Wednesday, October 23, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Bagel Shop
So whether you prefer plain or poppy, we know just where to go when fast food just won't do. It's the best of South Florida - heavy on the cream cheese.
(WSVN) Now, here's something to nosh on.
Whether its for breakfast, lunch, or snack, the dough makes the difference.
And according to South Florida, there's nothing better than a baked bagel, served soft and hot right out of the oven.
"I always just get cinnamon raisin."
"I like it plain."
"I'm crazy over the onion bagel myself."
And you'll be crazy over our third choice - Strathmore Bagels and Deli in Plantation.
"It just has a certain flavor I like."
That's because you can get your bagel any way you like it.
"If you ask for a warm bagel it's warm if you ask for a toasted bagel, it's toasted, I never have to bring it back."
"I think it's customer service we try to do whatever the customer wants the type of bagels he wants, whatever we need to do for the customers."
But if you're looking for a bakers dozen at a bargain, try the number two choice... Bagel Bar East in North Miami...
"I'm an old long time faithful customer and I'm almost as long."
Not only faithful customers but frequent customers.
"I'm here just about every day."
"I come here 4, 5 times a week."
And talk about wake and bake.
You too will keep returning for food that's made fresh... never frozen.
"We hand roll it fresh every monring, goes into the oven and comes out fresh."
But it doesn't take a genius to guess the number one choice of bagels in all of South Florida - Einsteins on South Beach.
"We wake up sometimes just want to be lazy, get a good bagel, they have good bagels here."
But don't accuse the staff of being lazy.
The folks here have done the math and they know there is a reason why Einsteins equals excellent bagels.
"It's good, tastes good, it's fresh and it's quick."
In fact, you'll only lose time trying to decide which bagel tastes best.
"Cinnamon raisin, cranberry blueberry, chocolate chip bagel, banana nut, cinnamon sugar, pumpkin for the holidays and power bagels."
Yes, there's something for everyone, even our four legged friends -- a dog bagel.
Next week, the Best of South Florida takes a brief vacation. But we will be back on November 12th with the best sports bar.
We're taking orders for the best place to go for Thanksgiving dinner.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
#3 -- STRATHMORE BAGELS & DELI
8201 W SUNRISE BLVD
PLANTATION, FL 33322
#2 -- BAGEL BAR EAST
1990 NE 123 ST
NORTH MIAMI , FL 33181
#1 -- EINSTEINS
1500 ALTON ROAD
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139