Coming from San Francisco, headed for Manhattan later in March for semi-annual fix of good music and food, and I'm staying in the East Village (near Tompkins Square park). I've read on the boards here that my all-time favorite bagel place, Essa, is closed at the location closer to where i'll be, so I'm looking for alternatives for bagels and classic take-away breakfast sandwiches in the East Village. I've been such a die-hard Essa fan that I've never even tried H&H, but I guess I'll have to be open to it this time. (And yes, I'll still probably make the trek to Essa's other location for my dozen to take home....)
Any suggestions? thanks!