[Photograph: Niko Triantafillou]

The everything bagel is one of the most iconic flavors of New York, and the most satisfying. The mix of salt, onion, garlic, poppy, sesame, and caraway seeds, combined with the subtle sweetness from the underlying bagel, is hard to beat. But what if it could be improved? What if, instead of a bagel the "everything" mix was applied to a big, yeasty pretzel?

That's exactly what Du Jour Bakery has done with their everything pretzel. The shape is a bagel-evocative ring instead of the common knot, but the crust is a little thicker and more well baked than a bagel so you experience a significant crunch when you bite into it. There's a certain kid-like pleasure of ripping off pieces of pretzel and popping them into your mouth that you just don't get with eating a bagel.

If you're not in the mood for savory when you visit Du Jour, there are certainly plenty of items on the other end of the salty-sweet spectrum. Such as the nutella crepe.

Du Jour Bakery

365 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (map)

About the author: Native New Yorker Niko Triantafillou is the founder of DessertBuzz.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @DessertBuzz.


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