New Yorkers that think the only decent bagels are in New York have never been to Rosenfeld's.
Okay, it's not really in Boston, it's in Newton Center. But really, the bagels here are so good, it's worth mentioning anyways. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with an untold number of flavors and schmears - but if you want a selection, come early!
Across the street is Johnny D's, which is a terrific diner for breakfast or lunch, and makes the best cranberry pancakes you've ever tasted.
You probably wouldn't go to Newton Center just because, but if you happen to find yourself there, Rosenfelds is worth a stop.