Best bagel in Seattle?
Got in a conversation with a friend over this, so thought I'd get recommendations here - what are people's votes for best bagel in town?
On a related note, as I like having this on a bagel, any one know a good place for whitefish salad spread? Noah's (who's bagels aren't great), used to have a great whitefish salad on a bagel sandwich, but they stopped carrying it last year.
The only one I consider edible is at Bagel Oasis.
The nearest alternative beside that would be a Montreal-style bagel across the border in Vancouver.
Make the most of the currently affordable gas prices and take a road trip to one of the following destinations:
Head north to Bellingham and go to the Bagelry on Railroad Ave. (Then check out Mallard Ice Cream next door for dessert).
Head south to Portland and hit up Kenny and Zukes, where they make a nice whitefish salad (along with chopped liver, chicken salad, egg salad, etc.) to spread on their delicious house baked bagels and bialys.
Sadly, Seattle no longer has a decent bagel bakery, IMO.
I, too, am an ex-New Yorker, and I agree 100 percent with your take on Bagel Oasis. The bagels there are pretty darn good--not as good as the best I've had in New York, but certainly good enough.
The service at Bagel Oasis is absolutely deplorable. It's almost as if they're trying to be slow and uncaring. Whoever owns that place ought to find a new batch of high school kids to work there.