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Nov 7, 2007 03:35 PM

Pain D'Avignon Bagels

Hi all: I just called my local Whole Foods to order a dozen and a half of Pain's whole wheat sesame bagels and was told that they burned down this morning after orders went out! I haven't been able to find anything on-line about the fire. Any truth to the rumor?

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    1. Oh no! What terrible news. I love their bread. I usually buy from Whole Foods but really enjoyed visiting their bakery in Hyannis this summer. Best of luck to them.

      1. I'm hoping they are going to rebuild...quickly!!...but in the mean time can anyone recommend a good, not at all sweet, whole wheat bagel?? Thanks!!

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        1. re: eenie1

          Don't know if they have whole wheat (not a real bagel flavor, but that's another discussion :-), but try Iggy's. They're much closer to Montreal than New York and are, frankly, the only acceptable bagels we've found in Boston.

          1. re: eenie1

            I hope someone has an answer to this - I have not really been able to find a good whole wheat bagel. My Whole Foods sells whole wheat and whole wheat sesame bagels from Zeppy's, which are decent. I don't think they are 100% whole wheat, if that's what you're looking for. I wish they had a slightly heartier texture and flavor.

          2. they are going to be baking in new york and should be up and running by next week. deliveries should be soon!

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            1. re: omnivoyeur

              That is the best news ever! I guess I can hold out a!! Thanks for the info!!

              1. re: eenie1

                Oh, that's terrible news -- they worked so hard to start the bakery. I'm glad they'll be back up and running in New York, but that was such an investment of sweat equity on the part of their families.

                Zingerman's makes a very good whole wheat bagel and they also have a nine-grain that I think is excellent. You can order on their web site.