In Turkey, the classic simit resembles a heavily encrusted sesame bagel, with proportions that suggest a game of ring toss. Though a simit loaf loses traditional appeal, it gains in versatility: It more easily accepts fillings like olive ($4.25), and, when need be, more securely holds a sandwich.
435 Fifth Ave. (38th-39th Sts.), Manhattan
(First U.S. location of this Turkey-based worldwide chain)