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Bagels in Silver Spring/Wheaton?

Mallomar Dec 22, 2005 10:47 AM

Notice I didn't specify "great" bagels, since I know they are not to be had.

I've just been informed that I am bringing bagels to a family get-together on Saturday, and was specifically instructed to make sure some of them were egg bagels.

Where can I get decent bagels (including egg) in the Silver Spring/Wheaton area?


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    RL RE: Mallomar Dec 22, 2005 12:39 PM

    Try the Parkway Deli in Silver Spring.

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      Mallomar RE: RL Dec 22, 2005 02:22 PM

      I was wondering if Parkway had good bagels. I ate there recently (after not having been there in many years), and bought several items from the bakery case, and was disappointed with all of them.

      For instance, Black Forest cake was made with frosting, not whipped cream. Abomination!

      Do you know if the bakery items are made in-house? Maybe somebody else makes the bagels.

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        RL RE: Mallomar Dec 22, 2005 03:24 PM

        You know what, I've never been to the Parkway Deli, but have heard rave reviews. Thought I'd just throw out the suggestion in case you were nearby.

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          Mallomar RE: RL Dec 22, 2005 04:48 PM

          I do like the food at Parkway, but not their baked goods (cookies, pastries, cakes). But I don't know where they get their bagels -- maybe a different source than the sweet stuff.

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      cccoagirl RE: Mallomar Dec 22, 2005 12:50 PM

      Sniders Supermarket

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        Mallomar RE: cccoagirl Dec 22, 2005 02:19 PM

        No kidding? I didn't know Sniders had good bagels. I never go to Sniders, because I can't deal with the parking. It's very close by, though.

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          cocoagirl RE: Mallomar Dec 22, 2005 02:38 PM

          The sane people use the MC parking lot across the street- which is free a lot of the time and Sniders will pay the fee if not. Besides being able to get wine and beer in the grocery store, no matter how busy and crowded it is, you will never, and I mean ever wait in the check out line. That to me is wortht it's wait (no pun) in gold.

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            Mallomar RE: cocoagirl Dec 22, 2005 04:33 PM

            I'll have to give Snider's another try. I don't have any other grocery store that I really like. The local Giant has gone downhill (especially the bakery section, since they closed their own bakery facilities) and I only go there because it's so close by.

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            shellymck RE: Mallomar Dec 22, 2005 03:34 PM

            I will chime in in support of Sniders also. They have very inexpensive produce and are very responsive to customer demands. Parking is not too bad if you are able to go during weekdays. The bagels are good at times (squeeze them) and they also have bialys.

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              Mallomar RE: shellymck Dec 22, 2005 04:47 PM

              I can shop on weekdays, so I'll try it. Last time I was there was a weekday evening, and there was a line of cars waiting to get into the parking lot. I do remember getting some good produce.

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                Sal Monella RE: Mallomar Dec 23, 2005 10:02 AM

                There's also a county parking lot right across the street from Sniders. Meters are probably free on weekends...

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                  personne RE: Sal Monella Dec 25, 2005 10:50 AM

                  Yes, meters are free on weekends, and pretty cheap on weekdays, like 25 cents for an hour. Snider's will also will pay for it, ask the cashier. We never bother. Moreover, they have bag persons (alright, boys), who will shlep your bags to your car. We usually tip them a dollar, but you don't have to. The lines, if any, at the cashiers move real fast. And the bagels, decent, not excellent (of course), and cheap.

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                    heel38 RE: personne Apr 1, 2010 03:34 PM

                    Holy cheapskates... you should always tip those kids at least $2

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                      DanielK RE: heel38 Apr 1, 2010 05:30 PM

                      Well, that was FIVE YEARS AGO, so maybe inflation has caught up.

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          DCDeb RE: Mallomar Apr 2, 2010 08:57 AM

          Wow, this is an old discussion.... Now, there is a Goldberg's Bagels in Silver Spring, on Georgia Avenue southbound, right before 16th Street.

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