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Old 04-23-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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Hey all,
I'm moving to Florida in less than three weeks, and one thing I'll need to find right away is a good bagel joint. I'll be moving to the SoHo/Hyde area, and if there's a good line on a bagel spot near there (or anywhere in South Tampa), I'd be thrilled to know about it.

I'm aware of Datz Deli, and if they have good bagels I'd love to know about that as well.

Oh, and I'm not a new yorker.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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I havent been but have heard great things about Tampa Bagels on South macDill Ave, just south of Euclid Ave. Also Sunshine Bagels on South Dale Mabry.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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TampaGuy03-- for all your help and advice over the last year-and-a-half, I owe you a bagel and a beer, my man.
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:51 AM
 
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I don't know if there is an Einstein Brothers bagel shop anywhere near where you live, but they are fantastic.

I have one close to my house and we go there occasionally.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Tampa Bay Bagel Co. on MacDill has the best bagels I've ever had, much better than Einstein's in my opinion. They are actually kettle boiled and the texture is just amazing.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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Tilli, TampaGuy-- I just checked out Tampa Bay Bagel Company's menu, and I'm pretty pumped. Here's to a saturday morning bike ride down Bayshore to snag a half dozen salt bagels. Rock and roll.

While something like an Einstein or Brueggers might suffice, I'd much rather spend my money on something locally owned. I'm excited there's a good option in that regard
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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I've been in Florida for too long; Dunkin Donut bagels make me happy.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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I have to agree with "housingcrashsurvivor" ~~ Dunkin Donuts have by far the best bagels in the Tampa area ~ you'll discover perfection when you bite into a Dunkin Donuts bagel.....
I was born and raised in southeast Denver and I know what you're talking about...by the way, Yay for the Denverites who get to watch Tim Tebow play with the Broncos!
Lattie
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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Much respect to HCS and Lattie-- sometimes the corporate joints get things right, and while I don't drink coffee, I heard Dunkin Donuts coffee is great too. I'm kind of a bagel head, I've been spoiled by a great indie restaurant on the corner of my old Chicago apartment called, aptly, The Bagel. Unreal bagels, I've never had better and I've tried with Dunkin Donuts, Brueggers and Einstein.

I only say I'd prefer to give Tampa Bay Bagel company a shot because, in this economy, every penny spent is a vote. Vote Tampa!
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:37 AM
 
Location: FL
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Dunkin Donuts does indeed have very excellent coffee. Much better than Starbucks IMHO. (I never understood the attraction to that brand - it all tastes burnt)
However, DD bagels shouldn't even be called by that name. That would be like calling a Ford Pinto (anyone remember those?) a BMW or a Benz....
I'm a former NY'er and have been spoiled re: bagels & pizza. I did however, find a great pizza place in Pinellas that soothes my NY pizza cravings. Their pizza is top notch. Even if I didn't find this place, my thoughts on pizza is that even when it's mediocre, it's still delish. It's pizza! Some are great, some are mediocre, but its never bad. Worst case scenario you sprinkle on some parm, garlic, s&p and you're good to go.
Bagels are a different story. I've had Einstein, Brueggers, DD and a few local bagel shop products.
IMHO, the best you can do locally is to hit up Publix and get some Thomas' bagels from the bread aisle. They're adequate, not great, but better than anything else I've experienced here.
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