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Jul 24, 2004 06:19 PM

Sunnyside bagels?

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Any good bagel places in Sunnyside? I'm moving to the area very soon and am hoping I don't have to resort to Dunkin' Donuts every morning...

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  1. I live in Sunnyside and declare it a disaster area as far as bagels are concerned. And you can't find good chopped liver, either!

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    1. re: Warren

      i agree. stay away from the chinese takeout too.

      1. re: alice1derland

        I know - what is it with the Chinese takeout? Can anybody recommend a good place to order from in Sunnyside.

        I've tried three different places now - that are so mediocre, I want to hop the train to Flushing!!!

        1. re: Betty

          The only place I still like and trust in the 'hood is No.1 Chinese on 43rd ave. bet. 49th and 50th st.
          And while on the subject, I have to mention how bad Mr. Wonton got in the last year or so. Just plain awfull and disappointing from dumplings to service.

          1. re: Betty

            The only really good Chinese place in Sunnyside or Woodside is the Thai Malay Cafe on Skillman between 51st and 52nd. Unfortunately, it's their Thai, Malay and Indonesian food that's great; their Hunan/Szechuan/etc. is mediocre.

            There always seems to be a line at the Peking BBQ (Peruvian-Chinese) on Woodside Avenue between 58th and 59th, but I'm allergic to chicken. Can anyone testify as to the quality of the other dishes?

      2. Good bagels are a tough find in Sunnyside. There is a bagel place on 44th St. and Queens Blvd. that is "ok." They will do for lack of nothing else if one really has a passion for a bagel.

        I just tried a bagel from a place on the corner of 58th St. and Roosevelt Ave., I guess officially Woodside and thought their bagels were quite decent. So far, the best I've had right in this area.

        1. You might be better off switching to croissants for a while instead; at least there's a pretty decent French bakery, La Marjolaine, at 50th and Skillman. There's also a cute coffehouse across the street which for some bizarre reason i am completely forgetting its name, even though i go there fairly often. I THINK they have bagels. they must. can't remember the last time i had one there though, or how good it was. they do have smoked salmon.

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          1. re: belle

            You might also try New York Style Eats, a diner at Queens Blvd. (south side) and 45th St. Know they have 'em; dunno how good they are.

          2. As Belle said, Aubergine (on 50th and Skillman) has decent lox and salmon. The best in our area. The owners are nice too.

            1. yes, i am sooo frustrated at the chinese takeouts. i thought someone also said there was a decent one on 43rd...but lower down in the maybe btween 43-44??? not sure of the name...and i haven't tried it yet.

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              1. re: ceeceee

                It's on 43rd Avenue, between 43rd and 44th - Wah Yeung. Good takeout.