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insanelomein Mar 21, 2009 08:20 AM

my wife is having a party next weekend. she wants to have BIG bagels and good cream cheese. olive, salmon, etc. anyone have any suggestions within lawrence, lowell, haverhill or the surrounding areas. we checked dunkins, brueggers and top donut. she hopes to find a local place that has an awesome product.

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  1. OverTheHill RE: insanelomein Mar 21, 2009 02:56 PM

    If you have a Whole Foods in the area, they carry Iggy's bagels which are huge. Their own bagels are good, too.

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      no0b RE: OverTheHill Mar 27, 2009 01:54 AM

      I love Whole Foods' bagels. Dunkin is soggy, pieces of crap. Even Tim Hortons is better than Dunkins.Don't bother with Panera Bread either. They suck too.

      Anyway, try searching this board. Bagels are a popular topic.

    2. Infomaniac RE: insanelomein Mar 27, 2009 06:13 AM

      Perfecto's Caffe in N. Andover does decent bagels in a lot of interesting flavors. Not the best, but probably the best in the area you are looking for,

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        sinned61 RE: Infomaniac Mar 27, 2009 06:28 AM

        The best I've ever had can be found at Bagel World in Reading on Main St Rte 28.

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          Infomaniac RE: sinned61 Mar 27, 2009 11:48 AM

          Your right.....Bagel World makes an excellent bagel, but if I'm going to go that far from Haverhill, I usually head to Katz Bagels in Chelsea.

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            sinned61 RE: Infomaniac Mar 29, 2009 06:39 AM

            Where is Katz's??? I think I need to try them!

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              Infomaniac RE: sinned61 Mar 29, 2009 01:06 PM

              http://www.katzbagels.com/index.html

              Park Street between Central and Congress Ave's. Parking can be tough.

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                sinned61 RE: Infomaniac Mar 29, 2009 03:33 PM

                thanks infomaniac.....

                any recommendations as to what bagel is the best? Egg, Onion etc???

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                  dagwood RE: sinned61 Mar 29, 2009 04:33 PM

                  Egg bagels are my favorite, hands down.

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                    Infomaniac RE: sinned61 Mar 30, 2009 03:49 AM

                    I like the garlic, onion, plain, and pizza bagles.

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                      sinned61 RE: Infomaniac Mar 30, 2009 07:58 AM

                      Do they make an EVERYTHING Bagel??? My downfall!

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                        Infomaniac RE: sinned61 Mar 30, 2009 09:40 AM

                        I don't think I've ever seen an everything bagel at Katz....my downfall also.

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                foodperv RE: Infomaniac Mar 29, 2009 09:14 PM

                ditto on katz
                we used to go there in the wee hrs of the morning buy them from his back door fresh cooked too hot to handle

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