We’re just going to say it: bagels are one of the best things made out of wheat. Yes, croissants are good, and so is pizza crust. But bagels, those iconic New York (and Montreal) disks of dough, are simply irreplaceable.
Of course, there are terrible bagels out there. Some say any bagel made outside of the New York City limits will be subpar. We’re not here to comment on that, but we do want to take a stand when it comes to bagel flavors.
There is only one truly great bagel out there, one that rules far above the others. All the rest are inferior, albeit sometimes necessary, stand-ins.
We ranked those inferior, yet popular, bagel flavors in order from shameful to the absolute very best. And then we crowned the best bagel flavor in the world with the number one spot.
Without further ado...