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Dec 2, 2007 06:53 PM

Bagel, bagel, bagel

Just moved to town and am having serious east coast bagel withdrawl. Can anyone tell me where I can find a good bagel and some good fat deli cream cheese? They don't have to be from the same place. I eagerly await a reply!

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  1. oh, it's tough! I will tell you that I found the chopped liver and knishes at Stein's on Mag very good representations of what I remember from home...they supposedly have H&H bagels but I haven't tried yet...I'm visiting them on tues to order for a party and will check for you

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    1. re: chef4hire

      yeah, my first thought was Stein's, too. I know that Martin's Wine Cellar has frozen H&H bagels as well.

    2. There is a New York Bagel Co at 3923 Magazine. Haven't been since before Katrina but it was good then.

      1. i'll toss this place out there. never been but have heard good things about it.

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        1. re: Shiloh

          Pretty good, though no cheese or dairy of course! Martin's Wine has good deli sandwiches though. They use H&H bagels.

        2. Stein's, absolutely. They're really from up North (Philly, I think) and they do import not only H&H bagels but a lot of perfectly NE-style Jewish and Italian Deli foods.

          Their cream cheese is Philadelphia.

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          1. re: Adrienne

            I second (actually fifth) Steins.

            Really good egg bagels. Better than a lot of North Jersey bagels I've had.

            With lox and cream cheese, capers and tomato its fantastic. Its 10 bucks, and you get a lot of salmon.

            1. re: Kingrover

              Damn, I don't know if I can eat a frozen bagel, unless I'm the one who froze it. I think I've eaten H+H and didn't think they were that great. But I will try all of the suggestions (the Kosher place sounds great!) Thanks all.

              1. re: travelbuff

                I'm not sure what you mean about them being frozen, I assume they import the dough and then bake it off here... anyway this is the menu from Kosher Cajun: which is definitely it's own thing... personally I'm not into non-dairy cream cheese, but obviously if you're actually Kosher it's preferable.

                1. re: Adrienne

                  No, they ship the bagels in frozen. Think Lender's but H&H instead. They actually come out ok if you defrost and toast at home.

                  1. re: mikek

                    I have been to Stein's when the Bagels have come out of the oven piping hot.

                    1. re: Tonto

                      Thanks for the CQ Tonto.....

                      I have been looking for a substitute since Bayou Bagelry began floating belly-side up.

                      Have not been to Steins - I go across Canal St so rarely that I need need to get a visa when I do.

                      1. re: Tonto

                        Do they make their own or H&H? They import raw H&H bagels?

                        1. re: mikek

                          Maybe H&H boils them and sends them and they finish them off by baking them here? This is facinating and whatever it is they're doing, I want to start doing it in my kitchen.