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Phoenix: Good bagel shops?

Hi all,

Did a quick search, and didn't come up with much... first of all, thanks for everyone's recommendations on the donut places. I'll definitely give them all a shot! I was thinking of doing bagels and cream cheese spreads this Friday, and wanted to ping you all to see if you have any good recommendations. I'll probably buy juice and milk again, too.

Personally, I'm not that knowledgable about bagels, but I know when I've struck gold... just an ever-so-slight crunch on the outside, opening up to a wonderfully soft and doughy inside, full of flavor and great texture.

Size of the bagel doesn't matter too much, and I'd rather the bagels not be split until I buy or serve them. The inside tends to get that dry crust if cut too soon before consuming.

Anyway, I'm off of 24th St and Highland, so anything within a few miles would be great. Thanks in advance!

-Mike

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    1. Chompie's makes a pretty good bagel. They have a few locations around the valley.

      1. I'm a big fan of NY Bagels and Bialys, and Chompies is a close second. If you're at 24th/Highland then you're far away from anything I know of, so you should just accept what you have nearby, which is fantastic english muffins at La Grande Orange. Also, there's Au Petit Four at 2501 E Camelback Rd # 18. They've got the only good croissant I've found in Phoenix.

        1. Great Bagels in this town are hard to find. A few good bagel shops are:

          Lox stock and Bagel on McCormick Ranch...crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle.

          New York Bagels and Bialys Shea and 71st St. (Agua Calinente) Decent Bagels....great onion Bialys. http://www.nybagelsnbialys.com/

          Karshs's bakery on 7th st and Missouri. Not sure about their bagels...their onion pockets are divine and their rye bread is fabulous! http://www.karshsbakery.com/

          Brueggers Bagels....Tempe on Mill Ave. They make them the old fashioned way....Boiled then baked. They are as close to NY as we have found in AZ.

          Would love to know what otheres recommend!

          1. I would suggest Karsh's at 7th St. and Missouri as the best bagel option in proximity to the Biltmore area.

            http://www.karshsbakery.com/