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Bagels in Birmingham?

G200 Jul 24, 2011 07:51 AM

I'm looking for bagels in Bham. Boiled, chewy bagels. I don't expect to find bagels similar to those I'd find in NY or Boston, but a close approximation will do. Thanks.

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  1. Dax RE: G200 Jul 25, 2011 07:23 AM

    I've only had the bagels at Crestline Bagel and Big Blue Bagel. Neither are particularly great when compared with bagels found in the Northeast. They taste just baked, not boiled. Truly sad.

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    1. re: Dax
      G200 RE: Dax Jul 25, 2011 02:15 PM

      Thanks. I won't even spend the time or gas, then. A bagel isn't really a bagel if not boiled, is it?

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      bovinekid RE: G200 Jul 25, 2011 06:13 PM

      I don't think anyone in town has made real, boiled bagels since the Bagel Factory in Cahaba Heights closed.

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        curej RE: bovinekid Jul 29, 2011 08:47 AM

        A business opportunity.

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          Big Daddy RE: bovinekid Jul 29, 2011 11:23 AM

          Not just closed. But Bagel Factory closed the week before we moved to the neighborhood. We were excited while we were negotiating/closing on the house, only to find the shop closed by the time the moving truck arrived with our stuff.

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            bovinekid RE: Big Daddy Jul 29, 2011 04:37 PM

            Oh, good. You probably remember when it was exactly, then. I was trying to remember the approximate time it closed and couldn't. Bagel Factory was the bagels I grew up on.

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