Wellington has something similar called Wholly Bagels, but uses New York style bagels. the difference between the two are: The New York-style bagel has more girth and a smaller central hole, meaning that there is more overall surface area on the bagel for whatever your smear-of-choice is. New York bagels are slightly smaller than their American brethren, and thinner
It s a shame that Wellington does not have best Ugly Bagels, perhaps because we already have Wholly Bagels, which uses New York style bagels.
I have noticed the menu has increased in price since they first opened, which includes spreads, vegetarian topped or classics which is generally a meat topped bagel all toasted and made to order.
T.A.B – Tomato, avocado, basil & lemon fennel olive oil was nice and fresh. The bagel itself was chewy and slightly crispy on the outside. Best when it is served warm.
Best Ugly’s hand-shaped bagels—so called because of their rustic, uneven look—are then cooked in a pot of water with honey, before being baked in their wood-fired oven. I was handed a sesame-coated one, just pulled from the heat, and it was softer and sweeter than other bagels I have eaten, with a beautiful shiny and golden crust. It tasted and smelt fantastic.
Definitely would love to come back to try other flavours.
Location: 3A York St, Newmarket, Auckland