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Best Bagels in the Boston Area?

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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.]
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REPLIES (last updated 5/7/14):

DA wrote:
Gunther Tooties in Quincy. Delicous NY Style.

Chris wrote:
Katz Bagels, Chelsea, MA - the best

SRC wrote:
Rosenfeld's Newton Centre

FTHurley wrote:
Rosenfeld's in Newton Centre. Nice crust, chewy center. They're the best.

tonyg wrote:
Rosenfield's Newton

kgn wrote:
Bagel World...if you can't have NYC then Bagel World is all there is!!!

brookline wrote:
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.

dp wrote:
Cafe Fresh in Needham! No question.

Larry wrote:
Kupels for sure!

sj wrote:
A bit north of the city but Perfectos in Andover has my vote.

jctandco wrote:
Weinbergs in Hull are the very best!! Even President Clinton had them when he visited the Vineyard!!

WJK wrote:
Finagle a bagel by MGH has the best selection and great cream cheese selections

VJW wrote:
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!

angie wrote:
Kupels in Brookline!!

Barbara wrote:
Katz in Chelsea - Real bagels!

sml wrote:
Katz or Kupels

jb wrote:
Cafe fresh in needham

rz wrote:
Abraham's in Newburyport. The line Saturday mornings is out the door and down the street.

Marcus wrote:
If we're including chains then I'll go for a garlic bagel from Bruegger's any time.

CW wrote:
Bagel World in Reading. The best!

Richie wrote:
Rosenfeld's for sure.

EM wrote:

Dan wrote:
Rosenfeld's in Newton.

CD wrote:
Brooklyn Water Bagels in Framingham or Kupels of course!

TP wrote:
Rosenfeld's in Newton Center without a doubt.

Erin wrote:
Bagel World and only Bagel World.

Mike G. wrote:
Bagel World

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.

J2 wrote:
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.

CD wrote:
Bagel World and Perfecto's in North Andover / Andover

Paul J. wrote:
Katz's in Chelsea

Steve S. wrote:
Bagel world

SKY 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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