Over at Fork in the Road they recently had what they called a Bagel Smackdown, in which they compared bagels from several different places around NYC. To represent Brooklyn they went to the Bagel Hole over on 7th Ave. I had a bagel there once, and it was so doughy and gummy that I vowed never to go back. I am, however, in love with the bagels at Terrace Bagels on Prospect Park West. In fact they have the best bagels I’ve ever eaten in NYC, and I’m not just saying that because they are located 5 minutes from my apartment. The service can be a little aggravating, especially when the “to order” line gets mixed with the “to pay” line, the place is mobbed on weekends, and once they even forgot to give my order to the kitchen after writing it down. All is forgiven, though, after eating the bagels. I prefer them untoasted, and I usually go for a multigrain bagel with the scallion tofu-cream cheese. I also recommend their bialys, which are great with egg and cheese. Even if you stick to the basics you’ll get a great, fresh bagel that will leave you wanting more.