Okay, so with Brooklyn Bagel out of commission for retail sales, I am sad. I’m by Glendale and they were awesome. Best since I n Joy.
But, they have to rebuild. I know. So, we tried Western Bagel. Okay. Doable when toasted but just, to me, okay.
Then I was at my local Ralph’s and they had some bagels in the marked down bread rack that looked different so, what the hey, I bought them.
Next day, I warm them up in the toaster oven, serve the to the husband and “These are great! Way better than Western!” Me - “They are?”
I take a bite and - they are! (Or WERE, as this was a bit ago.) Crisp crust, nice chew, not too dense, not too light.
Finally I had to look them up and - kosher. Made in New York. (La Romme.)
Now, Brooklyn Bagels is proof that you can have a good bagel without New York water. But having had great breads and pizzas in NYC, and other parts of New York, and Toronto and Montreal? Well, a little free east coast water in a baked good isn’t a bad thing : )
So if you are at a Ralph’s and they have the La Romme bagels? Give them a try!