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Best Bagels in Ct?

ctfoodguy Aug 12, 2008 06:18 PM

Now that Bagelicious is gone, what's the concensus on the best bagels in CT chowhounds?

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    dintyboy Feb 17, 2009 08:48 AM

    I have to second Cohens on the Branford Green. They make really great bagels of many flavors. Also, Lox Stock and Bagels are really great too, just not close enough for me since I live along the branford shoe area.

    I forgot to add they sell their bagels half price everyday after 2pm!!Great deal!!

    1. cheereeo Feb 17, 2009 08:29 AM

      I also love Village Bagels but can only speak to the Boston Post Road, Milford CT location. They also have opened one near the harbor in MIlford Center. The Post Road location has a new sign that says Arthur Avenue Casa Deli, but they tell me it is still Village Bagels, still same owners, still same bagels with more Italian sangweeches!

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        kofka Feb 17, 2009 07:39 AM

        I think so - it is in the same plaza as Marshall's....

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          chowmensch Feb 17, 2009 10:57 AM

          I definitely agree with kofka about Baker's Dozen....excellent bagels and a large selection of flavors. If only their whitefish salad were as good... As you look at the strip mall from the street, Baker's Dozen is about halfway between the 99 and the Marshalls.

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          kofka Feb 16, 2009 08:30 AM

          Having moved up here frm NYC and given up on finding a decent bagel, I eventually happened on Baker's Dozen bagels in Avon. The guy is from Brooklyn, the bagels are boiled......the best I have had since I left...

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            ratbuddy Feb 16, 2009 02:27 PM

            Is that the place kinda across from Boston Market?

          2. beccabones Feb 13, 2009 01:52 PM

            Best bagels that I've ever had in CT deff. has to be from Liz Sue Bagels on High Ridge rd. In Stamford.

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              Stuart_in_CT Feb 13, 2009 01:47 PM

              Try Village Bagels, 653 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824, (203) 254-1750‎. It's a tiny one counter shop that makes fresh, soft bagels that my friends at work go gaga over.

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                cjaeger Jan 31, 2009 10:12 AM

                BROOKSIDE BAGELS in simsbury. it can be busy and the workers are rude but everything they make is fantastic tasting.
                10000 times better than lox stock.

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                  hokiefan Feb 17, 2009 08:15 PM

                  At Brookside---Get the cheese bagel with everything garlic, seeds, onions etcc.... Dont put any stuff on it. just eat and enjoy. Not a new York bagel, just good chow.

                  BTW I chowhounded some bagel places last time I was in NY (manhattan) and I was not that impressed. Got to get to brooklyn I guess....

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                  BurtReynoldz Nov 10, 2008 09:06 AM

                  Echoing what several others have said, in the Hartford/West Hartford/Farmington/Bloomfield area, there's nothing better than Lox Stock on North Main St. Simply phenomenal. Gets extremely busy during the week at lunch time, and Saturday/Sunday around 9:30-11:00.

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                    metalmaiden Nov 8, 2008 05:24 PM

                    After moving to Middletown from New Haven where I could get New York bagels at several little coffee shops I was missing my bagels until I found Brew Bakers on Main Street. The bagels are great!! They have great spreads there too. Not just plain old cream cheese. I absolutely love the carrot and bean! Fantastic. EVERYTHING there is great.

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                      pockee Nov 8, 2008 12:01 PM

                      Cohen's in the center of Branford. bagels are warm crusty and flavors like asiago, cheddar and whol grain. The best on the shoreline.

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                        crunyon Nov 5, 2008 06:21 PM

                        Lox Stock and Bagels in West Hartford, save yourself time on the weekends and get in the "Express Line" for a dozen and add the schmear yourself at home.

                        1. jquest619 Aug 20, 2008 06:58 AM

                          Try Fancy Bagels off Rt. 10 in Southington....excellent selection.

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                            veglover35 Aug 19, 2008 07:55 AM

                            Bagelicious is not gone. It still exists in Cheshire, anyway. It is good. Judies bakery makes awesome bagels, in New Haven, also.

