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Readers' Choice: Bay Side Bagels Voted Favorite Bagel Shop

Where do you go locally to get this breakfast favorite?

The readers have spoken and Bay Side Bagels in Toms River has been named the Patch Readers' Choice for your favorite bagel shop.

Congratulations to all who participated! Our local bagel shops have certainly have a loyal following, as seen by the numerous comments supporting these businesses.

Join us again on Monday as we debut a brand new poll in our Patch Readers' Choice series.

Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. Official rules for the Readers' Choice Poll are attached to this story.

Marie Casteel Barilla April 18, 2012 at 01:35 PM
All Star Bagels, hands down! My mouth waters just thinking about them. Everyone there is so nice and friendly too.
Marie Casteel Barilla April 18, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Judge with your taste buds, not what you read.
Randal Graves April 18, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Bay Side all the way, All Star is second rate
glenn harris April 18, 2012 at 03:19 PM
All star bagels, The best! Love the little guy painted on the window 2
1stcav April 18, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Went to Bayside this AM..there ok..but NY water in this area is better, but Bak'in is still up there on top...just my 2 cents..Watson still # 1 and Jimmy Buffs for Italian Hot Dogs, can't be beat ! had to go to East Orange VA, so you know I stopped and got a doggie bag , car stunk for three days ..Ha ha...
Madeline April 19, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Madeline All Star Bagels are definitely the best!! The bagels are always fresh and tasty. Which is my favorite bagel??? ...........All of them!! You rock All Star!!!!
Patti K April 19, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I agree.. they are the best!! Best staff too :)
Raji April 19, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I like the All Start bagels very very much!!!
Patti K April 19, 2012 at 04:18 PM
All Star Lakehurst has the BEST sandwiches, I love the Egg Everything w/ their tuna and their chicken salad... they are both awesome!!!!
joann b April 19, 2012 at 06:05 PM
All Star Bagel is the best! They rock, best bagels in Jersey! I drive 35 minutes for an All Star Bagel, I won't eat a bagel from anyone else! They are conveniently located,excellent customer service and well, the food, speaks for itself! I highly recommend All Star Bagel!!
Jersey Girl 76 April 19, 2012 at 08:11 PM
I will have to try the chicken salad, thanks Pat! I always go for PEC, or Boars Head Turkey.
ranyea April 19, 2012 at 08:14 PM
they have awesome Tuna too,on everything egg bagel.. MY FAVORITE!!!!!
Dave April 19, 2012 at 08:32 PM
All Star Bagels in Lakehurst is by far the best. Not only do they offer a top product but they're very generous with the local youth athletic programs.. Buy the dozen or as a sandwhich All Star Bagels is number 1~!!
TT Resa April 19, 2012 at 09:55 PM
omg.... ~""ALL STAR BAGELS"" IS THE BEST BAGEL PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN TO~IN OR OUT OF NEW JERSEY!!! Since they opened 1 yr ago, I havent been to "ANY OTHER" bagel store because ""'NO BAGEL PLACE CAN ""COMPARE"" TO"'" """"ALL STAR BAGELS""""!!! ~My youngest son (13) ""ABSOLUTELY LOVES"" ""FRENCH TOAST BAGELS"", they ran out of "FRENCH TOAST BAGELS" once ""BUT""that was 10 minutes before they closed & he had a very hard time choosing which bagel to get instead because he loves them ALL. Both of my boys & my husband"LOVE" the SLIDERS!!! SLIDER SANDWICH BAGELS ARE THE ONLY SANDWICH BAGEL THEY ORDER....LOL ~All of the employees are "ALWAYS" HAPPY & SMILING no matter what time of day you visit. The employees are extremely nice to all their customers & are very quick to complete your order; whether your order is for 1 or 2 bagels, 3 dozen bagels or sandwiches, whether hot or cold, your order will be completed in a relatively short period of time. ~""ALL STAR BAGELS"" 'ALWAYS' have different specials of the day everyday, which are posted on a board next to where you place your order, which is 'very convinent' because they are very visible, (unlike other bagel places where they post their specials far from where you place your order, which is 'not convinent) & if the bagel sandwich you want is not on the menu, they will make your sandwich the way you'd like it. ~The only problem I have with ALL STAR BAGELS is that they are not open 24/7....lol
Randal Graves April 19, 2012 at 10:24 PM
All Star definitely wins for most Employee comments
Jenn April 20, 2012 at 12:02 AM
All Star Bagels are the best!!!!
Fred April 20, 2012 at 12:09 AM
My mornings always start with the best bagels in Lakehurst......All Star Bagels!!!!!
Mark Wendell April 20, 2012 at 01:35 AM
None of them, Bagel Nosh in Lakewood or the city.
Bud Boomer April 20, 2012 at 06:14 AM
Whole lot of cheating going on here lol this poll should be closed it's totally invalid each one of these places had some kind of voting manipulation going on
JIM April 20, 2012 at 09:42 AM
you got that right bud,it should go by the most positive comments!!!
Pat Kelly April 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Agreed. At approximately 11:00 p.m. All-Star had about 156 votes and Bayside had about 196 votes. Who put in over 4000 votes for Bayside between 11:00 and 6:00 A.M. when most people are sleeping? Comments make the most sense for tallying. All-Star's the winner by comments for sure.
Bud Boomer April 20, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Actually All Star had the first round of cheating under it's belt, Your count is correct bayside was winning at that time but shortly thereafter All Star got a surge in votes and ended up with over 300 to bayside's 190ish, I forgot what time that was but it was after 11. As for comments most of all star's comments are from people who never commented on any story on the patch ever so it seems fishy to me, I think the only fair thing for everyone is for this poll to be invalidated and no one wins.
Bud Boomer April 20, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I believe the most accurate tally would be at 11 pm those numbers were a heck of alot more realistic then anything after that, When all star got the surge in votes they got over 150 votes in the span of minutes which was nearly as many votes as they had since this poll started so safe to say that was phony. If the Patch goes by comments I suggest they check posters join date as it's very strange that a lot of these comments come from accounts that never commented on the patch until this particular vote, I find it hard to believe that they could not find any another story to comment on other then a vote on a bagel shop, That's if we want to be totally fair and that option sounds the most logical to me. Either way the final tally is quite comical, I'm sure we all agree on that.
MrSaturdayNightSpecial April 20, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Only 27 for NY Water Bagel? Personally I think they're the best.
Steve Domanski April 20, 2012 at 06:52 PM
"Lenders Bagel" in your frozen food section....YUM,YUM
JIM April 20, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Dear Bud,You have way to much time on your hands,allstar bagel had a surge!!how about 5,000 votes for for the phony winners bayside bagels,Way to go bay side cheaters,i mean bagels,,losers
1stcav April 20, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Lenders is dead along with the owner !
Randal Graves April 20, 2012 at 09:48 PM
ALL STAR HAHA LOSERS
Randal Graves April 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM
And Bud was right every comment for all star was from new account probably one person most likely an all star employee, enjoy 6th place
JIM April 23, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Now PAT Kelly Said it best,and the road side bagels i mean bay side cheaters,enjoy the win,if you have to cheat to win,it must feel good!!have a great day

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