Are there any good bagels available in Raleigh? I've been tolerating Bruegger's for a while but this morning's bagels hit rock bottom. Many of their local franchises do not fully bake their bagels. They are a very pale tan rather than fully brown, ghost bagels as we call them. Today's bagels were properly colored but had the texture of soft sandwich rolls. No crust, no body to them.
A few of the independent shops weren't too bad, but for various reasons were not able to stay in business. Has anyone found a good bagel in Raleigh? Please don't suggest frozen H&H bagels. Once a bagel has been frozen much of it's previous quality is gone. Thanks for the help.