Eat and Drink Black Seed Bagels: the new Cronut? By GEORGIA KRAL April 27, 2014 1:36 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email People are lining up and waiting for an hour or more for bagels on Elizabeth Street. Is the Black Seed Bagel the new Cronut"? The new bagel utopia just opened on Wednesday, April 23 and the waits appeared right away. They have been selling out of bagels by 3 p.m., ahead of closing time. Noah Bernamoff of Mile End Deli and Matt Kliegman of The Smile are the proprietors of Black Seed and while the popularity of their bagels - hand rolled, boiled in water and honey and finished in a wood-fired oven - is not surprising, hour-long lines for bagels can't be the new norm. Right? All hail the Black Seed Bagel... Photo Credit: Instagram/ missioncantinanyc Black Seed Bagels' Montreal-style hand-rolled bagels are tasty and the spreads fancy (like tobiko caviar and smoked bluefish) but can a bagel, like the Cronut™ before it, be revolutionary? Just ask the people waiting in line for them... Who wouldn't wait in a line for a bagel? Photo Credit: Instagram/ kfanti On Saturday, the line snaked around the block. Instagram user @kfanti says the bagels were "worth the wait." We will wait for god-like bagels Photo Credit: Instagram/ danielleschwob Instagram user @danielleschwob mused "Only in NYC do people queue for an hour to get a bagel." Like the Cronut™, there's a 2 per person limit Photo Credit: Instagram/ michelleselta Don't be greedy, New York. Share the bagels. Who thinks a scalper may try to take advantage of this rationing? "It's the new #Cronut line" Photo Credit: Instagram/ jenniecolemarie Instagrammer and food publicist @jenniecolemarie is thinking what we're thinking. This is the line on Sunday morning, which took about 45 minutes to go through. "#worthit," she wrote. Are lines the new norm? Photo Credit: Instagram/ vitaminsteve When the Cronut™ line first became a thing, no one thought it would last forever. But here we are, a year later, and Dominique Ansel's line is going strong everyday. Will the same be true at Black Seed? We're not sure, but we're willing to guess the other two elevated and old-school bagel purveyors slated to open soon - the expanded Russ & Daughters Cafe and Baz Bagel and Restaurant (a Barney Greengrass alum is at the helm) - will give Black Seed a run for its money. By GEORGIA KRAL Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.