BETHEL, Conn. -- It’s impossible to live here and not have a bagel opinion. The New York area, as everyone knows, is the bagel capital of the world. And yes, it’s worth waiting in line on a Sunday morning to get one of these doughy wonders fresh out of the oven. Toasting, as a bagel purist knows, is not necessary when you buy the very best.
Who Has The Best Bagels In Fairfield County?
Bagelman, Danbury, Brookfield:
Bagel Crossing, Bethel
Pauli's Deli and Bagels, Norwalk
Liz Sue Bagels, Stamford
Upper Crust Bagel Co., Old Greenwich
We asked for your favorites and now have five contestants in the running. Each is being profiled this week as part of our ongoing DVlicious contest. Here’s the lowdown on one who made the cut.
Bagel Crossing, 6 Library Place, Bethel, (203) 790-6656
What Makes Them Bagelicious: Location, location, location. Just steps from the Bethel Library and post office, Bagel Crossing is a convenient spot to pop in for a quick bite. Comments on Yelp repeatedly praise the cheerful staff who, some customers say, know your name after only a few visits. The fact that prices are easy on the wallet are another draw.
Crazy Flavors: Favorites seem to be the “everything” bagel with scallion-bacon cream cheese, or the pumpernickel with a big schmear of honey-walnut goodness.
Reminder: The contest ends Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
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