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Nov 11, 2009 08:14 AM

Good Bagels in White Plains

HI CH ers - I know there was a post about the best bagels in the tri-state area, but I am looking for a decent bagel in White Plains. As I work in White Plains, it would need to be in White Plains, not the surrounding area. Here are my criteria - bad bagel - Au Bon Pain huge and doughy. Good bagel - H&H or Tal in NYC. Any ideas?

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  1. Mt. Kisco Kosher Deli on E.Post Road? I've never gotten bagels there, only deli sandwiches, but i would imagine....

    Kisco Kosher Deli & Restaurant
    230 E Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601

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    1. re: BlueSoup

      FYI, Jewish delis are not bagel bakeries and kosher delis barely even serve them as there is no dairy in the restaurant.

      1. re: laylag

        glad you said that, laylag. My thoughts exactly.

    2. I have always been happy with What a Bagel on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.

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      1. re: gymcoach

        I personally cannot stand the service or bagels from What a Bagel.

        If it has to be within WP boundaries, I suggest Beyond the Bagel, 187 Main St., across from the Galleria (near Peniche & Vintage).

        1. re: Dim Sum Diva

          I am curious what you don't like about the bagels from What a Bagel and what is good about the one you like, since I have not been to either. Unfortunately, it really does need to be in WP - just want a decent bagel for breakfast!

          1. re: wincountrygirl

            I thought the What a Bagel bagels were nothing special, lacking flavor and texture, and the consistently rude service is a total put-off.

            I have not been to Beyond the Bagel in about a year, but I remember having them, frequently and remarking that this is what a bagel should be like. It was chewy, flavorful and not just a slab of dough in a bagel shape. Of all the bagel places on Mamaroneck Ave. or in that general area, this is the one I like best.

              1. re: Dim Sum Diva

                Beyond The Bagel bagels are good and the staff is quite friendly, plus Starbucks is right across the street if you need a latte to go with that bagel.

                Outside of White Plains, I really like Scarsdale Bagels on Garth Rd.

        2. 10 minutes from White Plains is Bagel Power in Scarsdale.

          15 minutes from White Plains is H&R Bialy (Quaker Ridge) in New Rochelle.

          Both are fantastic, worth the side trip.

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          1. re: CTburgerlover

            That's great, but I am looking for a place in White Plains. If I want a bagel for breakfast, I really don't want to drive to Scarsdale or New Rochelle - side trips are not an option for breakfast on a work day!!!

            1. re: wincountrygirl

              Unless you can drive to Hartsdale to get the best -- Bagels and More -- there are no other good bagels in Westchester.

            2. re: CTburgerlover

              Quaker Ridge definitely worth the milage and time. They also have amazing smoked fish and know how to cut their nova thin. Sunday morning lines long tho. Bagels are taste and texture closer to Tal (the one on First Ave).. Not as sweet as H&H.

              1. re: louuuuu

                I can try that on a weekend - but from Goldens Bridge I may as well go to the city as Scarsdale. I repeat that I am looking for a good bagel in WHITE PLAINs to have for breakfast BEFORE WORK. Thanks!!

                1. re: wincountrygirl

                  Yes, understood, but there aren't any good places in White Plains for a bagel.

                  Bagels and More in Hartsdale is much better than Quaker Ridge, and those are the only options in Westchester.

                  1. re: anonymouse1935

                    I agree that Bagels & More in Hartsdale is terrific, but I have to say it's simply ridiculous to assert there are "no other good bagels in Westchester." I'm sure you haven't tried every bagel shop in 450 square miles.
                    For example, I highly recommend Sammy's Bagels, 1461 Weaver St., Scarsdale.
                    Other good places in lower/central Westchester include Hastings Own Bagel‎, 8 Main St, Hastings on Hudson and High Ridge Bagel Factory, 1805 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, to name just a couple.

                    1. re: anonymouse1935

                      oh please bagels and more?? are those even bagels their awful!!!

                      1. re: ronhall51

                        See - everyone has a different idea of what a good bagel is - same with pizza.

                  2. re: louuuuu

                    The Quaker Ridge bagels are comparable to the best in NYC (way superior to H & H IMHO and a much better platform for a sandwich), and their fish is pretty good too (though loses to Zabar's or Barney Greengrass by a nose).

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