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08/31/2015 05:11 pm ET

Here's What Obama Likes On His Bagel

He also mourned the closing of a beloved New York City bagel chain.

President Barack Obama gave an interview to The Forward, a prominent Jewish publication, and while he fielded questions about important matters like the Iran nuclear deal, he also answered a few essential questions about bagels.

“I was always a big poppy seed guy,” Obama said, when asked about his favorite bagel flavor.

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In terms of toppings, he said he prefers “just a schmear.” He then clarified that he thinks “lox and capers [are] okay, but generally just your basic schmear.”

In the interview published Monday, Obama also mourned the closing of H & H Bagels, a beloved New York City bagel chain that shuttered its two original locations in 2011 and 2012. He told The Forward that he frequented the store as a student at Columbia University and called its closure “shocking.”

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