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Sep 14, 2011 05:38 PM

Bagels shipped?

I'm trying to find the best possible bagels that can be shipped to me in Southern California for a party. I have not found any between LA and San Diego that I really like -- gotta love that East Coast water :) In the past, I have ordered from H&H which are great, but I find them to be very expensive when the price of delivery is calculated (they are $14.40 per dozen plus next day UPS shipping to the west coast). I'm ordering at least 6 dozen. Can anyone recommend another source? I'm looking for quality comparable to H&H.

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  1. I think Ess-A-Bagel ships. It's slightly cheaper in the shop so maybe it would be cheaper. Try calling.

    1. I just noticed that Mount Royal Bagel in Montreal ships. Has anyone ever had bagels shipped from them? Did they arrive on time and in good condition?

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      1. re: mamaleh

        Montreal (and Toronto) bagels are not made with high gluten flour and taste like white bread.
        In addition shipping charges for Canada to the U.S. are very high.
        Attempting to ship any foodstuff between countries is not practical.

        1. re: craigcep

          Thanks. I will contact them for a shipping estimate.

          1. re: mamaleh

            You will end up with H & H.....
            They are the best, but expensive. But, they are also larger then most others, so 1/2 bagel will be sufficient for most people.

            1. re: irwin

              H&H bagels larger than anyone else's? Are you referring to the formerly-west side H&H? Their bagels were tiny (and overrated IMHO).

        2. I'm surprised that I'm the first one to say this, but they key to a good bagel is freshness. I can't believe any 1+ day old shipped bagel will be better than a fresh bagel bought just before the party at your local store.

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          1. re: avitrek

            I really wish there was a kosher fresh local option. A round trip to LA is about 3 hours, so whatever I buy for a bagel breakfast will be at least a day old. The local alternative is packaged Western Bagels, which are delivered to the supermarkets frozen. Fine for my kids' school lunches, but not great for a party. Even if I bought day old bagels in LA, I have not yet found any that are as good as a reheated 3 day old H&H bagel or Ess A Bagel-- sweet and crusty on the outside, dense on the inside instead of just bread rolls with holes in them. Another option might be shipping from Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels in Palo Alto. Has anyone tried them lately?

              1. re: koshergastronome

                Make 6 dozen myself? Sorry, no time for that many.

                1. re: mamaleh

                  6 dozen? when i made that recipe it made a dozen

                  1. re: koshergastronome

                    I need 6-7 dozen for this party. Making this many myself is not practical.