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Jan 14, 2014 12:47 PM

New bagel place

About once a month, my husband takes the trip from center city to the northeast for his "lox run." This is to Famous, formerly of Krewstown Road, now on Grant Avenue.

This past week he added a stop. He went up to County Line Road, just off of 2nd Street Pike, to the new Brooklyn Bagel place.
This is no relation to the Brooklyn bagels we have had in Phillly.
The owner is a young man from Brooklyn who says he makes his bagels the real New York way.

We liked these bagels very much. They are large, with a soft inside and a nice crisp crust. We freeze our bagels and toast them as needed, so the outside does get crisp. I thought there was a slight sweetness to the dough, which I enjoyed.

We are hooked on Wegmans' bagels, and make the short trip to NJ for them, but we definitely would buy more of these new Brooklyn ones if we are in the neighborhood.

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  1. Sylvia thanks so much for mentioning this place. I tried it myself a couple of weekends ago. I thought it was good, though a bit on the doughy side.

    Michael Klein had a blurb about them on New Year's eve.

    1. Thanks for the report. I read the Michael Klein piece and have been wondering about it. I hope to get there soon.

      1. Speaking of Stein's Famous- does anyone else think it's dropped in quality and variety since they moved?

        I mean, it's a freshly-rennovated store; why does it look so run-down inside? I went the other day and they were out of seedless rye, out of onion bagels, low on corned beef, and the produce section smelled like a compost pile. I can't say this was ever the case when they were on Krewstown, my family has been going there for at least 20 years.