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where is the Best Bagels and if great nova/lox (scottish)

nbermas Nov 20, 2008 05:29 PM

too would be fantastic. Also I love baked salmon and homemade cream cheese. Anything In Stamford , Darien, Norwalk ?

  1. almansa Nov 20, 2008 06:07 PM

    Haven't been to your neck of the woods in a while, but I think the best Scottish lox comes from Spence in Plymouth, MA, and is available at Whole Foods in many areas.

    1. jfood Nov 21, 2008 04:49 AM

      forget it nb.

      Bagels - There are NO decent bagels in this area.

      Fish - For smoke fish you need to travel a little. Go up Long Ridge and make a left at the end and follow into Mt. Kisco Left at the Hospital and look for Lexington Avenu and make a right to Mt Kisco Smoke House.

      Jfood was in Rye Ridge last week and the sable was >$50/lb. and the sturgeon was higher.


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      1. re: jfood
        CTburgerlover Dec 9, 2008 03:33 PM

        WRONG! Though you have to head South, young man.

        Hand Rolled Bagels
        17 Purdy Ave.
        Rye, NY 10580

        H&R Bialy
        41 Quaker Ridge Rd.
        New Rochelle, NY 10804

        1. re: CTburgerlover
          nbermas Dec 9, 2008 04:59 PM

          CT burgerlover:
          Tell me please about Hand Rolled Bagels, what do you eat there? I love baked salmon also have you tried that? How are there bagels in comparison to H & H?
          H&R Bialy : How long have they been there? Same question about this place. Thanks

          1. re: nbermas
            CTburgerlover Dec 10, 2008 04:59 PM

            Hi there,

            I eat bagels there. Usually with cream cheese. They have good, fresh veggie cream cheese among others (scallion, walnut, olive, lox). I like their everything bagels. Nice, crispy, misshapen exterior. Soft interior. Great as they are, no need to toast, though if you do (like my wife) they hold up quite well.

            I've also had their whitefish salad and it is very good.

            Not sure how long H&R has been there. They are similar to Hand-Rolled: crispy
            exterior, just a bit more dense, which is actually the way bagels SHOULD be. It's very popular amongst locals.

          2. re: CTburgerlover
            jfood Dec 9, 2008 06:39 PM

            when jfood saw the all caps, he shuddered who would do such a thing. then he saw your handle and relaxed, whew.

            but to be fair the question was stamford, darien or norwalk. and as you so clearly point out, you have to cross over the border for bagels.

            1. re: jfood
              nbermas Dec 9, 2008 07:02 PM

              I grew up with every week with my family growing up with bagels and nova, whitefish and baked salmon and I never quite find the same quality but will try the Rye one this week, Thanks

              1. re: jfood
                CTburgerlover Dec 10, 2008 05:02 PM

                Hi there,

                I figured, it's about 15 mins between Stam and Norwalk, and only 10 mins from Stam to Rye, why not expand the radius a bit to help the Op find what he/she is looking for?

                1. re: CTburgerlover
                  jfood Dec 10, 2008 05:41 PM

                  jfood did the fish, you did the bagels. match made in heaven

          3. nbermas Nov 21, 2008 05:22 AM

            Rye Ridge Deli is not like it used to be in quality. I have been going my entire life and I love baked salmon and it sin't as moist as it used to be. I will try this place in Mt Kisco because a few people agree with you but what are there prices like? What do you get there? Do they have good bagels?

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            1. re: nbermas
              jfood Nov 21, 2008 06:27 AM

              His favorites are the novey and sable and his absolute favorite is the pickled herring in cream sauce.

              Prices - Novey = 34; sable = 32; baked salmon = 28; creamed herring ~13

              He muddles through with bagels from Vista on route 123 in the same strip mall as greenwich produce. but growing up with great NJ bagels, it's hard to eat them up here.

              Give them a call and they will fax you a price list.

              1. re: jfood
                martyl9 Nov 22, 2008 10:48 AM

                Ever try the nova at Hartsdale Cheeze Shop by the trains station.

                1. re: martyl9
                  jfood Nov 22, 2008 11:14 AM

                  never been to hartsdale

            2. yngvai Nov 22, 2008 11:28 AM

              They're no H&H, but Liz Sue makes very good bagels. High Ridge side of Bulls Head in Stamford.

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