My first New York bagel, despite the fact that I've lived here for almost eight months. I'd been hearing impressive things about Absolute Bagels for a while, and a lazy Sunday stroll to the farmer's market was the perfect opportunity to sample them. I got a whole wheat bagel sprinkled with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and sea salt, with (a lot) chive and onion cream cheese (which is why it's a lovely pale green), lox, and red onion.
For some reason I always want orange juice when I have a bagel. This OJ was actually really good, despite the fact that it wasn't freshly squeezed. Maybe it's the paper carton.
Absolute has a big glass case of various cream cheeses to choose from, including cheddar and bacon, blueberry, and salmon, plus more than a dozen kinds of fresh bagels.