Downtown Manhattan has a long history of Jewish culture. In its turn-of-the-century prime, the Lower East Side was home to a large Jewish community of German, Russian, Greek, and Eastern European immigrants who brought with them culturally traditional food — including the Polish bagel. Over time the bagel has evolved from an old-world comfort food to a staple of New York culture adopted and adored by New Yorkers of all backgrounds. Downtown Manhattan hosts an array of incredible bagel shops, from the century-old Russ & Daughters, to the modern Baz Bagel and Restaurant run by Bari Musacchio that embraces the time-honored kettle-boiled technique with a bright contemporary setting.
Find Baz Bagel and Restaurant at 181 Grand St, New York, NY 10013