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Good bagels in Queens?

IWantFood Jul 9, 2008 05:47 PM

I know there MUST be a thread about this already, but I cannot find it.

Does anyone know where to get good bagels in Queens (specifically Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Glendale, Bayside, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Bellerose areas)? Will travel for a good bagel. I have company coming from out of town who are craving bagels. (Please don't say Bagel Oasis along the LIE--disappointing, IMO).

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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    corgi Jul 9, 2008 07:15 PM

    In FoHi, Gotta Getta Bagel on Continental. Toward Rego Park, Knish Nosh, toward Kew Gardens, Hot Bialys. All have good bagels. Perhaps not superlative, but good.

    Gotta Getta Bagel Neighborhood: Queens/Forest Hills 10709 71st Ave Forest Hills, NY 11375 (718) 793-1640

    Knish Nosh 100-30 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, NY 11375 (718) 897-5554

    Hot Bialys, 116-63 Queens Boulevard (at 78th Avenue) (Near Union Turnpike, E/F subways, and Queens County Courthouse) Forest Hills, NY 11375, 718-544-0900

    2 Replies
    1. re: corgi
      masterofzen Jul 9, 2008 08:43 PM

      Run, don't walk, to Hot Bialys. I've never had the bagels at Knish Nosh--honestly, I didn't even know they had bagels--but Hot Bialys is definitely superior to Gotta Getta Bagel.

      1. re: masterofzen
        pellegrino31 Jul 10, 2008 05:57 AM

        Absolutely. Hot Bialys has ruined me for any other bagel place. They are the best. Forget any other places in Forest Hills.

    2. byrd Jul 9, 2008 08:57 PM

      In Queens there's Utopia Bagels (Utopia Pkwy/19th Ave) and then there's the rest of them; end of argument.

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      1. re: byrd
        EricMM Jul 10, 2008 07:28 AM

        Bagellette, in Rego Park....on 63rd (Dr? Rd?) across the street and a block past the Sears mall.

        1. re: EricMM
          byrd Jul 10, 2008 10:23 AM

          way above average bagel, still not in the same class as Utopia.

          Here's an old Queens bagel thread from a year amd a half ago:


        2. re: byrd
          charliebluesun Jul 10, 2008 10:36 AM

          I totally agree on Utopia Bagels. I used to shop at Annamarie's Bagels on Franny Lew - but they closed. I could not find any good bagel stores in the near by neighborhoods. I was so sad. Then someone informed me of Uptopia Bagels. I almost kissed their feet - I am hooked

          1. re: charliebluesun
            IWantFood Jul 11, 2008 08:26 PM

            Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions.

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