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  • Post #91 - May 12th, 2011, 9:44 pm
    Post #91 - May 12th, 2011, 9:44 pm Post #91 - May 12th, 2011, 9:44 pm
    you can get a pound to go.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #92 - May 13th, 2011, 9:52 am
    Post #92 - May 13th, 2011, 9:52 am Post #92 - May 13th, 2011, 9:52 am
    Thanks Gleam. Not like I haven't be there a bunch of times, just never considered that option.
  • Post #93 - December 7th, 2011, 10:00 am
    Post #93 - December 7th, 2011, 10:00 am Post #93 - December 7th, 2011, 10:00 am
    Made the family very happy yesterday when I brought home some onion and plain bialys along with NYBB's chive cream cheese, nova, and sliced corned beef. Any thoughts on who has the best bialy in Chicagoland?
  • Post #94 - December 7th, 2011, 10:13 am
    Post #94 - December 7th, 2011, 10:13 am Post #94 - December 7th, 2011, 10:13 am
    chainey wrote:Made the family very happy yesterday when I brought home some onion and plain bialys along with NYBB's chive cream cheese, nova, and sliced corned beef. Any thoughts on who has the best bialy in Chicagoland?


    NYBB.
  • Post #95 - December 7th, 2011, 10:24 am
    Post #95 - December 7th, 2011, 10:24 am Post #95 - December 7th, 2011, 10:24 am
    chainey wrote:Made the family very happy yesterday when I brought home some onion and plain bialys along with NYBB's chive cream cheese, nova, and sliced corned beef. Any thoughts on who has the best bialy in Chicagoland?


    NYBB is the best, hands down.
  • Post #96 - December 7th, 2011, 11:03 am
    Post #96 - December 7th, 2011, 11:03 am Post #96 - December 7th, 2011, 11:03 am
    Shasson wrote:at the lincolnwood location, is the CB or pastrami only available in a sammich, or can you get a pound to go, such as at Kaufman's?


    Yes. You can buy it "Ala Carte" as well as in a sandwich.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #97 - July 2nd, 2020, 3:18 pm
    Post #97 - July 2nd, 2020, 3:18 pm Post #97 - July 2nd, 2020, 3:18 pm
    Its a Costco Lox and New York Bagel and Bialy (Touhy) kind of morning.

    Image

    Lox & Bagel, count me a Fan!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #98 - July 2nd, 2020, 6:17 pm
    Post #98 - July 2nd, 2020, 6:17 pm Post #98 - July 2nd, 2020, 6:17 pm
    2 items that are almost always in our house.

    We use to think that Once Upon A Bagel was good until we discovered NYB&B. Now we refuse to eat OUaB.
  • Post #99 - October 24th, 2020, 6:23 am
    Post #99 - October 24th, 2020, 6:23 am Post #99 - October 24th, 2020, 6:23 am
    I was at NYBB on Touhy to pick up some bagels around lunch time. So I ordered a pastrami sandwich on rye with mustard. It was a surprisingly good sandwich. Just the right amount of fat for me. Note that the Dempster location does not serve sandwiches.

    They are good about Covid precautions. They only allow 6 people in the shop at a time, and people are very good about following that rule and waiting outside if necessary.
  • Post #100 - October 24th, 2020, 7:18 am
    Post #100 - October 24th, 2020, 7:18 am Post #100 - October 24th, 2020, 7:18 am
    We were there on Tuesday afternoon and waited about ten minutes from the outside line to the inside line. Their bagels and cream cheese spreads are just as great as they've alway been. Great Vienna beef pastrami and corned beef. Their deli sandwich specials are still the best deal in town. Be sure to have your sandwich meats warmed.

    CSD
    Mark A Reitman, PhD
    Professor of Hot Dogs
    Hot Dog University/Vienna Beef
  • Post #101 - May 9th, 2021, 7:57 am
    Post #101 - May 9th, 2021, 7:57 am Post #101 - May 9th, 2021, 7:57 am
    New York Bagel & Bialy, Touhy.

    Sunday morning Mother's Day 7:17am. Line around the corner, all the way West from the door and around the freaking corner.

