5. Tal Bagel

While New York City delis shine at lunchtime, they’re equally illustrious in the wee hours of the morning, when weary commuters need something crunchy and salty to start the day off right.

Look no further than Tal Bagel, which offers bagels that are chewy on the outside and doughy on the inside. Alongside chopped liver and egg salad plates, you can also stop by for a warm pastry and coffee on your way to work. The local favorite is the whole wheat everything bagel loaded with veggie cream cheese, but this unconventional bagel shop also sells an an assortment of deli meats, like salami, turkey and ham. Pay a visit to one of its many locations.