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Posted by kodka on 07/02/2012
The only reason I patronize this establishment is for the Bagels and Bialys. The Good: To me, the bagels and bialys are the best in Palm Beach County, at least, compared to the ones I've tried. The taste and consistency are A+. The prices are reasonable, $9.90 for 15. The Disappointing: Service, or as I like to call it, Disservice! More often than not, when I get home after purchasing 2 dozen (30) - I freeze them - I find that I'm short at least one. This last time (7-1-12), when I told the behind-the-counter employee that they shorted me one bagel the last time, I was given a hard time. When I find that I'm short, I usually call the restaurant and am told to mention it when I come in next time. No problem, they tell me. No name necessary. Just come in. Well, that worked fine until yesterday. When the employee questioned me about the one I was short the last time, she had to call another person to confirm what to do. That person said it was okay to give me the bagel I was short the last time, but then continued by saying that it seems this happens to the same people all the time. I asked her if she was accusing me of lying, to which she said, "don't put words in my mouth." Not a nice person, at least, to me. I told her that perhaps I should count the bagels before I leave, to which she said, "our employees count the bagels twice before ringing it up on the register." (To me, was this telling me that I'm lying). I have never seen them do this and if you're buying bagels in the place, check it out and you'll see what I mean. I am now in search of another place to go, but for now, I'll suffer the nastiness of an employee or two at this place. I don't know how the service in the restaurant is - they're always crowded. I would hope that the waiters aren't like the employees I've encountered behind the bagel counter. Not nice!
Posted by Ken on 02/18/2012
Despite the long line, we were seated quickly. Wife ordered waffles. Reply: "We don't have waffles at this location. Not enough room for the waffle maker." I ordered eggs and corned beef hash. Five minutes later, "We're all out of corned beef hash. It will take a while to make some." Instead we ordered French Toast and eggs over easy. 20 minutes later we were served. "French Toast takes a long time", she said. Won't be back.
Posted by Mike on 08/21/2009
Absolutely the best bagels in PB County... AND... The best bialys I've had since I was a very little kid on the Lower East Side
Posted by self-professed bagel expert on 12/30/2008
I grew up in Chicago and now live in a goyisha area in West Central Illinois so I don't get great bagels on a refular basis. Bagels and.. delivers a very true-to-form bagel. I found the prices a but high but I got 4 doz. (bakers doz=15 so I really got 5 doz). The clerk told me to call ahead if I wanted to get 4 doz again. I thought that was strange but whatever! The bagels are hot tot he touch which is what you want and the have the proper sheen and texture on the outside. They freeze and toast very well. This place takes cahs only. No credit or debit cards. In the 21st cenury, this is a bit odd, I think but you can't ignore the fact that they sell great bagels and bialys. I highly recommend this place.
Posted by Bagel Maven on 01/19/2008
I am a native Long Islander and was spoiled by being raised around the best bagel bakeries in the world. When visiting my mom in Palm Beach County I asked one of her friends who has the best bagels in the area. She told me to go Bagels &. Of course I found that the bagels were not the hand rolled doughy delights I grew to love. I am not complaining since I am used to this kind of disappointment while traveling around the country. However I am very disturbed at the price Bagels & charges and their response to my inquiry about the rate. I simply ordered lox spread on a plain bagel to go. When I went to the cashier to pay she said it was five dollars. I said it's lox spread not sliced lox. She replied that it costs five dollars. I responded that the same sandwich costs much less in Boca (a more affluent area). Her response - "So go to Boca." As I was leaving another clerk told me that many people complain about the high prices at Bagels &. I don't mind paying a premium price for a premium product (I do on Long Island), but this bagel and lox spread was far from premium.
Posted by III BP III on 11/17/2007
Best bagels and bialys outside of NYC. Baker is from same bialy bakery on Lower East Side. Go get them while they're hot...... But leave some for us!
Posted by KJH on 07/17/2007
Most of the places here in South Florida serve up a fluffy, round, bread thing. They call it a bagel. Yuk. I know a good bagel when I taste it. I'm not Jewish, but I grew up in an ethnic (Polish) neighborhood in Passaic, NJ. I know a good bagel when I taste it. Remember when you'd have different bakeries to go to for the best breads, pastries, and hard rolls? We had a wholesale bagel bakery in town. I remember I would ride along with my mom when she would drive over late in the evening and buy them as they came out of the ovens. Boynton Bagels makes the best bagels I've been able to find here. They are not quite as crusty as I remember the bagels up north, but very close. Their bialys are as good or better than the ones I would buy from a place on the lower east side of Manhattan every time I drove into the city when I got older. It's worth the wait for a table to get a good breakfast. It's your typical bagel deli atmosphere.