I have approached the point in which I am getting sick of eating the same types of bagels that I have buying for the past year or so. I felt that I needed help - not because I am addicted (that is debatable), but because I need recommendations for new venues to buy good bagels.
- One person started her response with: "OMG, someone who feels the same way about bagels as I do!!!"
- Another signed his response: "Cheers from the bagel fans"
- 2 people used the term "The bomb!" to describe their recommendation
- One hungry fellow stated the following after his recommendation: "i think im gonna go get some now because they sound delicious"
- Another responder finished with signing: "Powered by Bagels"
- Another fellow bagel fanatic started her response: "WOW, LOVE THIS BAGEL DISCUSSION!"
- One respndent had excellent use of the word "versatile" in her description of a sesame seed bagel, adding: "getting hungry just thinking about it!" and closed with a friendly reminder: "Remember, they are bagels, you can't really lose!". This person and I are obviously on the same page!
- One even educated me on the "complex chemical mix that is always changing" and how to prevent staleness of bagels.
Another key response was to purchase bagels from a bagel shop, put them in a freezer bag, and freeze them. This will help prevent the staleness, and when I am ready to have one, all I have to do is put it in the toaster, and its almost as good as fresh. One gentleman noted: "We buy them by the dozen and freeze what we cannot force down instantly".
These are obviously my type of people!
I was also provided with numerous places to purchase these morsels of heaven.
- Garden State Bagels in Encinitas (El Camino and Encinitas Blvd)
- http://www.bigapplebagels.com/ (San Diego, Ramona and San Marcos)
- Einstein Bagels was a very popular response, and their bagels can even be purchased at Costco
- Trader Joe's Sprouted Wheat Bagels
- A strong recommendation for Bruegger's since their bagels are made from scratch on site (apparently einstein's uses frozen dough)
- "Top of the Bagel", which is located in Solana Beach and Carlsbad.
- Big City Bagels in Hillcrest - http://www.bigcitybagels.com/ (A phenomenal daily sale: 13 bagels and 2 tubs of cream cheese for $9.95. I think that is really tough to beat!)
There you have it - straight from the most reliable sources in San Diego!
Thank you all for your responses, and your inspiration to blog about bagels!