April 13, 2010

Goldberg’s Answers My Bagel Prayers

Posted in blogs, food restaurants, recommendations, silver spring businesses tagged , , , , , , at 10:18 am by silversprung

As an original New York-area transplant, I’d long given up hope of finding a decent bagel in D.C. Sure, a few places in downtown D.C. carried H&H (Port of Piraeus, some place near 18th and Columbia that closed a few years ago, and I can’t remember where else) but those H&H’s were never fresh.

So I was delighted to read on Silver Spring, Singular that Goldberg’s Bagels was coming to The Spring! (Take that, Bagel Feud!)

One sesame with veggie cream cheese later and I’m hooked. Bethesda Bagels never did it for me (not dense enough) but this was the real deal. Can’t wait to try more.

Now if I could just find a decent diner nearby. Any suggestions?


  1. Tony G said,

    The Parkway Deli is the place:

    It is our favorite stand-by go-to place. It is more of a deli/diner hybrid. Plus the huge menu makes every trip different. If you like to kick it old-school (and actually have a 100-year old waitress) the Tastee Diner satisfies your craving for everything canned or re-heated from Sysco.

  2. Bill said,

    Woodside Deli on Ga. Ave. is just as good as Parkway, without the lines, and with an added dollop of funkiness.

  3. Dagmar said,

    Hmmm…. does it beat a defrosted & toasted three-month old Ess-a-Bagel ?
    I’m SOL on diner suggestions, but Nava Thai does a mean Thai and and Max’s does the best falafel my well-traveled wife “has ever had… even better than Israel !”.
    I’ve totally given up on pizza but I need some Chinese delivery ! I ordered from the one in the Aspen Crossing shopping center.. yes the chicken was fresh but if you don’t offer brown rice your menu goes to the bottom of the pile.

  4. Casey Anderson said,

    The Tastee Diner, of course. I’m not going to try to tell you it is the “best” diner around — but it is an institution. When the CBD was redeveloped the Tastee was carted a few blocks down the street, but it is still a major meeting place for local politicians, people coming off the graveyard shift or stumbling home from a later night of drinking, and various neighborhood types.

  5. silversprung said,

    That’s true, I’m not far from Tastee, but now my interest is piqued about Woodside and Parkway. As for Chinese, we drove by a totally nondescript and not great looking place called Beijing Cafe on Flower Ave a few weeks ago and needed a quick pick up meal. All of the veggies were fresh, the dumplings were good, and when they say something’s spicy, it is. Internet reviews after the fact say that folks like the place. Any other Chinese food recs out there?

  6. Springvale Roader said,

    New York area? Whereabouts? I escaped from Rockland County.

  7. jetcat45 said,

    For bagels, Pumpernickels in Chevy Chase, just south of the circle. I think the owners are from Brooklyn.

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