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This Is How People In St. Louis Eat Bagels?!?!?

The people of St. Louis have a secret: Their bagels are sliced like bread.

Yes, instead of cutting their bagels down the middle, revealing two halves, residents of the Gateway to the West apparently make several slices across the top.

The Forward has confirmed from multiple sources from the area that this is, in fact, how bagels are eaten there.

The rest of the internet did not agree with this approach.

One St. Louis native defended the practice. “It’s bread!” Alex Vanderheyden argued.

“I never thought about it until now,” Vanderheyden, who currently lives in Brooklyn, told the Forward. “Makes them easier to share.”

Social media was also full of St. Louisians proclaiming that they weren’t familiar with the practice.

If you’ve eaten bagels in this off-beaten manner, email fisher@forward.com and tell us your experience.

Alyssa Fisher is a writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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