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May 4, 2009 03:32 PM

Best Brooklyn Flagel

I used to get my flagels from Best Bagels in Great Neck, now I live in Brooklyn. They have just the right amount of dough inside and were perfectly crisp on the outside. My favorite toppings are sesame and sunflower. I've tried the Fairway flagels but they are too crisp for my liking, with amost no dough inside and no sunflower. Anyone have any suggestions on where to go? Also, does anyone in Brooklyn make a sunflower bagel?

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  1. Not living in Brooklyn anymore, I am not sure where to find your Flagels but you must try the bialies and bialy rolls at Bell Bialy in Canarsie. They make a great bagel also and may make your flagels, not sure. I never get past the bialy rolls..Yum !

    1. Terrace Bagels in Windsor Terrace makes a very good flagel. Not sure though, if the topping includes sunflowers.

      1. Qu'est ce qu'un Flagel?

        Peut etre un PLETZL?

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        1. re: MoxieBoy

          You learn something new every day. I had never heard of either. Two different things it seems:

          1. re: boccalupo

            Judging from the photo a pletzl is what we used to call an "onion board."

            1. re: Barry Strugatz

              yup, that looks like and onion board to me to. I never even heard of a flagel.
              I'll have to check out D'Netto's. I usually stop off at Cropsey Bagels, never noticed or even thought to look, will now.

        2. My wife loves her Flagels as well. There is a bagel shop in Dyker called D'Netto's on 13th Ave and 84th St that has them. No sunflower seeds, but the have a few different types.

          1. i know this is irrelevant, but, ever had the flats at Hot Bialys in Kew Gardens Queens? Mad good; never seen them anywhere else ever, but, it makes sense.

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            1. re: bigjeff

              1964 was my year. Living in Midwood (before diFara got famous)...going to the World's Fair, The Beatles, getting my Iron Man and Metal Men comic books at the Ave J and Ave M Brighton Line train stations, and especially, getting Pletzls at the Bialy store on Coney Island Avenue north of Avenue U.

              Ah machiyah! Why does the world have to change?

              1. re: MoxieBoy

                the bialy store on Coney Island Ave...wowww. We lived in Trump Village and that was THE bialy place to go to. When I got older I'd drive out to Bell Bialy when they were on Flatlands? and 80 or 81st St. Now I want to drive to foster and 103rd just for a Bell Bialy, the best. Mrs. Stahls knishes on brighton beach ave...sigh. I agree MoxieBoy, why must things change?