathon, but there were NO Carrot Cake Doughnuts to be found. The other flavours didn’t sound enticing at the moment, so I strolled a few doors down to Kossar’s Bialys for…

…a Bialy! With Coffee, of course.

I ate the still warm bialy in the bakery, sitting on one of those four stools facing Grand Street.

90% of the way though, the baker rolled our a new batch of HOT Cinnamon-Raisin Bagels. Oh man. I jammed the remaining bialy in my mouth (ever so gracefully) and stood in line for the bagel.

It was beautiful.

Soon after, I made the short walk south to our Open House on Essex Street. Caroline, my super energetic and absolutely wonderful co-worker, bustled though the apartment doors ten minutes later, greeting me with a bag of Oat Bagels from Ess-a-Bagel. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been one to refuse a bagel.

Happy Sunday ^_^

Kossar’s Bialys
367 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 473-4810

Ess-a-Bagel
831 3rd Avenue # 1
New York, NY 10022
(212) 980-1010

10 Comments
  • K and S
    May 18, 2009

    everything sounded so delish! too bad you couldn’t get a carrot cake donut :(

  • anonymous
    May 18, 2009

    Last time I was in New York I made my way through several Doughnut Plant doughnuts before spotting the bialy – no choice – had to go for it……

  • SicklyBug and Cassaendra
    May 18, 2009

    Hi Kathy,Sage words to live by: I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been one to refuse a bagel.I can say that about mochi, summer rolls, …:)

  • yutjangsah
    May 18, 2009

    two men and a baby? awesome.

  • anonymous
    May 19, 2009

    wow that biali looks awesome! i wish the shop was closer on grand street, but it’s probably a good idea to take the long walk if there’s so much delicious food to consume…

  • anonymous
    May 19, 2009

    ;) Thank you so much for sharing this blog. I read some of your posts and I enjoyed reading especially this post entitled “Two Bagels and a Bialy. :) I’m looking forward to read some of your new posts soon!God Bless!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    May 19, 2009

    Hey Kat!I know! :( I shall check back this weekend!Hey Terri!LOL – I can totally sympathize with you ^_^Hey Cassaendra!LOL, add to the list…shave ice, bread pudding, green curry, and loco mocos!Hey Yutjangsah!LOL! :DDanny!It was awesome! I wish I had butter too (though am not sure if that the proper way to eat a bialy…) And cheaper than Doughnut Plant! bwhaha ^_^

  • Mitch Weinstein
    May 20, 2009

    Next time, grab that bialy and bagel and walk 1/2 block east to Rots & Vines, the coffee shop right near the corner of Clinton.They're pulling good espressos and espresso drinks, as well as drip coffee – all with Counter Culture, Wi-Fi, outside seating, etc.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    May 20, 2009

    Mitch!Thanks for the tip – I had no idea good coffee was so close by. Will make sure to stop by next time ^_^

  • Christine
    May 30, 2009

    Bialy’s are a lower east side standby! You did the neighborhood proud by your high consumption rate. We approve!

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