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Thursday, March 17, 2011



A good percentage of us Century Villagers were New Yorkers who love bagels and while we eat them here, we miss the magic that made them bagels in New York. Well, there's a company that found the secret: it's in the water! They have an office — er, restaurant in Delray Beach, and they've taken it all the way to Beverly Hills, where they signed former talker Larry King as a spokesman.


  1. If you want a good bagel, there is

    ◦Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    4403 Northlake Blvd.
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    Phone: (561) 296-9166
    Hours: Open daily 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  2. Sorry, but nothing beats Montreal bagels. Fairmont or St-Viater the best!!!!!

  3. Booker: The "Secret" was
    known as far back as the
    early 70's..One of my late
    brothers' lost a bundle,
    inmporting water from North
    Carolina, when he & some
    other Montrealers attempted
    to produce the one & only
    Montreal bagel...which was
    attempted again, 20 yrs. later, in Boca, by another group, who met the same fate...There is NOTHING
    that can compare...Long Island has the "Bagel Boss"
    shops,founded by my late
    husband's boyhood friend,
    now owned by his sons &
    franchised and they do produce a great product....
    along with their bialys
    & cochen..but a far cry
    from "Fairmount" bagels..
    which are smaller,not doughy
    dipped in honey water, then
    brick oven baked...I'm drooling.....oh by the way
    there is the Strathmore bakery in Lk Worth, that too
    originated on Long Island....

  4. I used to live in Palm Beach Gardens, and we would go to the Brooklyn Bagel shop, and their bagels were good. My friend would pick up bagels, though, at Manhattan Bagel, also in PBG (on Alt. A1A), and claimed their bagels were better. I've tried both and couldn't tell you. I am not a bagel expert, so appreciate all the suggestions made, including yours, Bettie L., of the Strathmore Bakery in Lake Worth. Where is that place?

    I do know where the best pizza is made. That is at Town Spa Pizza in Stoughton, MA. They make only one size (medium) but many kinds. Personally I like their linguica with double cheese. That's not much help for us living here, though......

  5. There is nothing like Brooklyn bagels. Ask Larry King: He too claims that New York has the best water, and that is why the bagels are tasty. The place he's endorsing claimed they found a way to duplicate New York water to make the perfect bagel. I have not had the opportunity to have one yet.

  6. No one has mentioned Starz Bakery right down the road. They may not compare to NYC bagels but I think they come pretty close.


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