Black Seed Bagels
170 Elizabeth St.
The best bagel place in the entire city with the key factor being that the bagel isn't TOO big. Some of the other "famous" shops (e.g., Tompkin's Square Bagels, Murray's) overtake the sandwich. Ask what's "hot" (just came out of the oven) and order yourself the BEC, no questions asked. Waits can get longer on the weekends (~30-45 minutes), but it is definitely worth it or you can get it delivered.