Best of Boston

2007 Best Lunch, Berkshires

Great Barrington Bagel Company

The best bagels north of New York come in a dozen flavors at Marvin and Judy Lieberman’s indoor-outdoor bagelry. There are also 17 spreads made in-house—including not just staples like light cream cheese but also more-exotic options like light chicken liver—to go with. But the GBBC’s star shines brightest at lunch, when fresh daily soups, leafy salads, and two-handed sandwiches like tarragon chicken and red onion egg salad are offered alongside quite possibly the finest unleavened invention ever: the flagel, a microthin everything bagel.

777 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-9055,