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 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.”
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.