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Help me find some family owned bagel shops?

MonaC Jun 16, 2010 05:34 PM

I am in need of some help... There was a very old post from 2007 about finding bagels and nothing new since then. Do you know of a great family owned bagel shop in the area that you love? A place that is open in the AM and serves fresh bagels? Thanks for any help!

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    runCP3 RE: MonaC Jun 16, 2010 08:43 PM

    Stein's Market and Deli


    Stein's Market & Deli
    2207 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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      midcity RE: runCP3 Jun 16, 2010 08:48 PM

      +1 on Stein's. I believe they get their bagels from NYC but bake them there. Great breakfast sandwiches.

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        CharlieH RE: midcity Jun 17, 2010 08:41 AM

        Pretty sure they make them from scratch.

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          uptownlibrarian RE: CharlieH Jun 17, 2010 09:32 AM

          Nope, they're H&H. Good, but not from scratch.

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      CharlieH RE: MonaC Jun 17, 2010 08:41 AM

      Laurel Street Bakery, very chewy.

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        TulaneJeff RE: MonaC Jun 17, 2010 10:12 AM

        Creole Bagelry in Slidell. It's worth the drive! Great homemade bagels and flavored cream cheeses, plus they have breakfast sandwiches and deli style sandwiches at lunch.

        Surrey's La Playa (and the original Surrey's on Magazine) has great homemade bagels too.

        Creole Bagelry
        1337 Gause Blvd Ste 102, Slidell, LA 70458

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          srr RE: TulaneJeff Jan 15, 2011 11:55 AM

          We got some bagels at Creole Bagelry over the holidays and they were great! Thanks for the recommendation. Their artichoke cream cheese is heavenly too.

          Creole Bagelry
          1337 Gause Blvd Ste 102, Slidell, LA 70458

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          NYNO RE: MonaC Jun 20, 2010 10:10 AM

          Since moving here from nyc, I have yet to find a decent pizza or an adequate bagel!


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            landmark RE: NYNO Jun 20, 2010 11:06 AM

            Good bagels are hard to find in New Orleans. For good NY style pizza, try Lazaro's in Mid-City. It's somewhat grubby and the service can be spotty (delivery can be slow, and even when you pick up, your order often might not be ready when they said it would be), but it's tasty pizza. It's attached to the Banks St. Bar.

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              NYNO RE: landmark Jun 22, 2010 05:51 PM

              I will definitely check them out. Thanks for the suggestion.

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              midcity RE: NYNO Jun 21, 2010 09:37 AM

              And even Stein's doesn't have an Italian hoagie authentic enough for me. I don't think it's fair to hold the pizzerias and bagelries here to New York standards, just as I don't think it would be fair to hold a place in New York to the same standards I have here for red beans. You might just have to lower your standards a little. :)

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                roro1831 RE: midcity Jun 21, 2010 09:51 AM

                Exactly, cause I could go on and on about how I can't find a roast beef poboy up here, or properly boiled crawfish or decent red beans, or a muff or a snowball.. or.... or....... etc, etc.
                And I must say that I am not that impressed with the pizza up here (now that may be as I didn't really eat it growing up like most from NY/NJ), but I do love a bagel now.

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                  NYNO RE: roro1831 Jun 22, 2010 06:00 PM

                  If you're in NY take the Q to ave J stop and check out DiFaras.

                  You wont be disappointed.

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                  NYNO RE: midcity Jun 22, 2010 05:57 PM

                  Absolutely. My standards were re-calibrated long before I even moved ;)

                  Interestingly, people just dont get it when I tell them I can get better pho here than I can anywhere in NYC. If the Vietnamese population were large enough in NY, there would be more than one place with adequate broth.

                  The same principle applies.

                  I ate a lot of pizza and bagels (and pastrami, and corned beef!) growing up and miss them more than I thought I would.

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                    midcity RE: NYNO Jun 22, 2010 08:33 PM

                    I miss hoagies. Stein's would be all right if they got hoagie peppers, I think. I brought some sandwich oil and peppers back from home with me a few months ago but haven't tried them on a storebought sandwich yet.

                    It's funny how people in NY can't believe that there is better food to be had in other places, depending on the cuisine.

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                  JazzyB RE: NYNO Jun 23, 2010 11:04 AM

                  NYNO, I agree. Just got back from the Jersey shore. Belly lox and fresh, hot bagels for breakfaexcellent st and more pizza than I can remember eating in a long, long time (spent my youth in Jersey).

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                    jasper100 RE: NYNO Jan 14, 2011 10:54 PM

                    Sugerman's Bagels! It just opened and certainly fills a necessary niche. Really authentic homemade NY bagels right here in New Orleans! Who would've thought. It's not a shop, though. You have to order a dozen bagels in advance to pick up in the bywater or can buy individually at Hollygrove market. Highly recommended!

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                    kibbles RE: MonaC Jun 24, 2010 09:25 AM

                    Nola Cake Cafe in the Marigny makes bagels in the mornings. my gf seems to enjoy them..

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                      paz5559 RE: kibbles Jul 3, 2010 09:10 PM

                      I have tried Laurel St. & Cake Cafe. both tasete like bread in the shape of a bagel, not a real bagel.

                      Martins and Stein's both sell H&H bagels.

                      Tower in Metairie is pretty good pizza. If you happen to be looking on a Sunday night, Pizza Delicious is by far the closest thing to real NY pizza to be found in NOLA

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                        kibbles RE: paz5559 Jul 4, 2010 07:00 AM

                        +1 on pizza delicious. they are slow and somewhat disorganized, but it is the best pizza in the city bar none. wish hey take it full time.

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                          NYNO RE: kibbles Jul 7, 2010 11:22 AM

                          My wife and I are moving to The Bywater in August and now I'm looking forward to trying PD!

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                      FromAppleToEasy RE: MonaC Jan 30, 2011 12:47 PM

                      If you want authentic NYC bagels that aren't imported from H&H (which never were my favorites, anyway) you're going to want to order directly from Sugerman's Bagels. She works out of the Delicious kitchen and makes perfect crunchy/dense/chewy, fit-in-your-hand bagels. Order a dozen and freeze 'em for later. You won't regret it.

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                        JazzyB RE: FromAppleToEasy Feb 3, 2011 03:42 AM

                        Thanks. H&H not my fav. either.

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                          rabeezbabee RE: FromAppleToEasy Feb 9, 2011 02:34 PM

                          Does Sugarman's still operate out of Karma Kitchen? How can I get in touch with him/her?

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                            paz5559 RE: rabeezbabee Feb 9, 2011 07:35 PM


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                          kelichman RE: MonaC Feb 2, 2011 05:05 PM

                          Tartine has awesome bagels and the chef/owner makes them fresh every morning. They are definetly the best in town!


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                            sanglier RE: kelichman Feb 2, 2011 06:33 PM

                            OK, we need to stop letting the word get out on Cara's bagels! They're getting more and more scarce. Ssshhh!!!

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