Finally made it to Bagelsaurus a couple of weekends ago. Best bagel I’ve had in a long time, definitely best in MA and gives good NY bagels a run for their money, if not besting them (in our humble opinions!). We arrived around 8:30 am on a Saturday and even then, the wait was long. But it was worth it for chewy, not-as-big-as-your-head-with-a-nice-crust bagels (everything bagel with cc for me, B had the classic bagel sandwich on everything bagel). B had wished he had just gotten a bagel with cc for his first time, just to focus more on the bagel. It was tough to discern with the other elements, but we also got some to go. As soon as we got our loot home, I sliced and froze them and they still kicked ass all weekend long.
A second very different bagel I had last week was that from Ames Street Deli which I have not seen written up at all (but I’m very out of the food loop these days). They only do everything bagels. I liked it a lot - it was griddled so a bit greasy, but I gobbled it up. Came off warm with the cc melty, chewy and also not too big. I only wished I had some ripe tomato. I got one for a colleague who wasn’t too fond of it. To each her own! I’ll be back again during the week to get my bagel fix.