I went to most all of the suggested best bagel places you all mentioned in the Bagel topics (Jupiter to Boca) and can now report : Yes the Brooklyn Water Bagel place was ok..somewhat tasty and far better than "Bagels &" that serves a fat tasteless thing that was not even palatable,,,just spat it out (plus 80 cents, no credit card accepted, under par staff), nothing special at Whole Foods or Panero's, Much the same with the rest of the bagel/delis.
So it was a great discovery when I entered Bruegger's ! Professional, helpful and patient staff and a bagel that is even better than the once esteemed New York bagel (If you revisited some of the NY places, you will know what I mean). Their recipe is genuine and in Florida. truly unique and each bagel is a work of art: glazed, fully baked, fresh add-ons,pre-boiled, etc. I think they should add the label "artesian" to their products. My 40 year quest is happily over...I just enjoy a delicious bagel in the morning, much like the average paresian and his rich buttered croissant and dark flavorful coffee.
2901 W Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park, FL 33311