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Muriel’s Brings Long-Awaited Kosher Eats to Seward Park

by Emily Alhadeff


What does it take to get a decent bagel and schmear in this town?

For a long time, that was the question on the minds of Seattle’s bagel enthusiasts. After a booming bagel scene in the ’90s went bust, the Northwest stood barren, far removed from the yeasty coffers of the tri-state area. 

No longer. Seattle’s bagel scene is on the rise. Don’t take my word for it — even chef and author J. Kenji López-Alt says so. Over the past few years, Rubinstein, Westman’s, Loxsmith, Mt. Bagel, and Zylberschtein’s have joined more established venues, like Bagel Oasis and Eltana, to much acclaim — and also some kvetching. With so much riding on this humble roll — flavor, family, history, identity — it’s not surprising people have strong feelings about it. 

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