Bagels in Harlem

By Seth Fera-Schanes

Bo’s Bagels has opened a retail location on 116th between Adam Clayton and Frederick Douglas Blvd.  The store is easily accessible from both the 2/3 and B/C trains at the 116th street stop so be sure to check this place out.  Bo's Bagels

The full bagel making process is on display at Bo’s.

  1.  There is a large kettle of water right behind the counter, in plain sight of everyone in the store.  Bagels are boiled and go through their preparation right as patrons are placing their orders.
  2.  A large industrial oven is next to the kettle.  You see the wet bagels get their toppings on a soaked wood board which is then slid into the oven to bake.
  3.  Bagels are then put into baskets and ready for their final prep work with a schmear of any number of your favorite spreads. Plain Bagel with Lox Spread at Bo's Bagels

The bagel I got was still warm right from the oven!  If you live in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by or hop on the train for a real New York treat baked fresh in Harlem.

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