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berkeley/oakland bagels

sundeck sue | | Oct 3, 2011 02:00 PM

so i've asked this before on this board. but wanted to know of any late-breaking, even encouraging news on the subject: where in berkeley or oakland to get bagels these days?

i'll be picking a couple dozen up early this coming saturday morning for my yom kippur break-fast.

(i read that saul's gets in artisanal montreal-style bagels--beauty bagels?--on sat am, but they'll be closed until sundown for the holiday)

a few years back i was getting decent bagels at manhattan bagels on 4th street. last year, my husband could barely slice the ones from manhattan w/ the bread knife, they were so mushy.

our closest bagel store is a noah's--which i haven't tried in a while, but the last time i did, they were similarly bad.

with such good options for challah and rye breads in these parts, you'd think there would be an uptick in availability of good bagels.