The next reason for getting taste buds stoked is a tiny bagel shop that claims to make the New York version of the glazed-surfaced bread rolls.
Located on Shota Rustavelli Street, fittingly next door to the central synagogue, the New Yorker Bagel Cafe offers five types of freshly baked bagels: plain, sesame seed, poppy seed, cinnamon and raisin.
There were three kinds of bagels available on the snowy day when the Kyiv Post visited the uncrowded cafe both times. Thankfully they had the kind I wanted. Otherwise, the tone of this column wouldn’t be so merry.