Kossar's Bialys

Groceries or Market
367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002 367 Grand St, New York Directions
Today 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Closed All Hours
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Fluffy pastries and sweet-cream fillings are just a few of the mouth-watering options served at Kossar's Bialys, one of the most well-regarded bakeries in New York.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Bakery, Bagels, Kosher, Pastries, Donuts
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Bakery, Bagels, Kosher, Pastries, Donuts
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Cash Only Payment
    Yes
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Report | 8 months ago
Best bialys in the city
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Report | 9 months ago
Bagels are better than the bialys.
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Report | 9 months ago
I've heard you should go early to get bialys before they run out. Unless you plan to eat your bagel/bialys plain, you'll have cut and dress them at home or the office.
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Report | 10 months ago
Best bagels and bialys in the city!
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Report | 10 months ago
They have a great selection of bialys and bagels and are open 7 days a week.
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Report | 10 months ago
The bialys are delicious!
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Report | 11 months ago
This place has been around since 1936 and has had consistently great bialys.
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Report | 11 months ago
It's super old school, don't plan on eating there. Great bialys
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Report | a year ago
No nonsense place that gets things done. You can mix and match bagels and bialys. Their challah bread is also delicious.
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Report | a year ago
Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Kossar's does have very good bagels. They don't have have an air conditioner or fan so if its summer take your stuff to go!
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From Our Editors

You wouldn't have found freeze-dried onions, automatic ovens, or bagel-making robots in Kossar's Bialys back in 1937, so why would you find them there now? The bakers here prefer to do things the old fashioned way—and they might be on to something. Besides claiming the title of the oldest bialy bakery in the nation, Kossar's has been frequently praised by publications ranging from Newsweek to Saveur, and, most recently, was named one of New York's top five bagel shops by The Huffington Post.

So what exactly does it mean to "do things the old fashioned way"? For Kossar's, it means doing things by hand. That includes mixing dough from high-gluten flour, brewers yeast, salt, and freshly ground onions, shaping each bialy into its signature ring, and spacing each one perfectly onto a wooden peel. From there, the only thing left to do is bake the bialys to golden-brown perfection in an authentic brick oven. The same care goes into the creation of the shop's bagels—kettle boiled, of course, and made with pure malt syrup instead of sugar—as well as its other specialties, which include bulkas, pletzels and sesame sticks. And, as you might expect from a place so fiercely dedicated to tradition, each Kosser's bialy and bagel is handmade under strict, rabbi-supervised kosher specifications.

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