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Jerry Seinfeld Can’t Find a Good Bagel in NYC

The comedian does have a solid Long Island recommendation, though

Stephanie Butnick
August 07, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld has a problem. Talking to Grub Street about Single Shots (get it), the new compilation of outtakes from his confusingly popular web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the New York-based comedian admits he hasn’t found a replacement bagel shop since H&H bagels shuttered its Upper West Side location. In fact, he’s barely found a bagel he likes as much as theirs in New York City.

Asked where he liked to eat right now (SoHo’s Charlie Bird when he’s not out in the Hamptons, duh), Seinfeld told Grub Street:

I’m very impressed, actually, with the Goldberg bagel, which has expanded quite a bit on Long Island this summer. With the demise of H&H, I have not found another bagel in New York that I really like. There are a number of decent ones, but I don’t feel that they’re as good as H&H’s. But I do feel that this Goldberg bagel is as good.

Are you aware of Black Seed?

I haven’t had much of that. I don’t know if I would like that. But I’ll tell you a place we’ve been to a couple times: Dough in Bed-Stuy. That place is amazing!

HELP HIM, readers.

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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