The Bagelry, downtown on Railroad Avenue, is a Bellingham institution. No visit to Bellingham is complete without one of their fresh, New York-style bagels. Bring your cash, though, because they don't take cards. Shocking, I know. But trust me-- they're worth it!
It's rare to find bagels that are made the traditional New York way (apparently they're even difficult to find in New York these days), which includes a boiling process as well as baking, and gives them their distinct, chewy center with a crust on the outside.