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Best Bagels in New York that can be shipped to bagel-starved me in Boston(It's War)

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Richard Beck Jun 21, 2006 01:11 PM

The subject pretty much explains it. They have to ship, so let me know what's worth the postage. Go nuts.

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    bennyt Jul 21, 2006 03:34 PM

    Also, FYI, there is currently an article in the online edition of the Times about how/if the filtration of New York City water will affect bagels

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/21/nyr...

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      bennyt Jul 21, 2006 01:03 PM

      H and H Midtown East in Manhattan (81st and 2nd; not related to THE H and H). In my opinion, these are the best bages in Manhattan. And cheaper than THE H and H.

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        noisejoke Jul 20, 2006 10:20 PM

        Bagel Hole, Bagel Hole, Bagel Hole. Real taste, real texture, and plenty are well done that they'll happily dig out for you.
        But in the city, Murray's might still be tasty and sometimes done enough, but big. H&H is way past whatever it was. I haven't been to Zabars in years but I'd guess they're probably still good.
        My folks like the minis at Fairway in Plainview - not a whole lot of special taste but chewy all the way through, and apparently closer in size to the bagels they grew up with in Brownsville and Coney Island.
        Surrounding 'burbs may have some unknown gems, as mentioned above, since so many Jewish people moved out of the boros in the second half of the century. However, I can tell by observation, the quantity of bagel shops out on LI has dropped sharply and less are owned by Jews, just like here.

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          aunteejoy Jul 20, 2006 07:43 PM

          Is Kupel's still in Coolidge Corner? What's worng with their bagels?

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            Cheryl Jul 15, 2006 09:24 PM

            Just curious -- am I missing something? I'm originally from Boston but have lived in Manhattan for over 25 years. When I'm visiting Boston, I'm perfectly happy with Zeppy's Bagels.

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              Claudinette Jul 15, 2006 03:30 PM

              I have to second Rosenfeld's Bagels in Newton Center. I grew up in Newton and am now in NY and I actually bring Rosenfeld's bagels back when I go for a visit. Coals to Newcastle maybe but I can't find anything quite as good in my neighborhood. I would say they're at least worth a try.

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                Lizard Jul 13, 2006 12:06 PM

                I hate taking the talk out of the borough, so I'll just say for your sake I hope Bagel Hole ships. BUT, that said, have you ever been to Rosenfeld's Bagels in Newton Center? Granted it's been a while for me, but they are crusty, chewy, and as I recall (although I may be tasting the bagel I last ate-- from somewhere on Avenue N and the E50s where my grandmother picks them up) with malty taste.

                I can at least say that they're worth checking out, at least to tide you over until that shipment arrives.

                1. Linda Jul 11, 2006 10:01 PM

                  heck if you're going to have them shipped, why don't you get them from montreal? i'm a born and raised outer borough chick and don't get me wrong.. i love the bagels out here.

                  but i then went to the 2 main bagel rivals in montreal (i think one is called bagel factory or something of that sort) and that took the cake by far.

                  the inside isn't too doughy like they are here and the outside is perfectly soft and crispy.

                  it was sooo good i was able to eat half a dozen with nothing on it - no cream cheese or anything. heaven!

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                    welle Jul 12, 2006 08:20 PM

                    Montreal bagels are totally different animals from NY ones - fluffy, soft and sweet. Good, but won't fix an NYC bagel craving.

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                      porker Apr 26, 2012 04:32 AM

                      They are different and I don't want to start a never ending debate, but when you have your fill of NY bagels, you might wanna give 'em a try.
                      Maybe try St. Viateur
                      http://www.stviateurbagel.com/main/
                      they ship to US:
                      http://www.stviateurbagel.com/content...

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                        thegforceny Apr 26, 2012 08:51 AM

                        I doubt welle is interested in bringing up this never ending (or at least 6 yr old!) debate either.

                        (he posted 6 years ago - see date)

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                          porker Apr 26, 2012 10:11 AM

                          Hmmmm....
                          Its not the first time making such a gaffe, likely not the last, but.....
                          I swear when I posted, it was in the current discussion board. Now scanning the posts, they' re ALL from 2006.
                          I'm hearing theme music from The Twighlight Zone and Rod Serling is whispering in my ear......

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                    nerdgoggles Jul 11, 2006 12:09 AM

                    Hey, Richard. Forget ordering bagels from New York. How about just going to Arlington and buying H&H Bagels? They import them from New York to Bagels by US at 789 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 781-646-2662. When I lived in Boston that place saved my sanity many a time.

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                      kjbogart Jul 10, 2006 07:43 PM

                      Bagel Oasis on Horace Harding (LIE svce road) just east of Utopia Parkway is really good as well -- I believe that they also ship.

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                        Amy Mintzer Jun 25, 2006 07:23 PM

                        Tiny Bagel Hole on 7th Ave. and 12th St. in Brooklyn has true bagels. (Let me clarify: It's called "Bagel Hole" and it's tiny. It's not called "Tiny Bagel Hole.") Exterior is crispy and chewy, interior is great yeasty aroma and taste slightly of malt, as it should. Hand-rolled, boiled, the whole thing. I can't promise that they ship, but I'll check if I'm in this week.

                        I always liked H&H, but bagels have gotten softer, sweeter, and PRICIER over the years. They certainly ship.

                        Good old Zabar's makes a good bagel and does shipping.

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                          john k Jun 21, 2006 04:22 PM

                          My vote would go to H & H bagels.
                          They do a large mailorder business so they probably have the shipping part down pat.
                          JK

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                            jmj Jun 22, 2006 06:09 PM

                            http://www.handhbagel.com/

                            "We ship worldwide"

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                            chitota Jun 21, 2006 02:56 PM

                            Try Terrace Bagels in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Among the city's best, and there's a post office right across the street. Even if they don't ship, I bet one of the guys would walk some over if you promise a few extra bucks. (718) 768-3943.

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