It can seem difficult to find good bagels in the Greater Boston area. Does anyone know of any truly great places for bagels, say, within Route 495? [Go here to post a reply.]
(Posted by hiddenboston)
REPLIES (last updated 5/7/14):
Gunther Tooties in Quincy. Delicous NY Style.
Katz Bagels, Chelsea, MA - the best
Rosenfeld's Newton Centre
Rosenfeld's in Newton Centre. Nice crust, chewy center. They're the best.
Bagel World...if you can't have NYC then Bagel World is all there is!!!
I was surprised and disappointed at how terrible the bagels were in Boston when I moved here 5 years ago. Everyone said to go to kupels. I really don't think they're anything special.
Cafe Fresh in Needham! No question.
Kupels for sure!
A bit north of the city but Perfectos in Andover has my vote.
Weinbergs in Hull are the very best!! Even President Clinton had them when he visited the Vineyard!!
Finagle a bagel by MGH has the best selection and great cream cheese selections
Area Four, Main St. Central Square -Salt and pepper bagel
Kupels uses lousy flour and it makes a big difference...They are too cottony for me!
Kupels in Brookline!!
Katz in Chelsea - Real bagels!
Katz or Kupels
Cafe fresh in needham
Abraham's in Newburyport. The line Saturday mornings is out the door and down the street.
If we're including chains then I'll go for a garlic bagel from Bruegger's any time.
Bagel World in Reading. The best!
Rosenfeld's for sure.
Rosenfeld's in Newton.
Brooklyn Water Bagels in Framingham or Kupels of course!
Rosenfeld's in Newton Center without a doubt.
Bagel World and only Bagel World.
Mike G. wrote:
Chris P. wrote:
Kupel's in brookline
Christopher R. wrote:
Katz's in Chelsea.
Camille K. wrote:
I always like finagle a bagel.
Austin K. wrote:
Rosenfelds in Newton Centre.
Spot! In norwood
Very popular in southern burbs
Bill O. wrote:
Bagelsaurus @ Cutty's in Brookline, only available on Friday and Saturday but they make it count.
Bagel World and Perfecto's in North Andover / Andover
Paul J. wrote:
Katz's in Chelsea
Steve S. wrote:
Katz's in Chelsea has been making real bagels for over 50 years. I've enjoyed them ever since I can remember. Pizza bagels are an added treat!
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