Birmingham - Bagels
Where are the best bagels in town to be found? Crestline Bagel is ok; I've had the lox on everything which just ended up being too much.
Anyone tried this place? I guess the original is in Auburn.
Any other suggestions?
I have not tried Klingler's, and don't even know if they make bagels. Otherwise Crestline is about as good as I've found around here. (Unfortunately the well-regarded bagel place in Cahaba Heights closed just before we moved there.)
Bagels these days are getting so bloated.
My favorite bagels are at the coffee shop in Edgewood. Cool Beans? I think that's the name. They are chewey and not as puffy and bready as some places.
I also like the new place Big Blue for bagels but don't care for the cream cheese they serve. Both times it has tasted off - like it's been sitting out a little too long. But the bagels are pretty good.
I don't care for lox, so I can't speak to that.
I love the bagels at Continental Bakery, though they aren't boiled. I believe they're baked only. To me they're the best in town. We went to Blue Bagel, it was OK. The bagels just weren't anything special. If you're going to put bagel in your name, they need to be the best thing you do and they weren't. The veggie cream cheese was good though.