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Best Bagels

Greg's Bagels

Belvedere Square, 519 E. Belvedere Ave., (410) 323-9463, www.gregsbagels.com

Posted 9/18/2002

If you're looking for some Platonic ideal of a bagel, nosh elsewhere. Greg's tasty handmade tori stray from convention in their unpredictable shapes (all round and with a hole, don't worry), their texture (not exactly chewier so much as less obstinate to the tooth), and their flavoring (Greg's offers sesame, poppy seed, and the other usual suspects, but co-owner and aproned auteur Greg Novik is also known to go crazy with white chocolate, corn bread, and myriad nut crustings for his specials). But then again, if these doughy exemplars of the baking arts aren't conventional bagels, doesn't that call into question the very notion of what a good bagel should be? And we haven't even mentioned Greg's nearly endless array of toppings (from plain old cream cheese to apricot purée or barbecue pork) and the widest and finest selection of custom-smoked fish in the state.

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Other Awards for Best Bagels:

Roland Park Bagel Co., 9/16/2009

Greg's Bagels, 9/17/2008

Goldberg's Kosher New York Bagels, 9/19/2007

Greg's Bagels, 9/20/2006

Goldberg’s Kosher New York Bagels, 9/21/2005

Greg’s Bagels, 9/22/2004

Greg's Bagels, 9/17/2003

Goldberg's Kosher New York Bagels, 9/19/2001

Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, 9/15/1999

Greg's Bagels, 9/17/1997

Bagel Works, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Greg''s Bagels:

Best Bagels, 9/17/2008

Best Bagels, 9/20/2006

Best Bagels, 9/17/2003

Best Smoked Fish, 9/19/2001

Best Bagels, 9/17/1997

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