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Lox and bagel between Charlton and 57th Avenue along 6th? Seeking ideas

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elpaninaro Nov 9, 2012 07:54 PM

Evening all,

Back in the City next week- usual company/personal housing options in Midtown and Tribeca are currently home to local employees with post-storm commuting issues, so I took a hotel room in SOHO.

I am a huge fan of both Zucker's and Tal on 1st and 53rd. I have explored most other options in the immediate vicinity of both these locations, and these 2 are my favorites hands down.

Grateful for suggestions for similar quality and bagel style running up 6th Avenue from Charlton (Varick cross street that far south) to 57th (and hoping with all the current craziness I can still get a cab to wait while I run in). Not just for me- when I visit it is my tradition to bring lox and bagels into the office for breakfast (and lunch) every day. So I need to make a lot of very smart and good people happy.

Thanks for any thoughts.

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    Chuck Lawrence RE: elpaninaro Nov 9, 2012 09:24 PM

    Murray's Bagels on Sixth Ave btw.12th and 13th Streets.
    Citarella on Sixth Ave and 9th St. will cut smoked salmon to order.

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      dyrewolf RE: Chuck Lawrence Nov 10, 2012 11:17 AM

      Murray's period

    2. nokitchen RE: elpaninaro Nov 10, 2012 11:13 AM

      I agree with Chuck's endorsement of Murray's and I'll add Bagels on the Square on Carmine St. just north of Bleecker (you can see it from 6th Ave).

      I'll also add that rather than trying to get a cab to wait or catching a new cab you might have the bagels delivered to you. Bagels on the Square is on Delivery.com and Murray's is on Seamless.com.

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        elpaninaro RE: elpaninaro Nov 10, 2012 04:53 PM

        Many thanks to you all! This is one of the best chowhound boards. I have 4 mornings in town- so will give all 3 a try- Murray's first based on the unanimous raves. All 3 look a nice early morning walk from the hotel before cabbing it the rest of the way- so I am good! Will be fun to compare these to the many places I have tried on the East side of town.

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          porkpa RE: elpaninaro Nov 11, 2012 01:23 AM

          Actually Murray's is owned and run by the same folks that own Zucker's. You should find their food similar. The onloy difference I've found is that Auckers will toast their bagels whereas Murray's will not.

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            Sneakeater RE: porkpa Nov 13, 2012 10:02 AM

            That's odd. The Murray's in the Financial District will toast their bagels.

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            Blumie RE: elpaninaro Nov 11, 2012 07:16 PM

            I've never done a head to head with Murray's, but I love Corner Cafe, on the southwest corner of 6th Ave. and 24th St.

            1. Motosport RE: elpaninaro Nov 13, 2012 11:00 AM

              FYI: The taxi/subway situation is pretty much back to normal.
              Funny, I am a bagel fanatic but don't have any rec's for the West side.

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                elpaninaro RE: elpaninaro Nov 14, 2012 01:15 PM

                Boy you guys nailed it. I went there this morning- mixed bagels with cream cheese for the office, plus lox/CC/capers on plain for me and a couple of others.

                Up to now, Tal at 1st and 53rd has been the place that got the most raves when I go. Murray's seemed to surpass that today- everyone went crazy for these bagels.

                As for me- loved mine. Very similar to Zucker's I thought- but a slightly chewier and darker crust (slightly enough that it could just be one of those batch to batch day to day variances.) Overall, this place is now tops with me- along with Zucker's and Tal.

                Many thanks agains for the rec- I now have a great go-to place on the West Side where I did not have one before. I will see if I can try Corner and the other places mentioned rest of this week.

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