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Oct 28, 2009 09:59 PM

Where are the good bagels in Tampa?

Now that there is a new bagel place opening on S. MacDill (in the old coffee/ice cream shop across from Mad Dogs), I thought I'd reopen the question of good bagels in Tampa. And I'm talking REAL bagels, not those sweet roll things you find at Panera. Einstein bagels is fine, IMO, but it doesn't send me. What is your go-to bagel place in Tampa? (South Tampa, preferably, for me, but yeah, I'll drive!)

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  1. Ohhh...this is a toughy!!!! The only place I know of w good bagels, and I don't even know if they make them themselves, is a place in Carrollwood Village, I cant even remember the name of it but it's off S. Village Dr. in a little plaza by a dry cleaner. Cinnamon raison w honey butter...mmm....

    1. It's not Tampa, but I really like the bagels from the St. Pete Bagel Company on 4th St. N. Yummy!

      1. In a pinch, look for Ray's NY Bagels in Publix's frozen food section. Not the best bagel I've even eaten, but far from the worst, and better than anything else I've found on the other coast since moving here from the NYC area.

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        1. The only bagels to get in Tampa are from Bagels Plus on Fletcher Ave. at Bruce B. Downs Blvd. There Bagels are excellent!

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          1. re: Bayareafoodiei

            I will second the recommendation for Bagels Plus. When I lived over by USF, their bagels (with egg and cheese) were my guilty pleasure breakfast.

          2. I havent been in a while, but Sunshine Bagels on South Dale Mabry, just sourh of Neptune, were always fresh and good on Saturday mornings.