    Wanted fresh, have bialys and bagels in the freezer, as well as a pack of Costco lox. No way I'd wait in that line unless I was completely out of bagels and bialys.

    On the plus side, Fresh Farms, Touhy, was not crowded in the least. They open at 7am.

    Bialys, count me a Fan!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #102 - May 9th, 2021, 10:16 am
    Post #102 - May 9th, 2021, 10:16 am Post #102 - May 9th, 2021, 10:16 am
    G Wiv wrote:New York Bagel & Bialy, Touhy.

    Sunday morning Mother's Day 7:17am. Line around the corner, all the way West from the door and around the freaking corner.

    Wanted fresh, have bialys and bagels in the freezer, as well as a pack of Costco lox. No way I'd wait in that line unless I was completely out of bagels and bialys.

    On the plus side, Fresh Farms, Touhy, was not crowded in the least. They open at 7am.

    Bialys, count me a Fan!


    I had planned to go after a meeting in Skokie yesterday but it ran long and I was afraid of encountering a similar line so remembered your rec for JB’s deli —called and placed the order for bagels, hand cut Nova, cream cheese, and a few deli items for our Mother’s Day brunch and made it to our dinner reservation down the street with time to spare.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #103 - May 9th, 2021, 11:45 am
    Post #103 - May 9th, 2021, 11:45 am Post #103 - May 9th, 2021, 11:45 am
    G Wiv wrote:New York Bagel & Bialy, Touhy.

    Sunday morning Mother's Day 7:17am. Line around the corner, all the way West from the door and around the freaking corner.

    Wanted fresh, have bialys and bagels in the freezer, as well as a pack of Costco lox. No way I'd wait in that line unless I was completely out of bagels and bialys.
    I always preferred the Touhy location, but that line was really pissing me off when the weather was sub-20 degrees over the winter. It forced me to give the Dempster location a try, and the quality of bagels (and bialys, I assume) was every bit as good without the crowd. Only difference is they still operate as cash-only.

    I too usually hit up NYB&B along with FF in the same trip. FF didn't have the smoked trout I've become hooked on last weekend, and just like NYB&B, their having a second (of more than 2) location saved me as Golf Rd was loaded with trout. I've temporarily shifted to both alternate locations.

    New York Bagel & Bialy
    3556 Dempster
    Skokie, 60076
  • Post #104 - May 9th, 2021, 1:26 pm
    Post #104 - May 9th, 2021, 1:26 pm Post #104 - May 9th, 2021, 1:26 pm
    Granted, I live walking distance away, but it mystifies me why more people don't buy their bagels at the Skokie location, instead of the Lincolnwood location, especially since the bagel baking done at this location is exemplary.

    Granted, no deli sandwiches are available, but between the cream cheese and lox in the cooler and pristine and fresh bagels, it just doesn't get much better than this!
  • Post #105 - May 9th, 2021, 2:22 pm
    Post #105 - May 9th, 2021, 2:22 pm Post #105 - May 9th, 2021, 2:22 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:rec for JB’s deli —called and placed the order for bagels, hand cut Nova, cream cheese, and a few deli items for our Mother’s Day brunch

    Good call, JB's gets their bagels and bialys from New York Bagel and Bialy on Dempster. (owner said Touhy does not deliver)

    bweiny wrote:I too usually hit up NYB&B along with FF in the same trip. FF didn't have the smoked trout I've become hooked on last weekend, and just like NYB&B, their having a second (of more than 2) location saved me as Golf Rd was loaded with trout. I've temporarily shifted to both alternate locations.

    I go to Touhy NYBB 99.99% of the time, its reflex/habit plus its closer to my house. Far as Fresh Farms goes, most of the time its Touhy but lately I've started to ~ocasionallly~ go to the FF on Golf. Its larger, cleaner, seems to have a wider selection of items and, on a purely subjective note, the staff seems happier/more interactive at that location.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #106 - May 9th, 2021, 4:18 pm
    Post #106 - May 9th, 2021, 4:18 pm Post #106 - May 9th, 2021, 4:18 pm
    After reading about the line @ NYB&B, the pillowy, hamburger bun-style bagels from Once Upon A Bagel in HP that we had earlier today never tasted so good! :D

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #107 - May 10th, 2021, 8:37 am
    Post #107 - May 10th, 2021, 8:37 am Post #107 - May 10th, 2021, 8:37 am
    boudreaulicious wrote: I was afraid of encountering a similar line so remembered your rec for JB’s deli —called and placed the order for bagels, hand cut Nova, cream cheese, and a few deli items for our Mother’s Day brunch and made it to our dinner reservation down the street with time to spare.


