Hot Bagels (P&C Bagels)

Middle Village, Queens

Hot Bagels (P&C Bagels)

Total Score

Ranks & Awards

4.75 / 5
#1 in Queens #1 in NYC Best in Borough Best in NYC

Store: Large open customer space. Brown tile floors and sports memorabilia taking up most available wall space. The handles for the drink fridges are styled like baseball bats. Well-displayed spreads, a large variety of pastries, significant drink selection with some uncommon options. All lady staff - fairly unusual for a bagel store - very chatty between themselves and with the customers, to the point of entertainment. A little pricier than normal for a bagel and drink which was surprising. Oozes Queens character. 4.5

Bagel: Extra large bagel. Hefty like a river stone, oven fresh and warm. Toppings on both sides - limited on bottom, bountiful on top. Standard garlic, sesame and poppy with an excellent salt ratio. Golden brown, with an almost a biscuit quality: dense, soft, and minimal shell crunch. This ended up being the only 5 bagel review in the entire project. In that respect, it should be considered a moment in time and not a replicable dining experience. The store is two blocks from where my mother grew up and across the street from where my father is buried. Perched on a parking lot guard rail, thinking about origins and conclusions while eating a circle, I experienced a brief moment of savory sublimity in the midst of a baked good field study. 5

Cream Cheese: A liquid icing consistency warmed from the newly fresh bagel. Big scallion chunks. Hits the palette in the vein of french onion. A flavor funk in the best way. Unsparingly messy. As I eat, I realize the goal of a bagel is to get one where the messiness is eclipsed by the deliciousness - a loss of ego to the act of eating. It is a barbeque experience for the morning hours. 4.75

Hot Bagels (P&C Bagels)

Middle Village, Queens

Hot Bagels (P&C Bagels)

Total Score

Ranks & Awards

4.75 / 5
#1 in Queens #1 in NYC Best in Borough Best in NYC

Store: Large open customer space. Brown tile floors and sports memorabilia taking up most available wall space. The handles for the drink fridges are styled like baseball bats. Well-displayed spreads, a large variety of pastries, significant drink selection with some uncommon options. All lady staff - fairly unusual for a bagel store - very chatty between themselves and with the customers, to the point of entertainment. A little pricier than normal for a bagel and drink which was surprising. Oozes Queens character. 4.5

Bagel: Extra large bagel. Hefty like a river stone, oven fresh and warm. Toppings on both sides - limited on bottom, bountiful on top. Standard garlic, sesame and poppy with an excellent salt ratio. Golden brown, with an almost a biscuit quality: dense, soft, and minimal shell crunch. This ended up being the only 5 bagel review in the entire project. In that respect, it should be considered a moment in time and not a replicable dining experience. The store is two blocks from where my mother grew up and across the street from where my father is buried. Perched on a parking lot guard rail, thinking about origins and conclusions while eating a circle, I experienced a brief moment of savory sublimity in the midst of a baked good field study. 5

Cream Cheese: A liquid icing consistency warmed from the newly fresh bagel. Big scallion chunks. Hits the palette in the vein of french onion. A flavor funk in the best way. Unsparingly messy. As I eat, I realize the goal of a bagel is to get one where the messiness is eclipsed by the deliciousness - a loss of ego to the act of eating. It is a barbeque experience for the morning hours. 4.75

Bagel Size and Texture

CracklyChewySmallX-Large

Seed and Salt Density

High Salt RatioLow Salt RatioTopping LightTopping Dense

Spread Ripeness and Texture

Fine ScallionCoarse ScallionDairy LatentDairy Forward

Store Style and Services

Variety of ServicesFocused ServicesClassicContemporary