Best Bagels-Reading, Salem, Peabody
Bagel World has absolutely the best bagels in MA. They have 23 varieties, including hard to find favorites like garlic, rye and marble, and my favorite, salt (tastes like a big pretzel). The Reading location even has a drive through, at which you can get a dozen bagels or a couple of their wonderful, fresh, overstuffed sandwiches. They have many choices of tea and coffee, iced and hot. Go to the website for exact addresses for the three locations. It might be a little out of your way, but it's well worth the trip, even with gas prices what they are!