Looking for excellent bagels not too far from Petaluma (half an hour in any direction is fine, and longer maybe if I can get a friend to pick them up). I am, believe it or not, having a bat mitzvah next month and bagels are on the menu. I'll need a couple dozen mixed and very fresh. Because of allergies, I need ones that are dairy and egg-free (including cross contamination).
I don't want just any bagels though, I want real boiled chewy bagels whose flavor comes from the dough, not weird add-in's. In other words, something your East Coast Jewish mama would approve of. Izzys in Palo Alto is one I like, but too far away. I can't eat gluten very often so driving around to sample, tempting as it sounds, is out.
Thanks in advance for your passionate opinions.