I've just come back from New York and am staying just outside Manchester. When I was in NYC, I had bagels with cream cheese and lox/Nova/smoked salmon for breakfast every day, - yes, a zillion calories but delicious.
I wondered if there was anywhere that made fresh bagels - not supermarket ones please? Manchester has quite a large Jewish community so I thought there may be somewhere that make fresh ones. I've tried Sainsbury's and they do make them fresh but they're just not the same - maybe it's the water.