Kossar's Bialys

★★★★★
  • 367 Grand St

    New York, NY 10002

    Cross street: nr. Essex St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-473-4810

About Kossar's Bialys

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Mon-Sun: 6am-8pm

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I've been eating these bialys for 20 years now, since I was 4 years old, and it's still one of my favorite places to stop by in my neighborhood. The bialys are always are a great snack for under a buck and the people who work there are

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★★★★★

I've been eating these bialys for 20 years now, since I was 4 years old, and it's still one of my favorite places to stop by in my neighborhood. The bialys are always are a great snack for under a buck and the people who work there are

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I love their bialys, especially the garlic kind. I found this place when I was 16 and it's been 20 years. Same quality since my childhood. Unfortunately I moved hours away and don't get to come as often. It's one of those beloved no nonsense kind of place and they haven't messed with the formula. Fresh with quality ingredients.

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I love their bialys, especially the garlic kind. I found this place when I was 16 and it's been 20 years. Same quality since my childhood. Unfortunately I moved hours away and don't get to come as often. It's one of those beloved no nonsense kind of place and they haven't messed with the formula. Fresh with quality ingredients.

Pros: Consistantly top quality.

Cons: Too far from long island :(

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This place is old school, hard core - you walk onto a floor covered with flour and place your order with the guy behind the counter. I always walk out with more than I can eat in a day or two, but they freeze nicely. However, I always tell people to have one right our of the oven, fresh. Brings back fond memories, with a tear in my eye, but chewing the comforting bialy makes it all better. It always has. With any luck, always will.

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★★★★★

This place is old school, hard core - you walk onto a floor covered with flour and place your order with the guy behind the counter. I always walk out with more than I can eat in a day or two, but they freeze nicely. However, I always tell people to have one right our of the oven, fresh. Brings back fond memories, with a tear in my eye, but chewing the comforting bialy makes it all better. It always has. With any luck, always will.

Pros: Crispy Outside, Chewy Inside

Cons: None

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My father was a baker. He worked at some of the best bakery's in NY. There Bagels and Bialy's remide me of what he baked.

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★★★★★

My father was a baker. He worked at some of the best bakery's in NY. There Bagels and Bialy's remide me of what he baked.

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Hello. I am one of Morris Kossar's neices. I was just a baby when my father, Morri's brother-in-law, and my mother used to go to the bakery to assist. I remember growing up with onion boards hot out of the oven, long bags of bialys and tubs of butter to eat them with. I am close to the Kossars to this day as they are my family and I hope the owners now keep my uncle's tradition of hard work and the best of the best going for all to remember.

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★★★★★

Hello. I am one of Morris Kossar's neices. I was just a baby when my father, Morri's brother-in-law, and my mother used to go to the bakery to assist. I remember growing up with onion boards hot out of the oven, long bags of bialys and tubs of butter to eat them with. I am close to the Kossars to this day as they are my family and I hope the owners now keep my uncle's tradition of hard work and the best of the best going for all to remember.

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Who are all these people writing about how wonderful these "Kossar" bialys are? Last night I bought a dozen, believing them to be, as they always were, the best in the city -
Arguably the best in the country ...... well, NOT ANY MORE! They are tiny, doughy, tasteless and not worth the calories. The consensus among those who ate one was-
NO WAY THESE WERE KOSSARS!. Sure enough, I just read that Kossar was no longer the owner. Doh! What a surprise. Save your money! Buy some English muffins.

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★☆☆☆☆

Who are all these people writing about how wonderful these "Kossar" bialys are? Last night I bought a dozen, believing them to be, as they always were, the best in the city -
Arguably the best in the country ...... well, NOT ANY MORE! They are tiny, doughy, tasteless and not worth the calories. The consensus among those who ate one was-
NO WAY THESE WERE KOSSARS!. Sure enough, I just read that Kossar was no longer the owner. Doh! What a surprise. Save your money! Buy some English muffins.

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These guys have the best bagels in the city. Not too pricey either, they can also do large orders. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

These guys have the best bagels in the city. Not too pricey either, they can also do large orders. Highly recommended!

Pros: great bagels and bialys

Cons: no seating available

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The best bialy I've ever had. If I lived closer I'd be there all the time. Nothing beats their bialys. Love the place and the warm bialys cant be beat.

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★★★★★

The best bialy I've ever had. If I lived closer I'd be there all the time. Nothing beats their bialys. Love the place and the warm bialys cant be beat.

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The bagels and bialys are fabulous. Sometimes annoying that it's closed on Saturdays, and that the space seems kind of grungy, but if you can score one of the benches outside it's nice to eat outside the shop. They sell Tuv Taam cream cheese too!

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★★★★★

The bagels and bialys are fabulous. Sometimes annoying that it's closed on Saturdays, and that the space seems kind of grungy, but if you can score one of the benches outside it's nice to eat outside the shop. They sell Tuv Taam cream cheese too!

