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LA Weekly 10 Best LA Bagels

LA Weekly has posted it's 10 Best Los Angeles Bagels
1. Bagel Factory
2. Red Bread
3. Manhattan Bread and Bagel.
http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2014...
Anything you think was left out?

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    1. wow, do non-national-chain bagels in LA not exist outside of westside/fairfax?

      There's gotta be something else besides Western Bagel.

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      1. re: ns1

        A frustrating list. It's always hard to find a good bagel in LA.

        FWIW, New York Bagel [not mentioned] is a favorite. In the mimi-mall housing SugarFish in Brentwood on San Vicente.

        I wish these places opened earlier so I can buy them in the morning before going to work.

        1. re: SilverlakeGirl

          Awesome white fish salad and they used to make bagel French toast.

          I love this place, though now I prefer brooklyn water bagel more.

              1. re: mc michael

                Yep. Great place to go after a weekend matinee at the Music Center.

          1. I just came back from my hometown of Montreal, and I brought a dozen frozen from St. Viateurs just to remind me how bad our bagels are here.

            But that being said, I still will go to Bagel Factory in Torrance. Their new pretzel bagel (salt) is pretty decent for what it is.

            1. No Larry King?

              Those are seriously the closest I have seen to East Coast bagels.

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              1. re: A5 KOBE

                i like the other brooklyn bagels on beverly blvd better but the marble rye one at king's spot not bad...too bad they don't know how to count up to a dozen, let alone 13...

                1. re: A5 KOBE

                  100% agreed!! I loved their pumpernickel but they don't make them anymore. Now They make a funky version with sesame seeds.

                  The article said they avoided the national chains like Einstein and " (very, very good) Original Brooklyn Water Bagel"

                  1. re: A5 KOBE

                    Not a huge fan of Brooklyn. The closest bagels I've found to my favorite NY bagel (Essa, not H&H) is Bagel Boyz in Santa Clarita. Fluffy boiled bagels with just the right density and chewiness. But goodness gracious I do love the whipped cream cheeses at Bagel Factory.

                  2. Sam's on Larchmont. They have the closest thing to an east coast bagel since I&Joy closed. I wish they were a tad smaller, but they have the right chew and denseness. Bagel Factory is #2.

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                    1. re: LAgirl2

                      I so miss I&Joy. We used to stop at the one in Van Nuys after church every Sunday and take them home. I like the ones from Western and the poppy salt ones from Brooklyn Bagel Bakery. Not crazy about the Bagel Broker's or Goldstein's.

                        1. re: WildSwede

                          The original I & Joy was the La Barbara's of bagels. Reproduced for a few years at the now departed Malibu Bread & Bagel. The best now is Bagel Nosh.

                        2. re: LAgirl2

                          there's one on sunset and fairfax too which is also good...i agree that they are just a bit too big...and the small ones too small....but i'd happy eat a bagel from sams