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Good bagel place in Boerum Hill/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens area?

hankp Oct 27, 2006 09:10 PM

Why isn't there one? Just moved to the neighborhood and desperately longing for something of Murray's Bagels caliber. Somewhere nice and clean, with good fresh bagels, and good bagel smearing options.

Victory Cafe's pretty good, if they have any bagels left by the time you get there. And Cafe Nova's just kind of okay. Other places just seem horribly mediocre. Does anyone know of any weekend morning, bagel and cream cheese offering hidden gems?

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    jls RE: hankp Oct 27, 2006 10:11 PM

    Yeah, you're more or less out of luck. You can get decent bagels at that downstairs place on Montague--can't remember the name but it's near Henry St. I also like the bagels at Fairway in Red Hook...fresh and not too massive. There's nothing on a par w/Murray's that I know of, though.

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      dimples RE: hankp Oct 27, 2006 11:30 PM

      Montague bagels is the name of that place and I agree---they have the best, most satisfying bagels around.

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        robotcoupe RE: hankp Oct 28, 2006 12:05 AM

        Bagel World! Court & Dean. The fat, chewy kind, slightly undercooked. Delicious! I can't stand Bagels By the Park in Carroll Gardens, by way of comparison.

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          AmityGuy1 RE: robotcoupe Oct 28, 2006 06:52 PM

          Agreed. Great bagels.

        2. Woodside Al RE: hankp Oct 28, 2006 12:20 AM

          Bagel Hole in Park Slope (7th Ave. near 12th St.) has the best bagels in all of upper Brooklyn. The real old fashioned NYC small and chewy kind. But has zero ambience, no seating, and the stuff they have to put on the bagels ain't all that great.

          Other than that it isn't really a bagel area and I recommend a quick trip on the F train back to Murray's or somewhere else decent in Manhattan.

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            Pupster RE: hankp Oct 28, 2006 01:54 PM

            In Carroll Gardens, the best around is F Stop Bagels, on Smith and 9th St. (Though the MTA made them take down the F.) Better than Bagel World by far.

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              LJW RE: hankp Oct 30, 2006 04:24 PM

              I live right by Bagels on the Park and agree they're terrible. But I tried the new Everything Bagel on Union and Henry ("Aroma Bagel" was there for a short time prior) and I was pleasantly surprised.

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                hankp RE: hankp Oct 31, 2006 03:27 PM

                Thanks for all the suggestions. Since posting, I've also started really getting into the Victory Cafe. Tasty bialies!

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                  haleyjen RE: hankp Oct 31, 2006 04:17 PM

                  Screw it...go two stops on the F to Terrace Bagels!

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