The history of bagels can be traced back to Poland in the 17th century, where they were initially eaten by Jewish communities. Bagels quickly became popular in Jewish communities throughout Europe and were eventually brought over to the United States in the late 19th century by Eastern European immigrants. The first bagel bakery in the US was opened in New York City in 1907, and bagels quickly became a staple food item in the city’s Jewish neighborhoods. Bagels’ popularity grew in the US during the 20th century and became a mainstream food item. The dough is boiled before being baked,... Read More