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Nov 17, 2011 04:20 AM

Worst Bagels in Town would be more appropriate name.[Greensboro,NC]

It's called Best Bagels in Town. I guess if they called it Worst Bagels in Town, nobody would go. But that's what it is. I bought a dozen. We threw out 10 and 2 partially eaten ones. In my lifetime I have truly not found a bagel this dry and tasteless.

How's the rest of the food? I'll never know.

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    1. It really transcends specific location, don't you think? It's an archetypal post.

      1. re: Naco

        Yep, Naco is right. Actually it's located next to Best Barbecue in Town, and right around the corner from Best Fine Dining in Town. All those places suck. DON"T GO THERE!


        1. re: Naco

          Naco, truly.

          OP, find a biscuit. It won't be hard.

          1. re: Sue in Mt P

            Is there any particular reason you always insist on bringing up biscuits any time someone discusses bagels?

            1. re: rockycat

              Maybe it's because the likelihood of getting a decent, much less good, bagel in the South is pretty slim. Getting a good biscuit is a lot easier. Yet people still try. And try.

              1. re: Leepa

                The likelihood of getting a decent , much less good, bagel in NYC is getting slimmer all the time. Any yet people try. No one suggests they look for a slice of toast.

                1. re: rockycat

                  Perhaps they should!


                  I suspect the worst bagel found in NYC is way better than most found in the South.

                  1. re: Leepa

                    That's not true, the ones we are buying in Raleigh have been better then the ones my sister serves us when we visit her in westchester, and I have had very sad ones staying at my Mom's in Queens.

                    1. re: chazzer

                      That's why I said most. There is always an exception that someone can find. Enjoy those bagels!

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        1. I had a New York City bagel once in 1989, hence I know all about the perfect bagel. And the worst bagel by far is located anyplace southeast of the Hudson River.

          I feel this is the proper place to post an obvious statement of fact.

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          1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

            The bagels in and around NYC have gone downhill over the past 25-35 years. They have lost their outer crustiness and are overinflated, squishy dough balls.

            I would rather have a high quality 2-2.5 ounce bagel than a 4 ounce reshaping of wonder bread.

            1. re: boaviagem

              Boaviagem is 80% right, there are still a few places left for good Bagels, (it was down hill once they broke the bagel union. ), I have to say that the bagels I get in Raleigh at New York Bagels on Falls of the Neuse are just as good or in many cases better then what I have had in my last few visits to NY

              Additional Article about the demise of Bagels

              I am sure some of the native southerners can relate to this as more and more of the old line BBQ places are closing and more and more chain style places are opening.

          2. I'm sorry. Worst Bagels in Town is in Greensboro, NC. I think it was on Battleground Rd. And for your information, we went to Manhattan Bagels in Cary the next day and stocked up. Their bagels are terrific. I will be a regular visitor.

            Manhattan Bagel
            8040 Providence Rd Ste 200, Charlotte, NC 28277