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bagels that aren't enormous?

mfp79 Sep 22, 2008 07:42 AM

I'm bring bagels for a work gathering and would love to find a place that has good smaller bagels. I'm tired of the gigantic bagels at most places. If you know of anywhere near Hazlet, Holmdel, Middletown or Tinton Falls that does small bagels I'd appreciate hearing about it!

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    alliekat79 Sep 22, 2008 05:32 PM

    I'm not trying to be snarky, but why don't you get the bagels split & then cut in half? Most places will do that for you when they put a platter together. I think it's going to be hard to find any quality mini-bagels.

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      val ann c Sep 22, 2008 06:29 PM

      I'm not sure how the OP feels, but IMO, the problem with big bagels is that they are puffy and spongy. The bread to crust ratio is all wrong.
      I live in Middletown and I have no idea where to get a decent bagel.

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      aklein Sep 23, 2008 04:04 AM

      probably a little bit of a drive, but the bagel place on Monmouth Rd in Oakhurst are pretty good, but not the old-style crusty, crunchy and thinner... i would only imagine that a trip to the Lower East Side would be the only choice then

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        taboni Sep 23, 2008 04:27 AM

        Bagel Oven Monmouth Street in Red Bank should have what you are looking for.

        1. Eric in NJ Sep 23, 2008 06:40 AM

          I know it's a drive, but Terrace Bagels on Rte 9 in Freehold sells Mini-Bagels

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            njeggy1 Sep 23, 2008 06:42 AM

            Broadway Bagels in Keyport sells mini bagels.

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              cantkick Sep 23, 2008 05:38 PM

              Try Sheepshead Baygels, on rt 35 north, just south of Laurel Avenue. Theirs are pretty good, and they usually have a good assortment of types if you go early enough. Plus many other bagel stores sell mini-bagels (which are really an appropriate size).

              If in Shrewsbury, try Bagel Master. Their regulars are too large (but otherwise very good), but I think they have the small ones, too.

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