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Aug 12, 2008 06:18 PM

Best Bagels in Ct?

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

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  1. 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.

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

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      1. re: newhavener07

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

        1. re: a_w_taylor

          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. 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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        1. re: ratbuddy

          Ah Lox Stock and 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.

        2. 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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          1. re: beartunes

            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.

          2. 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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            1. re: coldduck

              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!!

              1. re: coldduck

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

                1. re: ctfoodguy

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

         (link to Google Maps)

                  1. re: ctfoodguy

                    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.