SUFFERN, N.Y. -- It’s impossible to live here and not have a bagel opinion. The New York area, as everyone knows, is the bagel capital of the world. And yes, it’s worth waiting in line on a Sunday morning to get one of these doughy wonders fresh out of the oven. Toasting, as a bagel purist knows, is not necessary when you buy the very best.
Who Has The Best Bagels In Rockland County?
Bagel Train, Suffern
Nyack Hot Bagels, Nyack
Rockland Bakery, Nanuet
We asked for your favorites and now have three contestants in the running. Each has been profiled this week as part of our ongoing DVlicious contest. Here’s the lowdown on one who made the cut.
What Makes Them Bagelicious: An old family recipe which uses "the best" ingredients. The store is run by Nick Batistatos and his mother, Mamie.
Crazy Flavors: Expect the classics here -- plain and everything are the top sellers -- along with some fun cream cheeses like bacon and red onion. Also popular: strawberry and walnuts and veggie. Nick says bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel is consistently a top-seller.
Reminder: The contest ends Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m.. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.