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Good Bagels in White Plains

wincountrygirl Nov 11, 2009 08:14 AM

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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    BlueSoup Nov 11, 2009 08:30 AM

    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
      laylag Nov 11, 2009 12:32 PM

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

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        wincountrygirl Nov 11, 2009 01:01 PM

        glad you said that, laylag. My thoughts exactly.

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      gymcoach Nov 11, 2009 09:34 AM

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

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      1. re: gymcoach
        Dim Sum Diva Nov 11, 2009 09:46 AM

        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
          wincountrygirl Nov 11, 2009 10:16 AM

          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
            Dim Sum Diva Nov 12, 2009 08:06 AM

            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
              wincountrygirl Nov 12, 2009 08:17 AM

              Thank you so much!!

              1. re: Dim Sum Diva
                Maryld Dec 18, 2009 05:45 AM

                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.

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          CTburgerlover Nov 11, 2009 10:20 AM

          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
            wincountrygirl Nov 11, 2009 10:31 AM

            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
              anonymouse1935 Nov 11, 2009 11:36 AM

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

            2. re: CTburgerlover
              louuuuu Nov 11, 2009 01:17 PM

              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
                wincountrygirl Nov 12, 2009 02:42 AM

                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
                  anonymouse1935 Nov 12, 2009 02:46 AM

                  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
                    surman Nov 12, 2009 06:45 AM

                    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: surman
                      anonymouse1935 Nov 12, 2009 07:08 AM

                      I have and there aren't.

                    2. re: anonymouse1935
                      ronhall51 Dec 18, 2009 08:02 AM

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

                      1. re: ronhall51
                        wincountrygirl Dec 18, 2009 10:56 AM

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

                  2. re: louuuuu
                    addictedtolunch Dec 17, 2009 05:49 PM

                    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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