Best bagel

New York Bagel & Bialy

4714 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood
847-677-9388

Boiled and then baked, chewy not fluffy, to be eaten fresh and not toasted—that's doing a bagel the right way. But the bagels here aren't merely authentic—they're delicious. This is an establishment that's accustomed to acclaim and deserves it. —Michael Miner