Named for a neighborhood in Montréal where the city's famed bagel bakeries exist, Mile End became the darling of the city's fooderati when it opened in January 2010 in Brooklyn. By the time this NoHo location began rolling out its light, chewy, and slightly sweet Montréal bagels in May 2012, the place was already an institution. The bagels are authentic but the real reason to come here is for the impressive deli fare, including pastrami, roast beef, and smoked meat sandwiches.
The poutine—french fries with cheese curds and gravy—is a delicious mess. Dinner is served at the original Brooklyn location in Boerum Hill, at 97A Hoyt Street.