I've been on a bagel quest lately ... it comes over me every 18-months or so. Even though I have a favorite place for bagels in Berkeley, they're not the best I've had in the area. My favorite place closed some years ago and moved to Palo Alto <sigh>.
So, does anyone have a recommendation for a good, NYC-style bagel in the bay area. That's a chewy bagel, with a subtly crunchy crust, not large and pillowy (like white bread with holes). Places like Noah's and The Posh Bagel are examples of bagels that don't cut it.