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Aug 16, 2006 11:24 AM

Looking for Feedback on Katz's Bagels in Chelsea

I just learned about Katz's Bagels in Chelsea. Are they any good?

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  1. I really like them - Someday in Davis used to carry them before the closed.

    Small, dense, chewy enough to teethe a baby on. I highly recommend them and prefer them to Iggy's.

    1. Very good. The only consistently good bagel in Boston, as far as I'm concerned.

      You can buy them (but not in large quantity) at Tosci's in Central Square, on weekend mornings.

      1. They make an excellent pizza bagel also.

        1. They're great -- how a bagel should be. Chewy on the outside, tender in middle and not silly-big like most of the breads out there passing themselves off as bagels. Have been eating Katz's bagels for over 35 years.

          1. Are they better than Kupel's bagels in Brookline? Those are probably my favorite in the area, though I've heard there's a place in Newton Centre that might be even better (the name escapes me).

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            1. re: hiddenboston

              In Newton, it's Rosenfeld Bagels....they are different than Katz's bagels, and very good.

              1. re: hiddenboston

                Yes. Kupel's makes a pretty good plain bagel, but for some strange reason their seeded bagels are these huge, puffy, dry contraptions. Rosenfeld's in Newton Centre is OK, but really neither comes close to Katz.