The bialy is a distant cousin of the bagel. Both were brought to New York City in the early 20th century by Eastern European Jewish immigrants. The bialy specifically comes from Bialystok, Poland. It’s dough is quite different than bagel dough, however, having more water content and no sweeteners or oils. Although this amazing recipe hasn’t caught on as much as the bagel has, it really is one of the world’s great, simple flatbreads.