Ok, I have made it known before that I feel Scarsdale Bagels is the best around, but sometimes I'm in other areas. Here's my test. I like toasted bagels, but a good bagel tastes good when not toasted. I had these untoasted (each time in a rush)
Scarsdale Bagel (or Garth Road Bagels as I used to call it) - everything bagel with nothing on it, just hot out of the oven. HEAVEN!
Maple Street Deli - sesame with cream cheese. Decent bagel, but not great, but near work, so I go there a lot.
Choice Bagel in Eastchester - sesame with lox spread. Very bland almost undercooked. Kind of nasty. Another note - they have some of the worst coffee I've ever drank.
Bagel Power - this has transformed me. I never knew the little doughy item I love so much could be so horrible. I don't know how they do it, but I've chewed wood that had more flavor and was easier to eat. the bagel is tiny and it is absolutely impossible to chew. I drove from the parking lot to my destination which took me almost 5 minutes and I seriously was halfway done. I could barely chew this thing. Hands down the worst bagel I've ever had