10. Bagel Boyz
With four locations across Palm Beach County, the crew at this New York-style deli is well-versed in the rigorous bagel expectations of South Florida's numerous NYC transplants. And not to worry: The bagels here are indeed made in accordance with the typical demands. They're dipped in boiling water and then baked in a rotating oven to ensure that "crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside" feel that everyone craves. You can get any or all of the standard varieties, from cinnamon sugar to egg -- and even jalapeño cheddar. Bagel Boyz is located at 332 Banyan St., West Palm Beach; 561-670-2148, bagel-boyz.com.
9. Bagels With
Fresh bagels are the name of the game at this Delray Beach institution. The small eatery is known for its bagel sandwiches, especially. It might not be as "old neighborhood" authentic as lox and cream cheese, but the egg sandwiches are pretty damned good. (And no worries; they've got your lox too.) We all know appeasing Empire State ex-pats is no easy feat, but this breakfast/lunch spot does a good job of answering the question of whether any circular, boiled-and-baked treats have ever existed outside of the five boroughs. The bagel platters are especially popular. They include your choice of bagel paired with hand-sliced Nova or white fish salad and the typical fixings, like capers, red onion, cucumber, cream cheese, and tomato. Bagels With is located at 1732 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach; 561-279-4799, bagelswith.com.