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Bagels are a contentious subject -- particularly in a city as rife with New York influence as Miami. Merely broaching the subject of the doughy breakfast food can lead to a heated debate about the boiling process, a proper schmear, and whether it really is all about the water.
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Though Miami doesn't have New York water flowing from its taps, it does have its fair share of impressive bagel makers. From North Miami Beach to Palmetto Bay, good bagels aren't as hard to find as you might imagine. Here are our top ten South Florida bagelries.
10. The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.
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This Miami Beach mainstay has an in-house water filtration system designed to duplicate New York-style H20. And whatever the case, it works. Winner of Best Bagels in 2011
, these treats are crisp on the outside and doughy on the inside.
9. House of Bagels & Bialys
This pint-size emporium serves bagels, bialys, and other eats in a snug little strip mall. (Bialy are round, doughy rolls, similar to bagels, sans hole.) Reasonable prices and fresh eats keep Palmetto Bay's cravings under control.
14449 S. Dixie Highway, Palmetto Bay, FL
1990 NE 123rd St., North Miami, FL
19003 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL
2780 NE 187th St., Aventura, FL
11064 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, FL
13854 S.W. 88th St., Kendall, FL
11616 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL
1238 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL