The traditional bagel has a crusty, crunchy surface, a tiny bit of sweetness and a soft chewy inside. One of the greatest bagels ever made is the salt bagel. Buy salt bagels on line, its easy. They will be shipped directly to your home or office. Good quality poppy bagels have just the right amount of poppy seeds, which are shaken on the bagel and then pressed in gently. Poppy seed is an oil seed and has been harvested for thousands of years. They have been mentioned in medical texts dating back to 1500 BC. They were thought to aid in sleeping.