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Raleigh area - authentic bagels

normanc Dec 23, 2010 05:59 PM

Can anyone who has had a real bagel with a schmear recommend the best real (ie, not with sundried tomatoes & asiago) bagel and accompaniments in Raleigh area?

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    BullCityChow RE: normanc Dec 23, 2010 07:31 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7520... is my query from a few weeks ago. I've discovered that a Southern Season has frozen bagels from NY. They may be the best (but freezing doesn't do them favors...)

    1. Suzy Q RE: normanc Dec 23, 2010 08:15 PM

      NYBD in Cary (shopping center with HT and Wal Mart at Tryon and Kildaire Farm) is my NY-born-and-bred husband's current go-to bagel place. Seems to be pretty popular with most of the NY transplants in the area, but as a Southerner, I can't vouch for it's "authenticity".

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        bbqme RE: normanc Dec 24, 2010 07:31 PM

        Is Chapel Hill considered Raleigh area? If so try Bagels on the Hill on Weaver Dairy Rd.

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          frcochm RE: normanc Dec 25, 2010 05:33 AM

          http://nybagelanddeli.com/ The real thing. Made on the premises. You'll feel like you never left Queens.

          1. panthur RE: normanc Dec 31, 2010 09:36 AM

            There is a new bagel place at the intersection of sawmill and six forks road in north raleigh. I haven't tried it yet. http://www.bigcitybagelsandcafe.com/

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              rockycat RE: panthur Dec 31, 2010 10:57 AM

              I've been a few times. It isn't all that good. Nice owners, but probably not what the OP is hoping for. I still use NY Bagels on Falls at Strickland but the last few times I've bought bagels the insides looked more like Swiss Cheese than anything else. I believe that may be due to overproofing.

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              cramer RE: normanc Jan 1, 2011 06:08 AM

              They claim to be the only place making them from scratch; they also have bialys

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