To New Yorkers (and many people on TikTok), a scooped bagel is wasteful, nit-picky, and disrespects the bagel’s integrity. The comment section of @tayloroffer’s video voiced countless appalled reactions and was soon destroying the LA influencer for their attempt to order a “scooped, gluten-free bagel.” In response to this order, one user commented, “at that point you have to just admit you don’t really want a bagel at all.” Others echoed this sentiment, calling the scooped bagel a “crime” and saying the deli gave the “appropriate response” by harshly rejecting their request.
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Many people in the comments didn’t even know what a scooped bagel was. One such user commented, “Just googled what a scooped bagel was. The deli guy was correct.” Of course, not everyone in LA is going around scooping out their bagels, but New Yorkers — and, seemingly, many folks on TikTok — can’t help but attribute this bagel crime to the entire city in order to cement their own bagel supremacy.