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Murray's Bagels On 8th Ave near 21st/22d st

MarkG Aug 30, 2007 03:45 PM

how good are they??

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    Lucia RE: MarkG Aug 30, 2007 04:02 PM

    Best in the area. I like them.

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      fsd1116 RE: Lucia Aug 30, 2007 07:16 PM

      Good, not great. Go to Ess-A-Bagel.

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        a_and_w RE: fsd1116 Aug 31, 2007 08:58 AM

        Murray's is probably my favorite bagel in the city. I much prefer them to Ess-a-bagels, which are too large for such a dense bagel.

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          nativeNYer RE: a_and_w Aug 31, 2007 12:25 PM

          I agree. I don't care for Ess-a-bagel at all. I'm sort of puzzled about what makes them appealing to so many people.

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      gemann RE: MarkG Aug 31, 2007 12:54 PM

      Excellent bagel choice - good taste, consistency and size.

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        fsd1116 RE: gemann Aug 31, 2007 07:02 PM

        Ok, Murray's are good, but can be inconsistent. More than occasionally I have found them to be overcooked.

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          Cookiepuss RE: fsd1116 Aug 31, 2007 07:06 PM

          Best bagels in the neighborhood are Hudson Bagels, down on Hudson around Christopher and West 10th. Great texture, a bit salty, but sweet - delicious. The oatmeal wheat one is particularly divine.

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            fsd1116 RE: Cookiepuss Sep 1, 2007 06:59 AM

            Thanks for the tip Cookiepuss. I've often walked by Hudson Bagels and thought I should give it a try. Now I will!

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