Bagels were once the lubricant of our economic system, preferred by fancy cats who loved to wear them as collars. Today's deal affords the opportunity to don your own edible necklace: for $6, you get one of the following three bagel bundles at The Bagel Broker:
- A dozen bagels with one 8-ounce container of any flavored cream cheese
- Two towering bagel sandwiches
- One bagel sandwich and a half-dozen bagels of your choice This Groupon has a value of up to $17 (including tax), depending on which bagel-brick road you decide to traverse.
The Bagel Broker makes its bagels on premises, using high-gluten, unbleached wheat flour, a little pinch of sugar, salt, yeast, and water. The master bread ringers first boil the dough, before baking it into tasty bagels. Twice featured on Entourage, The Bagel Broker’s bagels cater to all palates, with flavors including cheese onion, jalapeño cheddar, cinnamon raisin, poppy seed, cow seed, onion, bialy, Gnarly berry, wheat, rye, fermented shark, and double-bagel ($8.70 for a full dozen, $5.70 for half). Coat your bagels with flavored spreads, including regular and light cream cheese, lox spread, veggie, chive, and more ($2.80–$3.30). In the sandwich realm, stacked decks include the turkey pastrami ($6.15) piled high with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and cucumbers.
Bagels are more useful than beagles, eagles, and sea gulls. You can share your dozen with the mail carrier, give a few to the neighbors upstairs, or keep them all for yourself for a rainy day when you've got a flat tire and no spare. These all-day eats are equally fit for fueling morning routines, accompanying afternoon bagels-and-Pilates sessions, or acting as late-night comfort foods during scary movies about man-eating cream-cheese blobs.
- New Yorkers aren't supposed to admit that any other city can make a good bagel, so this review comes after much soul-searching deliberation. The Bagel Broker has done it. – NewYorkSnob, Citysearch
- After dragging in, pre-dawn, there is nothing more heartening than a heaping platter of fresh bagels waiting for us. – hautest, Citysearch
- I love this place, it is a studio favorite of ours and I love the bagel sandwiches from here, everything is super fresh and the meats are delicious. – filmm8kr900, Urbanspoon
The hardest workers at Bagel Broker aren't allowed a lunch break or time to sleep—they bake bagels continuously throughout the day. However, because they're ovens, they aren't aware of their own work ethic. They produce 18 varieties of bagels, from plain to pumpernickel to the popular cheese onion, whose doughy rings satisfy even "New York transplants," according to Epicurious. Guests can decorate their bagels with whipped cream cheese and several types of spreads, or opt for heartier sandwich options, such as breakfast combinations of eggs and meat or slices of nova lox. The Tarnol family—owners of the shop since its 1987 inception—steers clear of added fats, preservatives, and oils when creating the signature food. The shop also compiles catering platters for group functions such as corporate complaining parties.