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“Not all impressed”
Review of Brookside Bagels

Brookside Bagels
Ranked #1 of 3 Bakeries in Simsbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Granby, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not all impressed”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Decent bagels, but both the times I went there, they were old and stale. People's opinions on what's fresh must truly vary, because I classify anything not baked the same day as old, and expect it to be sold at half price as such. Even if warmed up, it's still stale.
I also don't like corn meal on (or under) everything. It changes the taste, and not always for the better.
It's an okay place, I guess, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Milton, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“The BEST bagels!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Make it a point to stop in Brookside Bagels whenever I'm in Simsbury! The Cheddar bagel is a meal in and of itself. So gooooood. Maize is my second choice.
Have only ever had bagels there so can't comment on the other menu items.
Most of the time we buy an extra dozen or two to take with us -- they freeze really well!

  • Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing bagels and awesome overall place”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The bagels here are incredible. Also, try "The Brookside" which is a hot dog with a bagel as a bun. Great food, have been coming here for years!

Visited May 2013
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East Granby, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great Bagels”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Really delicious bagels. Fresh and chewy. Good selection of flavors on both the bagels and the cream cheeses. I have never had any of their other offerings but I am sure it is good too.

Visited May 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“An Old Fashion Experience”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Brooksde is a destination place for just darn good breakfast or lunch. There is absolutely nothing uppy or chiccie her and the atmosphere is plain rustic but not charmingly rustic either. The food is always darn good, and the creme cheese & lox, breakfast egg sandwich or the veggie out wrap well are all one of the simple pleasures of life. Eat one of these or any of there "homemade" creations and life is good. Value is good and great to see a local place not giving in to the cookie cutter ambience. A place to definitely stop when in the area.

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