New York and New Jersey expats have far less standing to gripe about bagels in Washington than they did just a few years ago. “Jew-ish” deli Call Your Mother burst onto the scene in 2018 and has expanded to sell them from Bethesda down to Capitol Hill. Pearl’s Bagels, one of the newest options on the latest update of this map, has its own faithful crop of regulars that would tell you it’s No. 1 in town. Bullfrog Bagels has been growing in reach and popularity for years, and Bethesda Bagels has been serving a respectable round since the late ’80s. In Alexandria, Bagel Uprising has emerged as another cheffed-up shop with farmers market roots. Here are 15 places to find standout bagels around town, including plenty of options for online ordering.
D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, but this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More