While Pick-a-Bagel technically opened in 2015, it kicked things off so late in the year that many customers wouldn’t have got their hands on these authentic bagels until they were nursing a New Year’s Eve hangover! Besides, the pop-up store that launched in gyeongnidan earlier this month, in partnership with Bruworks coffee, certainly makes this one a stand out for 2016. For those who recognize the name, yes, this is the same chain loved by New York locals. In fact, the bagels are made in New York, boiled, flash frozen and then shipped out to Seoul. Batches are baked regularly throughout the day at both locations so you’re guaranteed a fresh sampling of one of their massive selection of bagels, cream cheese spreads and fillings.
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