FARGO — Bagels may be associated with New York, but Fargo restaurant BernBaum’s has one of the 50 best bagels in the country, according to a new Food & Wine article.

The story doesn’t rank the leavened rolls, but BernBaum’s was thought of enough to be listed in the new roundup, which praised the appearance and called it “a very fine bagel.”

 The Bernbaum's sign on Broadway in downtown Fargo is one of Chris Orth's neon creations.  Forum file photo
The Bernbaum's sign on Broadway in downtown Fargo is one of Chris Orth's neon creations. Forum file photo

The article also praised the pricing of the bagel and schmear as “one of the best values in this list,” at $1.79. The piece also referenced a 2017 Food & Wine write-up on Fargo eating that praised BernBaum’s, stating, “the Jewish/Scandinavian deli routinely comes up in conversations about Fargo's best restaurants.”

BernBaum's owners, chef Andrea Baumgardner and her husband, Brett Bernath. Forum file photo
BernBaum's owners, chef Andrea Baumgardner and her husband, Brett Bernath. Forum file photo

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Of the 50 eateries included in the magazine’s recent “The Best Bagels in America,” 11 were based in New York, with two others invoking the city in their names. Rise Bagel Co. in Minneapolis was the only other Midwestern restaurant to be recognized.

BernBaum's is located at 402 Broadway in downtown Fargo.