Food and Wine Magazine recently put out a list of the 50 best bagel shops in the country. Only one New Jersey bagel shop made the list…Teaneck Road Hot Bagels. I’ve been there..they've got great Kosher bagels with an amazing chew but they are just too small...which I guess is a compliment because I always want more. In any event, the fact that NJ and NY don’t take every single spot on the list is suspect. Maybe it’s just because I grew up here, but the bagels in Jersey are the best and here's why:
One of the many benefits of being in the shadows of New York City...the bagels. Yet another food the Jersey Shore has nailed. Whether you go for the pork roll and cheese on an egg bagel or enjoy the simplicity of a cinnamon raisin toasted with butter, you can't go wrong with a fresh Jersey Shore bagel. Here are my faves in no particular order.