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NYNM

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Flat bagels Mon, 02/14/11 8:56 PM (permalink)
I was in a bagel store today on Upper East Side of Manhattan to get a bagel and schmear. I saw they also sold "flat bagels" (plain, with sesame, and with sunflower seeds). I didn't get any and now I am craving them, and am not nearby.
I love these "aberrations" which are not easy to find. Basically a NY bagel that is flattened (and therefore a bit larger) and all sorts of smooshed. 
 
Do they have them outside of NY?
 
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    CCinNJ

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    Re:Flat bagels Mon, 02/14/11 9:06 PM (permalink)
    Was it Pick a Bagel?
     
    We get flat bagels here...but you could throw them to us from there.
     
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      plb

      Re:Flat bagels Mon, 02/14/11 9:37 PM (permalink)
      Einstein Brothers Bagels here have "thin" bagels.  But they seem to have the same diameter as the regular, but are just thinner and crustier.
      <message edited by plb on Wed, 02/16/11 9:17 AM>
       
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        Re:Flat bagels Mon, 02/14/11 11:07 PM (permalink)
        The thing about flat bagels is not that they are thinner, but they are mort crust, to me more chewy rather than doughy. If there are "toppings" (such as sunflower seeds) they are more like a softer "flatbread", mostly crunchy. Yuuum.
         
        No it was not pick-a-bagel, ess-a-bagel or any of those "-a-bagels". Don't remember the name but around 67th St and 1st or 2nd Ave. I think it is "Bagel Works"
         
        http://www.yelp.com/biz/bagelworks-new-york
         
         
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          Re:Flat bagels Mon, 02/14/11 11:23 PM (permalink)
          They beat the bejeezus outta some of the big honkin' round all-around bagels you can take to a bocce court.
           
          http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2008/09/flat-bagels-flagels-davids-gramercy-nyc.html
           
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            Re:Flat bagels Tue, 02/15/11 12:17 AM (permalink)
            Another option is, at H&H; "Bagel Topping." This is sold in a shaker, like a spice shaker, and costs about $3.98. What  is it? (this is s/w weird) It is all the toppings that fall off the "Everything Bagel" plus a little burnt crust, so you can take it home and shake it on (?????).
            (I guess you could also empty out the brown paper bag that bagels come in...)
             
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              Re:Flat bagels Tue, 02/15/11 1:05 AM (permalink)
              You aren't, perchance, referring to bialys are you?
               
              Bialys

               
               
              Bialy, a Yiddish word short for bialystoker kuchen, from BiaƂystok, a city in Poland, is a small roll that is a traditional dish in Polish Ashkenazi cuisine. A traditional bialy has a diameter of up to 15 cm (6 inches) and is a chewy yeast roll similar to a bagel. Unlike a bagel, which is boiled before baking, a bialy is simply baked, and instead of a hole in the middle it has a depression. Before baking, this depression is filled with dicedonions and other ingredients, including (depending on the recipe) garlicpoppy seeds, or bread crumbs.
              <message edited by BT on Tue, 02/15/11 1:06 AM>
               
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                NYNM

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                Re:Flat bagels Tue, 02/15/11 7:25 AM (permalink)
                o, no. lovely as bialy's are, they are not the flat bagel (also known as flagel). While a bialy is flat, and often sold in same place as bagels, it is made differently. A bialy is usually softish, and some times has onion flakes, a flat bagel is the exact same as a regular bagel, but flattened out. Therefore it has that harder crust of a good bagel. Problem is, many generic bagels now are just fat puffs like wonder bread, and they seem like a puffy bialy!
                 
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                  CCinNJ

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                  Re:Flat bagels Tue, 02/15/11 9:47 AM (permalink)
                  NYNM


                  Another option is, at H&H; "Bagel Topping." This is sold in a shaker, like a spice shaker, and costs about $3.98. What  is it? (this is s/w weird) It is all the toppings that fall off the "Everything Bagel" plus a little burnt crust, so you can take it home and shake it on (?????).
                  (I guess you could also empty out the brown paper bag that bagels come in...)

                  That's called Bagel-It. Actually H&H sells it on their site (at a 6 pk rate) $21.99. Buying direct (online) from Toro costs $29.99. Don't know the difference in online s/h prices.
                   
                  http://www.bagel-it.com/
                   
                   
                   
                   
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                    stricken_detective

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                    Re:Flat bagels Wed, 02/16/11 3:01 AM (permalink)
                    I got some at the grocery store. I know that doesn't count, but you asked if we had them. They are lower in calories, but not that filling. I would not buy them again.
                     
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                      Re:Flat bagels Wed, 02/16/11 1:53 PM (permalink)
                      Hmmmm...I have never heard of these in grocery stores, only in "bagel stores" and they have been relatively filling. They are even a bit bigger than regular bagels because they have been flattened  out. I wonder if what you have is the same. (I don't mean bagel "chips", but I don't think you mean them either)
                       
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                          Re:Flat bagels Thu, 02/17/11 12:08 AM (permalink)
                          No, these are bagels that look like an elephant sat on them. Let me find a link.
                           
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                              plb

                              Re:Flat bagels Thu, 02/17/11 9:22 AM (permalink)
                              The Thomas ones in the picture above look like the thin bagels at Einstein Brothers.  There they are using them for sandwiches, like BLT's. 
                               
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                                stricken_detective

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                                Re:Flat bagels Thu, 02/17/11 4:07 PM (permalink)
                                Yeah, I wasn't impressed.
                                 
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                                  CCinNJ

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                                  Re:Flat bagels Fri, 02/18/11 3:53 PM (permalink)
                                  In 2007 Bruegger's introduced a pretzel bagel.
                                   
                                  http://www.brueggers.com/menu/bagels-and-cream-cheese
                                   
                                  Not on the menu today. Was it like our "salty bagels?"
                                   
                                  I know I saw some term for what happens when pretzel and bagel become one.
                                   
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