I have never found another bagel in Westchester to match those from Bagel Works on the East Side of Manhattan on 1st Avenue, from when I brought my late departed saint of a dog to the AMC.
And I’ve tried a lot. Maybe not all, but a lot. I had settled on those from What A Bagel Cafe, which makes an outstanding strawberry cream cheese, because I almost always went there with a Groupon 50% off coupon. The bagels are normally $11. a dozen.
THEN, WABC decided that they would no longer honor Groupon other than - get this - for THREE COUPONS IN A LIFETIME. My lifetime or their lifetime? I never bothered to ask, I just never went back.
So, since hubby eats more bagels than I, and so does the dog for that matter, he settled on the bagels from Neri, which aren’t half bad, and - get this - are $2.50 or maybe $3.00 a dozen. We never know since we also get their rolls (cheap) and their garlic bread (cheap) at the same time.
sigh I wear myself out talking so much.
SO, this a.m. I see an a post on F/B by Food Town in Croton on Hudson which I’ll never get to singing the praises of their fresh bagels from The Bagel Emporium in - get this - Portchester. Now, I’ve never been there, have you?
So, off I go to Google and they are on Irving Ave. in Portchester, their bagels are $11. a pound, and they have a slew of flavored cream chesses. Gotta try it, natch.
I wonder if they cooperate with Groupon and don’t have a lifetime restriction on their use. A lifetime restriction, can you imagine?