Let's talk about Maine bagel shops. But first, reasons why I love these things! Bagels, oh bagels, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. You're round and chewy, and I could eat you forever.

I see myself as a bagel aficionado, a connoisseur of these carb-loaded goodies. I usually stick to the classics, like plain with a schmear of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, but sometimes, I like to get wild and go poppyseed.

And don't even get me started on the age-old debate of top or bottom.

Rachel McDermott via Unsplash
Rachel McDermott via Unsplash

Personally, I'm a bottom-eater, but I know there are some top enthusiasts out there too. It all depends on the day, the mood, and the bagel.

Enough about me and my bagel preferences.

Let's talk about the real issue at hand:

Where to find the best bagels in Maine?

This is an important question that requires research and taste-testing. So, I am on an official bagel-filled mission to uncover the top spots in the state.

Bagels have an interesting history. They originated in Poland in the 16th century, according to The History of Bagels, and were brought to the United States by Jewish immigrants in the late 19th century.

Let's see what I found, shall we?

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