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Bagel Survey

Jim Leff | Jan 13, 2003 02:27 PM

Everyone, here's some bagel-hunting raw materials I included ina recent issue of my "Chow Alert" newsletter (which is essential hound reading material...see link below for more info). If anyone has comments, or is inspired to do the Chowhoundish thing and go forth and try, it would serve all hounddom!



Latest bagel discovery: Eli's Hot Bagels (Strathmore Shopping Center, 1055 Highway 34, Aberdeen, NJ; 732-566-4523), way down on the Jersey shore, are the equal of the best (for whatever that's worth these days) in NYC; small, dense, dark, and blistery/crunchy-skinned

That standard, to my taste, is currently set by the bagels at Kossar's (367 Grand, Manhattan, NY; 212-473-4810). I don't think they're made by Kossar's, and for my last two visits the quality's been a bit off.

The following is a list of every bagel shop I've been tipped to (or have discovered myself and jotted down) in the Tristate area over the past few years. Most are untried, some may be closed or lousy. This is raw primary chowhound source material so...caveat eater!


??? (181st between Broadway and Ft Washington)

Lennie's Bagels (2601 Broadway, Manhattan, NY; 212-222-0410)

Marche Madison (931 Madison Ave @72, Manhattan, NY; 212-794-3360)

Marche Madison (450 Park Ave @56, Manhattan, NY; 212-308-5558)

Tony's Bagels (310 E 23rd St, between 1 and 2, Manhattan, NY; 212-533-7577)

David Bagels (228 First Ave just south of 14th, Manhattan, NY; 212-533-8766)

Bagelry's better than average, though used to be better:

Bagelry (200 W 14th St, Manhattan, NY; 212-352-2604)
Bagelry (502 Hudson St, Manhattan, NY; 212-367-8809)
Bagelry (425 3rd Ave, Manhattan, NY; 212-679-9845)
Bagelry (1228 Lexington Ave, Manhattan, NY; 212-717-2080)
Bagelry (1324 Lexington Ave, Manhattan, NY; 212-996-0567)
Bagelry (1380 Madison Ave, Manhattan, NY; 212-423-9590)


Coney Island Bialies (2359 Coney Island Ave, just north of Ave U, Brooklyn, NY; 718-339-9281)

The Bagel Hole (400 Seventh Ave, bet. 12th and 13th St; Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY; 718-788-4014)

Metro Bagels 286 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY; 718-449-8906)

A and M bagels (6309 Ave N, near Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, NY; 718-763-3218)

Bagel Stop & Deli (1424 Sheepshead Bay Rd Brooklyn, NY; 718-648-7348)


Bagel House (34-16 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, NY; 718-545-1993)

Bagel House Cafe (Northern and 90, Jackson Heights, Queens, NY; 718-507-5579)

??? (Union St between 26 Ave and Bayside Ave, Bayside, Queens, NY)

Bagel Oasis (183-12 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY; 718-59-9245)

??? (east side of Main Street between LIE and Jewel, corner of Melbourne Ave across from Mt. Hebron cemetery)

Bagel king (116-26 Metropolitan Ave Kew Gardens, Queens; 718-847-3623)

Bagelette (9742 63rd Rd, rego Park, Queens, NY; 718-459-0204)

P And C Bagels (7905 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Queens; 718-326-8510)


Bagel Boss (432 S Oyster Bay Rd, Hicksville, NY; 516-681-1856)

Bagel City (3451 Merrick Road just passed the Meadowbrook parkway, Wantagh, Long Island, NY; 516-783-0808)

Bagel Boss Of Jericho (10 Jericho Tpke, Jericho, Long Island, NY; 516-334-0300)

NNJ Valley Bagels (155 Rockaway Blvd, near Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream, Long Island, NY; 516-823-1647)

Bagelicious (1864 Front St, East Meadow, NY; 516-794-0552)

Dan's Bagels (1975 Front St, East Meadow, NY; 516-794-5055)


Hot Bagels (6-07 Saddle River Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ; 201-796-9625)

Parsippany bagels (294 US Highway 46, Parsippany, NJ; 973-575-4380)

Hey Daddy (949 Rte. 36, Leonardo, NJ; 732-872-7170)

Bagels On Bartow (2033 Bartow Ave Bronx, NY; 718-671-5696)

Sammy's Bagels (1461 Weaver St, Scarsdale, NY; 914-472-0500)

Scarsdale Bagels (52 Garth Road, Scarsdale, NY; 914-725-0090)

??? (in the Ames Shopping Center, Fishkill, NY)


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