berkeley bagel tsouris (yiddish for plaint)
Went to get bagels for our break-fast. In years past, Manhattan Bagels on 4th St. in Berkeley had been the best of the lot. This year, they were beyond bad--so squishy you could barely slice them w/ a good bread knife. Please tell me where to get REAL bagels in the East Bay these days!
I got a bagel at Berkeley Bagels (former Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy) the other week. Despite the sign on the door that they boil them the old-fashioned way, they were undercooked and doughy.
1281 Gilman St, Albany, CA
I just read the link above (thanks)--but it gives up on bagels after about two post and directs me to a roll at one of the fabulous non-bagel bakeries in berkeley (all of which are, indeed, fabulous)--trouble is, a brilliant morning bun doesn't alleviate my mourning (re the lack of a good bagel).
I never had an "East coast" bagel so I cannot give a true comparison but I used to like the bagels from Brother's Bagels - years ago - I think they have changed owners a few times and are now called Berkeley Bagels. Right now my favorite bagels are Levy's - unfortunately they are out in San Ramon, since I work out that way I will stop by when ever I am not van pooling - located in the shopping center on Crow Canyon and San Ramon Valley Blvd. - near Safeways
Levys Bagels & Company
2435 San Ramon Valley Blvd # 7, San Ramon