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Bagels in Baltimore?

Judith Skolnik Jun 8, 2007 12:53 PM

Can anyone tell me where to eat the best bagels in Baltimore? Either the bagels aren't very good or the restaurant isn't really a great deli. Hard to believe that great bagels are only in New York! Thanks. Judy

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    elegantelliot RE: Judith Skolnik Jun 8, 2007 01:09 PM

    Goldberg's on Reisterstown Rd.

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      charmedgirl RE: elegantelliot Jun 8, 2007 01:19 PM


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        Pool Boy RE: elegantelliot Jun 10, 2007 09:48 AM

        They also make bialys, too (not sure of the spelling), IIRC.

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        jp4401 RE: Judith Skolnik Jun 8, 2007 01:13 PM

        Greg's bagels at Belvadere Square. A Baltimore instituation.

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          MDicecreamguy RE: Judith Skolnik Jun 8, 2007 03:30 PM

          If you're looking for really interesting, non-traditional bagels...go for Gregs.Its a great place...always something really unusual...great selection of smoked salmon from around the world......and very unusuall bagel flavors. Service is fabulous....Greg and his family really care about their customers.

          Now...if you want a real NY style bagel...made from scratch... try rhe New Town Cafe In Owings Mills. They actually provide their bagels to alot of places around town, but they are best right out of the oven

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            Judith Skolnik RE: MDicecreamguy Jun 8, 2007 06:13 PM

            I hadn't thought of either of your suggestions. I only knew about Fields, Lenny's, and Suburban House. Many thanks. Judy

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            writehere RE: Judith Skolnik Jun 8, 2007 10:00 PM

            Goldberg's. Only Goldberg's.

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              jfish RE: Judith Skolnik Jun 9, 2007 11:39 AM

              I agree that Goldberg's has the best bagels. One of the few that actual boil then bake, however i do not consider Goldberg's a great deli. My favorite deli is the Suburban House. Wonderful selection of smoked fish. The bagels are nothing special. Greg's is good and fun however the bagels are too untraditional for me. Kind of sweet.

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                jstroose RE: Judith Skolnik Jun 9, 2007 03:26 PM

                Goldbergs definitely

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                  Judith Skolnik RE: jstroose Jun 10, 2007 08:13 AM

                  Thanks for your suggestions. I'm taking a non-Jewish friend to a "real bagel experience" so I want the best bagels in the best deli ambiance, in the true sense of the word. That would eliminate Greg's (his bagels are fun but the ambiance doesn't fit in this case). New Town's good for bagels but I wouldn't call it or Goldberg's a real deli. I agree about S&H bagels. Lenny's? Miller's?

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                    lawhound RE: Judith Skolnik Jun 11, 2007 10:13 AM

                    Strictly froma delicatessan perspective (I wouldn't go to either place for the bagels), you would have to Attman's (just east of downtown on Lombard Street) or the Edmart (on Reisterstown Road, not far from Goldberg's or the Suburban House). The Edmart has 2 or 3 tiny tables in the back that you can eat at.

                    None of the others really pass muster as delis, although the counter for take-out at the Suburban House is not terrible.

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