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gilbertdoubleg Apr 18, 2013 06:03 PM

Looking for bagels and cream cheese

  1. wienermobile Apr 18, 2013 08:36 PM

    Manhattan Bread & Bagel in Manhattan Beach.

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      gilbertdoubleg Apr 19, 2013 02:45 AM

      I am very familiar with this place. I use to work at TRW/Northrop in Space Park, and my local pubs are within a few blocks of this. I use to get bagels at Noah's in El Segundo and this place on occasion.

      Always enjoyed them, but was just wondering if that's as good as it gets. I use to travel to Long Island, and New Jersey on business and I found many bagel shops I 'remember' as being better. (maybe they really weren't)

      How does M B&B compare to Lox of Bagels, and the Bagel Factory?

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        wienermobile Apr 19, 2013 11:36 AM

        In my opinion they are the best bagels in the area.

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          westsidegal Apr 19, 2013 12:33 PM

          if you are on a bagel quest, although i haven't tried myself, there is a new bagel place opening in westchester called Brooklyn Water Bagel

          8732 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
          (310) 645-2243
          Store Hours: Seven days a Week: 6:00am - 4:00pm
          near LAX

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            kevin Apr 19, 2013 12:57 PM

            That's the Larry King joint I believe.

            If you do go, please report back.

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              westsidegal Apr 19, 2013 01:15 PM

              i actively try to avoid discovering any more good-tasting sources of simple carbs:
              especially sources that are in my neighborhood.

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                sel Apr 19, 2013 08:54 PM

                My crew and I tried the B.H. location. Once.
                My suggestion, don't waste your time!

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              gilbertdoubleg Apr 19, 2013 04:21 PM

              I had a craving that was satisfied by going to the Bagel Factory in Torrance. The bagel were better than supermarket bagels, but nothing special.

              I doubt if I'll get to Westchester, but if I do I'll definitely report.

      2. mstinawu Apr 19, 2013 05:48 PM

        Believe it or not.. Hole in the wall, Vietnamese owned, Dough Boy Donut and Hot Bagels in Torrance has the best bagels in the South Bay! They also make their own wonderfully whipped cream cheese.

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          heinous Apr 19, 2013 08:36 PM

          Love that place! Open 24 hours too. And they make a decent banh mi, which is a great surprise from a donut place. But they're Vietnamese, like you said, so they use legit ingredients. Not the best banh mi in the world, but available 24 hours, and you can get a donut for dessert! :)

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            bythebayov Apr 24, 2013 01:58 PM

            ohh sounds amazing! I'll have to try it!

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