Black Seed Bagels
New York, NY
Hand-rolled, Wood-fired Artisan Bagels
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NYC's most ambitious new bagel shop!


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The minute two of New York’s most respected culinary talents, Noah Bernamoff (of the famed Mile End deli) and Matt Kliegman (of TK The Smile) joined forces in 2014 to bring better bagels to New Yorkers, they instantly garnered an avalanche of praise. And no wonder. Their bagels, which combine the best of NY- and Montreal-styles, are simultaneously creating a renaissance and an evolution of one of the nation’s most beloved breakfast options.

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About the Bagels

Smaller, crustier, and more well-done than many of today’s ubiquitous and uninspired bagels, these addictive beauties combine the best of Montreal and NY-style bagels. Hand rolled, boiled in water sweetened with honey and baked in a wood-fired oven, they’re exceptionally soft, dense, and chewy inside and have a beautiful balance of sweet and salty. Available in plain, poppy seed, sesame, salt, multigrain, and everything, they’re everything a great bagel should be...and less (Co-owner Noah Bernamoff is fine with toasting, but he draws the line at scooping. “There’d be nothing left!”).

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Meet the Owners

The first collaboration between NY culinary luminaries Matt Kliegman (of The Smile) and Noah Bernamoff (of Mile End Delicatessen), Black Seed Bagel was interestingly a byproduct of Hurricane Sandy; After Noah’s brief stint with bagel baking was disrupted in 2012, when the hurricane destroyed his facility, Matt was one of the first to offer help. Ensuing discussions on their shared disappointment with contemporary bagel offerings resulted in what has instantly become the most lauded source for truly good bagels in NYC. The partners mission, according to Bernamoff, was “to capture the best of Montreal and New York bagels — a little sweet, a little salty; dense and chewy, but equally light and airy; heavily seeded but firm and just a little waxy.”

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NYC's most ambitious new bagel shop!


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It’s quite the feat trying to impress bagel-snob New Yorkers, but it’s easier when you’re deli doyens Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman.


Time Out New York

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You have to give Black Seed’s Matt Kliegman and Noah Bernamoff credit for doing the unthinkable: getting people excited about bagels again. Smallish in size with a largish hole that affords a superior crust-to-crumb ratio, they’re perfectly dense and chewy, with a hint of crispness. Is there a Yiddish term for al dente?


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There’s no reason for a New Yorker to wait an hour for a bagel. Yet Black Seed, a shop in downtown Manhattan that opened in late April, has locals queuing up to try its smaller, chewier, poppy-seed-covered version. Black Seed makes its dough with New York tap water and honey (a Montreal tradition), then cooks the bagels in a wood-burning oven so the crust gets crispier and the seeds blister.


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Low Flat-Rate Shipping for Black Seed Bagels

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Black Seed Bagels overnight via UPS Ground service, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.

$ 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond next-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 29.95 for UPS Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. Each 2-Dozen pack requires its own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

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Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge.
Service to Alaska is now available from Black Seed Bagel. Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by 6 AM (ET) Monday through Thursday can be shipped as early as that day, for arrival the following day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:

Ground Shipping (Overnight) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - If the shipping address is not reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air Saver and will be delivered by the end of the next day following shipment. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day - Your package will be delivered the following morning after it ships, in most cases by noon. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day service is $34.95.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All Black Seed Bagels are shipped via overnight delivery.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Enjoy your bagels within 24 hours of arrival, or slice and freeze them in a zip-lock bag for up to 3 weeks. Black Seed bagels can be enjoyed at room temperature, but will soften when warmed in the oven or toasted lightly.