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traderbot Aug 17, 2006 07:33 PM

Looking for the real deal.

Thanks

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    Chris E Aug 19, 2006 01:40 PM

    I can't vouch for it myself, but I can pass along a tip I was given a while back: Heartland Bagels, 2311 Richmond Ave., near the mall. If you go, report back.

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      comestible Mar 22, 2013 07:32 PM

      Recently, I've been pleasantly surprised by the bagels for sale in the bakery dept. of the Key Foods on Forest Ave. at Bard. Texture is dense (though a bit dry), surface glossy, not too large or puffy. I don't know where they get them. Not the holy grail by any means, but so far not bad at all, and not too far away from where I live.

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      Tay Aug 21, 2006 05:41 AM

      I have yet to find "real deal" bagels out here.
      The ones at the bagel place on New Dorp Plaza,
      on the corner a few stores down from Andrew's Bakery,
      are pretty good. I think it may be called Plaza Bagels.
      For the real deal, you have to go to a bagel/bialy place
      in Brooklyn.

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        Phantastic Jun 5, 2007 11:04 AM

        It really is hopeless, huh? Most of the Bagels I find out there are roll with holes... It's like living in Kansas.

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          annaesm Jun 5, 2007 04:49 PM

          We like Bagels by the Bay. It's on Bay St. in Rosebank right next to Aesop's Tables. It's not Ess-a-Bagel, but they're not half bad.

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            comestible Sep 2, 2007 08:06 PM

            I guess I'm pollyanna-ish, but the factory bagels (NY factory, not Sara Lee or Lenders) we get at the corner deli are better than most of the bagel-specific places in SI (Stapleton Country Store). Just my opinion. I've come across a couple of good bagel shops, but can't remember the names. Whenever you see big, puffy, cakey ones, run away!

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              Tay Sep 5, 2007 03:27 AM

              The bagel store on Guyon Ave across from Dunkin Donuts makes pretty decent bagels (At least their "everything" bagel is pretty good) Also acceptable are the bagels at Plaza bagels on New Dorp Plaza . Of course, if you slather enough veggie Cream cheese on any bagel, it will taste great

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          kschnaa Sep 15, 2007 08:38 PM

          My family found Bagels on the Bay, on Bay St., to be mediocre, with their walnut spread far too sweet and their bagels rather breadlike and not chewy.

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            Tay Sep 16, 2007 12:21 PM

            Bagels are, like Pizza: Very subjective. Some people love a big puffy bagel. Others, a smaller, more dense version. I have found that scooping out the inner dough and toasting pretty much any fresh bagel, makes it more than decent.
            The trick is to find a place that has a good customer turnover and actually makes them on site and doesn't have them delivered. I only like Veggie cream cheese and it was very tasty at the Guyon Ave Bagel shop, Plaza Bagels on New Dorp Plaza
            and the bagel store across from Staples on Hylan near Seaver.Ave.

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            natali Dec 20, 2008 05:17 PM

            bagels by the bay on 1235 Bay st ....... are the best ,i customer thare for years thay baike tham every day fresh rite in the store it really tasty!! prices are very resonable

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              comestible Dec 20, 2008 07:48 PM

              Since I live nearby, I'll get bagels from Bagels by the Bay, but if you're down near Tottenville some time, there's a bagel place on Arthur Kill Rd. in the same little shopping plaza as Garber's Building Supply. Can't remember the name. The local bike club stops there during its weekly rides (I'm a member so that's how I know about it). Not perfect bagels but better than most I've found on the Island, in my experience -- better texture, not so soft and bready.

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                estarae Jan 2, 2009 05:48 AM

                Give Heartland Bagels a try. They are just like I used to get Saturday night after the movies in Fresh Meadows (and that was a very long time ago).

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              awm4680 Mar 11, 2009 06:38 PM

              I live in Midland Beach and there is a GREAT bagel place on Hylan Ave btwn Greeley and Lincoln. I think it's called Tony's but I honestly haven't even paid attention to the name! All I know is we go constantly and the bagels are delicious and fresh everytime.

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                Tay Mar 12, 2009 11:02 AM

                awm
                "there is a GREAT bagel place on Hylan Ave btwn Greeley and Lincoln. I think it's called Tony's '
                I can't place it but I'm probably just not seeing it b/c I'm trying to avoid the constant traffic on the Blvd. Is it located in the little strip of stores on the corner of Lincoln & Hylan?

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                  awm4680 Mar 15, 2009 03:19 PM

                  It's Tony's Bagel Company or something like that. It's not in the strip of stores, but right next to it. It's next to a tattoo place that is next to Champs Beverages.

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                    Tay Mar 16, 2009 09:34 AM

                    awn
                    "It's next to a tattoo place that is next to Champs Beverages"

                    Ahhh.. I think the Beverage place is across from Family Fruit so it must be on Hylan after I've already turned off onto Greeley. I thought the tattoo place was in that little strip of stores with the Gyro and pizza places and the Russian Rest.
                    I'll have to pay more attention next time I drive down Lincoln.
                    Thanks! :-}

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                ajs42548 Mar 12, 2009 09:45 AM

                If it makes you feel any better, you can't get good bagels on the upper east side either. They are all too puffy and white breadlike. Brooklyn, Queens and LI have the best bagels nowadays.

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