New York City is synonymous with many things: rap music, Woody Allen, and bagels. But what if one of those things were to go? The Village Voice hinted on Monday about the bagel shortage and now that hint seems to have turned into a full scale bagelocalypse.
After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy the favorite NYC breakfast, the bagel, is having a hard time getting back on its feet. Why is this? From your correspondent’s vantage point of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, it is apparent that most everywhere here (short of the garish local Starbucks) is short on the carb-laden treat. Much like the subway it is something that many people don’t fully appreciate until it’s gone.
“We get them from a bakery that I think is outside of the tri-state area,” said a Starbucks employee who asked not to be named, “They aren’t mom-and-pop bagels.”
The Jew & The Carrot (great name) has a recipie for bagels that you can make at home, but they won’t nearly be as good as the ones you can get from down the street here at quaint little shops all over our great city. When Bagelpocalypse is over, Death and Taxes will be first on the scene to describe the delicious, soft, and carbohydrate-laden goodness in great detail as we shovel entire bagels into our mouths. Because journalism.