When I moved to Boston, one of my most serious concerns was where I was going to find bomb-a** bagels and lox. As a Jewish girl from LA, my standards are high. Thankfully, I've found places even my grandparents would approve of.
If you have any interest in Jewish deli food, I suggest you go to Mamaleh's immediately. Their bagels and lox are among the best I've ever had, and they even offer tofutti (vegan cream cheese).
There are a bunch of different kinds of lox on the menu at Mamaleh's, but my absolute favorite is the unsmoked salmon. I recommend ordering your bagel and lox in sandwich form rather than a platter.
Saltie girl has the best of the best for every kind of raw seafood. Unsurprisingly, their bagel and lox is perfectly fresh and flavorful. Also, the presentation is Instagram-worthy.
One unique thing about Saltie Girl is that they offer pastrami lox, which is definitely worth trying too.
Eastern Standard is my go-to for a solid Sunday brunch. While all of their brunch options are on-point, their bagel and lox is especially impressive. I appreciate that Eastern Standard was not stingy with the quantity of fresh salmon on the plate.
I was surprised when I found out that Pavement Coffehouse is not only a fantastic spot for lattes all over Boston, but is also bagel and lox heaven. Their bagel and lox keeps it simple with fresh tomatoes and onions.
I hope every bagels and lox enthusiast in this city has the opportunity to try each of these fabulous places. I promise, you'll be impressed despite wherever you're from.