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                              newhavener Nov 10, 2008 01:11 PM

                              Judie's Bakery in New Haven does NOT have bagels. Went there this morning and checked, and they tried to sell me some rolls. Ended up going next door to Bruegger's Bagels.

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                              AES Aug 18, 2008 08:36 AM

                              Find a place that offers NYC bagels brought in! I know a deli in Htd used to have H&H brought in, as does Perk on Main in Durham.

                              Alternatively, my top choices are either Upper Crust in Darien area or LizSue in Stamford.

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                                coldduck Aug 16, 2008 12:27 PM

                                Best bagels in Connecticut are to be found at Ami's in Waterbury on Thomaston Avenue. They only sell bagels--no muffins, no donuts, no sandwiches, no nuthin'. Usually 15 varieties on hand in this hole-in-the-wall. It's open from like 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Just ask for what's hot, and enjoy. (There's another location on East Main Street, but I've never been there.)

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                                  Phred Aug 18, 2008 09:05 AM

                                  I agree Ami's is the closest thing I have found to a Brooklyn Bagel outside of Brooklyn. Crispy outside and moist and tender inside. When they are right out of the bagel oven they are outstanding. Worth the trip!!

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                                    ctfoodguy Aug 19, 2008 05:21 PM

                                    Went up & down Thomaston Ave today and could not find Ami's. Help me out Where is it?

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                                      harrie Aug 19, 2008 05:37 PM

                                      Is this any help? I'm hoping to hit Ami's this weekend.

                                      http://tinyurl.com/5m843c (link to Google Maps)

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                                        coldduck Aug 19, 2008 07:48 PM

                                        It's in a nearly empty shopping plaza on the west side of Thomaston Avenue near the intersection with West Main Street. It's truly a hole in the wall on the south side of the plaza. Another clue: It's on the opposite side of the plaza from Dunkin Donuts.

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                                      beartunes Aug 15, 2008 06:09 AM

                                      Hi, I just wrote about finding an indie bagel place in western mass!

                                      Try the in-store bagels at Price Chopper in Windsor, CT. I think they're pretty good and closest to NYC style bagels, for this area. I am from NJ and worked in Manhattan so I think I know my bagels... LOL (and H&H is not my fave!)

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                                        moskey Aug 16, 2008 09:35 AM

                                        I'd have to agree that PriceChopper in Windsor makes a pretty decent bagel, especially for the price. I think they were either $.59 or $.69 the last time I bought them, and for the money, as good as or better than some of the local bagel shops. I got there fairly early in the day, when they were still warm. While they may not be coveted by the die hard traditionalist, the cheddar bagels are mterrific when split and grilled.

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                                        ratbuddy Aug 13, 2008 11:01 AM

                                        My favorite are from Lox Stock and Bagels in Bishop's Corner, West Hartford. Avoid the sandwiches like the plague (they microwave the eggs even) but the bagels are excellent.

                                        When I can't get those, Fancy Bagels in Southington is a close second.

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                                          krisrishere Nov 5, 2008 07:19 AM

                                          Ah Lox Stock and Bagels..my first job. My mom almost punched the manager in the face, but that's another story ;) I found that Goldbergs New York Bagel Deli on New Britain Ave in West Hartford had some decent bagels.

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                                          newhavener07 Aug 12, 2008 07:12 PM

                                          Get serious, we've got no decent bagels. Why bother when the international bagel mecca is a short drive away?

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                                            a_w_taylor Aug 13, 2008 09:13 AM

                                            Bagel King in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike makes me happy on a Sunday! Love them small, chewy gems!

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                                              kspalter Nov 5, 2008 05:41 AM

                                              I second Bagel King! I'm from Long Island and have been on a mission for a decent bagel here in CT. Don't like Bagelicious in Cheshire - they're like rolls. When I need to, I get H & H bagels and bialys from Everybody's in Cheshire, but Bagel King is closest to NY Bagels I've had since I moved here.

                                          2. jfood Aug 12, 2008 06:21 PM

                                            sorry bro, but in ffd county one cannot call any bagel "best." Passable and hopefully edible is as fair a comment jfood can make unfortunately.

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