Pros: delicious, great cream cheese, inexpensive

Cons: grungy, far, closed Saturdays

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After several visits to Manhattan, I finally was fortunate enough to experience the pleasure of Kossar's bialy's. Although they are in the bagel family, these tasty dough based morsels have a depression in the middle filled onion, garlic or poppy seeds. Kossar's is the last bialy baker in Manhattan and worth the logisitcs of finding. This is Old World baking at it's best originating from Bialystok Poland. The bakery harkens back to "Old Manhattan". Please be sure to visit this historic venue before they lose their lease and it's taken over by the " upteenth" yuppie bar.

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★★★★★

After several visits to Manhattan, I finally was fortunate enough to experience the pleasure of Kossar's bialy's. Although they are in the bagel family, these tasty dough based morsels have a depression in the middle filled onion, garlic or poppy seeds. Kossar's is the last bialy baker in Manhattan and worth the logisitcs of finding. This is Old World baking at it's best originating from Bialystok Poland. The bakery harkens back to "Old Manhattan". Please be sure to visit this historic venue before they lose their lease and it's taken over by the " upteenth" yuppie bar.

Pros: great food, good service, historic

Cons: geography

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Kossar's Bialy's is a world known phenomenon. It has been in the Lower East Side since the early part of last centruy. Sells fantastic Bialys, bagels, and more. Also sells spreads that can be used. Opens early in the morning and closes late at night. Come to the corner of Grand and Essex to enjoy their variety.

PROS: Yummy Yummy Yummy
CONS: Can't think of any

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★★★★★

Kossar's Bialy's is a world known phenomenon. It has been in the Lower East Side since the early part of last centruy. Sells fantastic Bialys, bagels, and more. Also sells spreads that can be used. Opens early in the morning and closes late at night. Come to the corner of Grand and Essex to enjoy their variety.

PROS: Yummy Yummy Yummy
CONS: Can't think of any

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Tasty, soft, Garlicky, oniony, Warm & oh so delightful. A real treat. Keep them in your freezer .

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Tasty, soft, Garlicky, oniony, Warm & oh so delightful. A real treat. Keep them in your freezer .

Pros: tasty, aroma, warm

Cons: location

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I come all the way here from Brooklyn, taking 2 trains just to come here to get the bagels and bialys this place has. I usually buy a dozen at a time and finish them in 3 or 4 days (and I'm a tiny person, weighing only 95lbs). I've been buying from Kossar's since I was a little girl. My favorite is their plain bialys. I take them home and when I am ready to eat them, I pop them in the microwave for 20 seconds and I indulge in their heavenly goodness. The bagels are a perfect texture and softness and stays soft for days. I take all my friends here and they all love it too.

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★★★★★

I come all the way here from Brooklyn, taking 2 trains just to come here to get the bagels and bialys this place has. I usually buy a dozen at a time and finish them in 3 or 4 days (and I'm a tiny person, weighing only 95lbs). I've been buying from Kossar's since I was a little girl. My favorite is their plain bialys. I take them home and when I am ready to eat them, I pop them in the microwave for 20 seconds and I indulge in their heavenly goodness. The bagels are a perfect texture and softness and stays soft for days. I take all my friends here and they all love it too.

Pros: fresh daily, inexpensive, great taste

Cons: far from where I live

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They make the best bialys, hand made as always. Its a shame though, traffic and tourism have been down since 9/11 and I fear it may force changes. Go there.

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★★★★★

They make the best bialys, hand made as always. Its a shame though, traffic and tourism have been down since 9/11 and I fear it may force changes. Go there.

Pros: Fresh and Hot, Unique and Tasty, Its an attraction

Cons: Closed Saturday, rude bakers, hot summers

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These are positively the best bagels I have ever had. Texture, taste, size are the way bagels are supposed to be. It's a nuisance to get the lower east side bakery, though the bagels are a great value.

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★★★★☆

These are positively the best bagels I have ever had. Texture, taste, size are the way bagels are supposed to be. It's a nuisance to get the lower east side bakery, though the bagels are a great value.

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My mother tells me that Kossar's has the most authentic bialy still made, and though they may have changed hands, the baked goods -- bialys, sesame sticks, bagels and nameless rounds of dough covered in poppyseeds -- are delectable enough for me. Traipsing out east, and east, and further east is a small price to pay for these delicious morsels, and speaking of small prices, you won't believe how economical getting your bialy fix can be. I've found the service uniformly helpful, though I admit one server did laugh when I justified buying 3 dozen by telling her twelve were for mom.

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★★★★★

My mother tells me that Kossar's has the most authentic bialy still made, and though they may have changed hands, the baked goods -- bialys, sesame sticks, bagels and nameless rounds of dough covered in poppyseeds -- are delectable enough for me. Traipsing out east, and east, and further east is a small price to pay for these delicious morsels, and speaking of small prices, you won't believe how economical getting your bialy fix can be. I've found the service uniformly helpful, though I admit one server did laugh when I justified buying 3 dozen by telling her twelve were for mom.

 

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