It’s official! Though it will come as a surprise to no one and needs no endorsement, the Museum of the City of New York is calling a bagel and schmear the “New York City breakfast of champions,” and is serving it up free to visitors daily from 10-11am.
“Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a New Yorker, we invite you to start your day with coffee, an authentic New York bagel, and a side of New York City history,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, the Ronay Menschel Director of the City Museum. “There is nothing more ‘New York’ than a bagel, and that’s why we’re thrilled to partner with H&H Midtown Bagels East to offer this experience to visitors.”
H&H Bagels have long been in the running for best bagels in the city, getting largely popularized by a famous episode of Seinfeld. But their reputation took a hit after their central Westside location closed (and Seinfeld ended).
The breakfast will also include a cup of coffee–hopefully served in one of New York’s signature Anthora coffee cups. (Which were designed by Jewish American businessman Leslie Buck!)