Is a popular Orange County chain of, well, bagel, and is the best approximation of the official breakfast of New York. The only thing that distinguishes each location is the clientele base—you know, because people in Mission Viejo are different from people in Yorba Linda. But the quality of each place is the same—fast, courteous, clean, and excellent. Bagels ought to take a little bit of work to eat, and the ones sold by Bagel Me shine with the correct tension in the outer crust. Though Bagel Me! sells a wide range of neo-bagels such as jalapeño, chocolate chip and cinnamon sugar, stick with the traditional varieties. Sesame- and poppy-seed bagels are thoroughly coated; garlic and onion bagels are each topped with a generous helpings of large flakes. Those large onion flakes reappear in excellent bialys, a flatter, chewier bread with an indentation in place of a hole.