Why Are New York Bagels Superior to the Rest?

Why Are New York Bagels Superior to the Rest?

Here at Broadway Gourmet Caterers, we are very proud of the bagels we make. We know there is a lot of competition for bagels online. But we would put our New York bagels up against any other bagel any day of the week.

We’re not just blowing our own horn. There actually is a semi-scientific reason that answers the question, “Why are New York bagels superior to the rest?

“Tap water in New York is very soft, meaning it has low concentrations of minerals like calcium and magnesium,” a Reader’s Digest article states. “In fact, the state has some of the softest water in the country.”

The article explains how the chemical makeup of soft water affects the dough.

“Hard water toughens gluten, while soft water softens it, making the dough goopier. This produces a more delicious, chewy bagel. When in New York you should not miss the chance to have a bagel.” (Don’t you love that they used the word “goopier”? Who even knew that was a word?)

So, What Is a New York Bagel Lover to Do?

If you grew up on New York bagels and then moved away, you know how hard it can be to find good bagels. Maybe you have family and friends who have moved to Florida and you have heard them talking about how much they miss New York bagels. (Who can blame them?)

There is good news! You can send New York bagels from Broadway Gourmet Caterers to your nearest and dearest. Shipping for bagels is free of charge. 

When you are ready to have your New York bagels shipped, you can choose from these delicious flavors:

  • Asiago
  • Cinnamon raisin
  • Egg
  • Everything
  • Marble
  • Onion
  • Sunflower seed
  • Whole wheat

We also have a selection of Crazy Bagels that will have your imagination run wild. Ever had a Birthday Cake Bagel or a Chocolate Chip Cookie Explosion Bagel? What about a Cannoli Bagel or a Fluff-a-nutter Bagel? Each and every one is divine deliciousness. Our Long Island catering business has the H2O to thank.

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