Why You Can't Get a New York Bagel in California

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New Yorkers take great pride in their bagels: a perfect combination of chewy and crispy that inspires religious-like devotion. A recent article in the New York Times Magazine went so far as to suggest that it's impossible to get a great bagel in California. But are New York bagels actually better than California bagels, or are they just different? We'll chew over the question of the perfect bagel with local bakers and writer Elizabeth Weil. Have you had a great bagel in the Bay Area?


Elizabeth Weil, contributing writer to New York Times Magazine

Amy Brown, co-owner and head baker of Marla Bakery in San Francisco

Amy Remsen, co-owner of Beauty's Bagel Shop in Oakland