Best of Broward / Palm Beach

Ten Best Bagels (and Bialys) in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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6. Bagels &

The bagels at this Boynton Beach deli/restaurant are good. So good, you have to pay extra to have them sliced... 'cause they aren't about to stop and do it for you. Can't you see that line is getting longer and longer? The super egg is the way to go here. Of course, no matter what route you choose, the goods are made daily on premises and can be slathered in butter or house-made cream cheese in a variety of flavors. The main attraction? What really demands attention are the bialys, which come plain or accented with onion and poppy seeds. Bagels & is located at 6613 Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach; 561-732-9595.

5. Brooklyn Water Bagels

It might be a chain, but Brooklyn Water Bagels knows that if you're going to specialize in something, you better do it right. Known for its authentic Brooklyn product, the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. has a few tricks up its sleeve: It never deviates from its old-world artisan recipe and even has its own water. This means that the dough is made fresh onsite daily and that each bagel is formed by the restaurant's automatic forming machine and then carefully shaped and placed by the baker. The bagels are then boiled, seeded by hand, and baked fresh in the traditional Brooklyn way. Most impressive is its "Brooklynized" water, a proprietary water treatment system called Brooklyn Water Works that replicates the natural composition of the water found in the Catskill Mountains, which -- in case you hadn't heard -- is the reason most people claim NYC bagels are the best. It's used in each restaurant, ensuring you'll always "taste the difference." Find them in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Hollywood -- and coming soon to Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale. Visit brooklynwaterbagels.com.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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