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N.Y. style bagels in Asheville?

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I've got a craving after reading Calvin Trilling: Anybody know where I can get a decent N.Y. style bagel in Asheville, maybe with some Nova and a schmear? (Tell me I'm not dreaming.)

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  1. Buddha Bagels on Merrimon is the closest you will find in Asheville. I thought it was better when it used to be Harry's Bagels, but it is still decent and alot better than that crap Brueggers tries to pass off.

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    1. re: Spreadhead

      Agreed. Though when the new owners took over, I found the incense smell from next door to be a bit annoying. It's not as bad now though.

      1. re: Leepa

        Funny, I thought the same thing.

        1. re: Leepa

          The only incense I want with my bagel is the (faint) scent of onion!

      2. none I've found....wouldn't it be nice tho...?

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        1. re: jbyoga

          Yep. File (along with Vietnamese, Ethiopian, and real Chinese) under "Restaurants Asheville Really Needs Now!"

          1. re: jbyoga

            Neither have we, so sometimes we ship nova, bagels, etc. via Federal Express from Zabar's in NY - it's the best.