I get ya. Where are they from? You should checkout some local spots instead of going to those chains where you can find literally everywhere. You have to get local bagels and pizza, they are the best.
Oh...trust me, I've lived in Jersey/NYC for 8 years..I definitely know where to get some of the best bagels and pizza around. There's a pizza place in Manhattan, it was so good I wanted to cry. Forgot the name of it, started with an M.