    Calling ahead is definitely the move here but still not fool-proof, judging from my experience yesterday.

    Popped into JB's for my first time at about 12:20 yesterday to get a couple sandwiches for dine-in. Got those sandwiches at about 1:30....

    It was an absolute mess and they just could not keep orders straight. They were flying in from the phone and Door Dash (among others) and it seemed more time was spent taking and organizing orders than actually fulfilling them. For the life of me, I don't know why they didn't cut online ordering off for a period of time. Saw more than 1 person come in for their order an hour+ after placing, and they still hadn't started the order.

    The woman in front of us had about the same order as above, minus the misc items, and it STILL took her about 45 minutes in and out.

    I will say they were very friendly about it, but I was a bit disappointed that nothing was offered to compensate.
  • Post #108 - May 10th, 2021, 10:04 am
    Post #108 - May 10th, 2021, 10:04 am Post #108 - May 10th, 2021, 10:04 am
    ziggy wrote:Popped into JB's for my first time at about 12:20 yesterday to get a couple sandwiches for dine-in. Got those sandwiches at about 1:30....

    I don't know about you but I have never gone into a pharmacy to pick something up without being told I'd have to wait. :)
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #109 - May 10th, 2021, 11:27 am
    Post #109 - May 10th, 2021, 11:27 am Post #109 - May 10th, 2021, 11:27 am
    G Wiv wrote:
    ziggy wrote:Popped into JB's for my first time at about 12:20 yesterday to get a couple sandwiches for dine-in. Got those sandwiches at about 1:30....

    I don't know about you but I have never gone into a pharmacy to pick something up without being told I'd have to wait. :)

    I have been told to wait at pharmacies, restaurants, stores....pretty much anywhere you can think of, but there is a big difference between a couple of minutes and over an hour.
  • Post #110 - May 10th, 2021, 11:34 am
    Post #110 - May 10th, 2021, 11:34 am Post #110 - May 10th, 2021, 11:34 am
    I tend to take advantage of their "we never close" status and pick up around 6:30 AM on my way to work. Easy peasy.
  • Post #111 - May 12th, 2021, 1:49 am
    Post #111 - May 12th, 2021, 1:49 am Post #111 - May 12th, 2021, 1:49 am
    I ordered bagels, lox and cream cheese from Russ & Daughters for Mother’s Day.
    Delivered to my front door last Friday.
    I’ve spent too much time in line at NYB&B!
    While NYB&B bagels are very good, The ones from New York take me back to when i lived on Long Island, they are that good.
    BTW call and order direct from Russ & Daughters and skip Goldbelly.
    -Richard
  • Post #112 - May 12th, 2021, 12:21 pm
    Post #112 - May 12th, 2021, 12:21 pm Post #112 - May 12th, 2021, 12:21 pm
    Call me a skeptic, but I find freshly-baked bagels disappointing after sitting around for half a day, so even the best New York bagel must lose something when it's overnighted.
  • Post #113 - May 12th, 2021, 12:45 pm
    Post #113 - May 12th, 2021, 12:45 pm Post #113 - May 12th, 2021, 12:45 pm
    1. Youre a skeptic.
    2. Only buy as many bagels as you can eat in a 24 hour period. If you want more, go back to NYB&B. Its like donuts. No one buys donuts for eating in a couple days, you eat them fresh!
  • Post #114 - May 12th, 2021, 6:58 pm
    Post #114 - May 12th, 2021, 6:58 pm Post #114 - May 12th, 2021, 6:58 pm
    I think that depends on the bagel. Kaufman's are my favorite if I get them that day, but I find NYB&B seems to have a slightly better shelf life, and freeze better too.
  • Post #115 - May 12th, 2021, 8:58 pm
    Post #115 - May 12th, 2021, 8:58 pm Post #115 - May 12th, 2021, 8:58 pm
    champs2005 wrote:1. Youre a skeptic.
    2. Only buy as many bagels as you can eat in a 24 hour period. If you want more, go back to NYB&B. Its like donuts. No one buys donuts for eating in a couple days, you eat them fresh!


