5 Best Bagels in New York City

Few would deny that a bagel is considered to be a gift from Odin himself, appealing to almost every human being, from students to stay at home moms and from corporate executives to beat cops. For starters, an outstanding bagel begins with the proper technique which ensures its freshness throughout the day. Bagels are great to eat whether they are toasted or with butter. Here are the top destinations in New York City where you can get your hands on this traditional New York delicacy.

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  1. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company

While this bagel shop may not be located in Brooklyn, it is however located in no less than three locations in Astoria and one in Chelsea. And the best part is that all of them sell bagels that taste spectacular to say the least. All the shops have a flavor of the week cream which changes by the week. If you decide to head on out to the locations in Astoria, you better brace yourself for some long lines on weekday mornings. But, you will find that the wait was certainly worth it in the end.

Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company
3614 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103

  1. Bergen Bagels

When it comes to getting yourself some delicious bagels for the morning, Bergen bagels offers the best variety in town. The highlight of Bergen Bagels is that it really hits the mark when it comes to spreads. From feta pesto cream cheese to Chipotle lime chicken, you will find the most delicious and fresh bagels right here.

Bergen Bagels
473 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

  1. Kossar’s Bialys

If you want to try out something new, then Kossar’s Bialys is where you will find bagels that look like they have a surprise for you. This bagel shop does not bother with the condiments, just the bagels, so if you want to buy a bagel, head on out to Kossar’s Bialys, and if you feel like some cream cheese, you can get a tub full of it from Key Foods.

Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys
367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

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  1. Ess-A-Bagel

Visit Ess-A-Bagel if you want to taste uniquely engorged bagels that are perfumed with malt and yeast and make for a pretty filling breakfast. The bagels here get the royalty treatment when it comes to spreads, from belly lox to smoked trout or cream cheese, expect to get it all here and then some.

831 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

  1. Dyker Park Bagels

This is one of those bagel shops which is swamped no matter what time you visit. Dyker Park Bagels is known for creating some off-beat flavors, but you can get the traditional flavors here as well. Visitors also get to enjoy quite a few speciality creams which can be paired nicely with the bagels. So, the next time you’re on 86th Street, Brooklyn stop by Dyker Park Bagels.

Dyker Park Bagels
713 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228


So, there you have it. These are the top spots in New York City where you will get to experience some of the best bagelry in town. Make no mistake; nothing is ordinary about the bagels you will find at these destinations.

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