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Bagels in Scottsdale

Help!
As an easterner I am accustomed to eating great bagels, the old school kind. Chewy crust and a dense middle. None of those pseudo bagels with chocolate chips or blueberrries. Just salt, poppy seeds, sesame seeds and sometimes onion, or even a mix of all of the above. Not to forget Montreal style style bagels which are on the sweet side having been boiled in water with honey.
I have tried Chompies which are not bad, and Cashmans which are a mediocre imitation of a real bagel. Forget about supermarket bagelels.
Any suggestions short of having them shipped from Essabagel in NY?

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  1. Here are a few bagel places that may be closer to what you are looking for!
    I too am from the East Coast and it has been a difficult transition adjusting to the lack of great bagel places....

    1.) my new favorite thanks to fellow Chowhounder ejs1492 is Big City Bagels on Hayden and Frank Lloyd Wright. I love their bagels and I can't get enough of their whitefish salad. I have been buying it by the pound!!!

    2.) Lock Stock and Bagel on McCormick Ranch...great bagels and bialys.

    3.) New York Bagels and Bialys on Shea @ Agua Caliente....I am partial to their onion Bialys....reminds me of H & H in NY.

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    1. re: ciaogal

      I bought a dozen at Big City yesterday. They were quite good. I will try the others as we deplete our current supply.
      thanks
      Neville

      1. re: neville nosher

        I stopped at Big City Bagels at 3pm on NYE and they were closed! I was very bummed. I'm going to try to get over there today or tomorrow so we can try them out for the weekend.

      2. re: ciaogal

        just dropping in place links. couldn't get a link for LS&B to pop up, though.

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        Big City Bagels
        15680 N Pima Rd # E1, Scottsdale, AZ

        New York Bagels 'N Bialys
        6990 E Shea Blvd # 109, Scottsdale, AZ

        Chompie's NY Kosher Style
        9301 E Shea Blvd Ste 109, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

      3. Lock Stock and Bagel is a personal favorite of mine. The bagels are absolutely fantastic, and it's been around forever. (Hayden and McCormick Ranch)

        1. Definitely a fan of Big City Bagels at Hayden/FLW.

          1. I finally tried the bagels at Big City and they are fantastic! Way better than Chompie's. I also tried their smoked whitefish salad recommended on another thread and it is unbelievably good. That is what I am having for lunch today, w/ crackers.

            I can't believe it took me this long to try them . . . I live a mile away.

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            1. re: mdepsmom

              I'm so glad! This place is a favorite of mine. I was the whitefish-commenter! The owners are sooooo nice and deserve to be successful.

            2. In Scottsdale, I like New York Bagels & Bialys and Chompie's, even though a NY authenticity fanatic may disagree. That place in McCormick Ranch DOES have excellent bagels if it hasn't changed from 11-12 years ago.

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              1. re: misohungrychewlow

                Lox Stock and Bagel has become my # 2 thanks to ejs1492. Try Big City Bagels.....they are amazing! I wish I wasn't out of town ...I have to wait til Sunday to get my Whitefish salad fix!