Bagels and. . .: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Are there bagel shops with better atmosphere? Sure. That stack their sandwiches more impressively? Yes. But if you care about the bagel itself—if you rue our distance from New York and search for an alternative—then you should make the acquaintance of this hole in the wall. These are the genuine article—small and not a bit doughy, with a crunchy exterior and an airy center. Order the “everything” with Nova lox and see if you’re still pining for New York. Monday through Friday 6 am to 3 pm, Saturday 6:30 to 3, Sunday 7 to 2.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.