    Uh, unless you live 45 miles away and rarely go into the city. Maybe every other month, I'll drive to the Touhy store and buy 2 dozen onion bialys. I freeze them in sixes in the those long cellophane sleeves. They defrost fine, maybe only 95% as fresh, but that's still miles better than anything else out there.
  • Post #116 - May 13th, 2021, 9:15 am
    Post #116 - May 13th, 2021, 9:15 am Post #116 - May 13th, 2021, 9:15 am
    scanned the thread a couple times but can't figure it out... JB=?
  • Post #117 - May 13th, 2021, 9:44 am
    Post #117 - May 13th, 2021, 9:44 am Post #117 - May 13th, 2021, 9:44 am
    Post #102 above mentions JB's Deli.

    JB's Deli
    5501 N Clark St
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 728-0600
    https://www.jbsdeli.com/

    Buddy
  • Post #118 - May 21st, 2021, 7:15 pm
    Post #118 - May 21st, 2021, 7:15 pm Post #118 - May 21st, 2021, 7:15 pm
    rfleisch1 wrote: Granted, I live walking distance away, but it mystifies me why more people don't buy their bagels at the Skokie location, instead of the Lincolnwood location, especially since the bagel baking done at this location is exemplary.
    Granted, no deli sandwiches are available, but between the cream cheese and lox in the cooler and pristine and fresh bagels, it just doesn't get much better than this!
    Really? This is something I had not previously viewed. :o
    For me, the advantage to the Lincolnwood address is its proximity to the Edens expressway {Returning to the abode from a sexpositive munch in Wheeling in the 1987 Sprint, I stopped in and bought six bagels late night which wound up being the last fresh bakery items consumed by my dad. :!:}, and thus, its proximity to transit lines, including the to-be-discontinued route #54A North Cicero bus.
    Here is the subsequent edit to splice in the photographs of the bialy hot dog which was consumed last August on the lawn on N. Skokie Blvd. awaiting a southbound #54A bus that somehow was delayed. Image Image
    I will give the Skokie location a shot the next time.
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  • Post #119 - May 22nd, 2021, 7:45 am
    Post #119 - May 22nd, 2021, 7:45 am Post #119 - May 22nd, 2021, 7:45 am
    There is also Greenwood Deli on Demptster in Niles (right on the Niles/Park Ridge border) as a great option as well. Honestly, I'm not sure exactly what the deal is with it - it is clearly related to NYBB and I consider the bagels to be identical, all the same cream cheeses, cured fish, baked goods, deli meats, it reminds me of almost just a smaller floorplan of the Touhy location. I don't know if NYBB owns it or it is some sort of franchise run by someone else with all of NYBB staff, recipes, supplies, etc. Maybe someone where knows and can enlighten me.

    But there is almost never a crowd, parking is ample, and the staff is friendlier than the Touhy location. I'm unsure of how the prices compare, though if I had to bet I'd say everything is nominally more expensive.

    Greenwood Deli - New York Bagel & Bialy
    8794 W Dempster St
    Niles, IL 60714
    United States
  • Post #120 - May 22nd, 2021, 8:12 am
    Post #120 - May 22nd, 2021, 8:12 am Post #120 - May 22nd, 2021, 8:12 am
    DClose wrote:But there is almost never a crowd ... and the staff is friendlier than the Touhy location.


    I wouldn't be surprised if the smaller crowds have an influence on the friendliness of the staff :lol:

    I've been to all 3 at some point, and agree that the bagels seem to have the same high level of deliciousness. The thing to be mindful of is the open hours; according to the Googles Greenwood closes at 3 [2 on Sunday], Skokie closes at 5, and Lincolnwood is always open.

    Enjoy every sandwich [especially on a bagel].

    Giovanna
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    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon

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