The Best Bagel Shop in Every State
Whether in your own neighborhood or hitting the road, we’ve tracked down the 50 best bagel shops, so you can always have your nosh.
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Homewood Bagel Company, Homewood
Homewood Bagel Company earned a devoted following selling their homemade New York-style bagels at pop-up locations across their town. Now those eager fans flock to the brand new shop, and the bagels often sell out completely. “Run, don’t walk,” as one customer noted, to get your hands on these bagels. Here’s the best way to cut your bagels, according to math.
The Bagel Shop, Homer
Order some fresh-caught wild salmon lox on one of the handmade bagels at The Bagel Shop. This husband and wife team began selling their bagels at local farmers markets and soon opened their own shop. Says one customer, “It’s always good to see people enjoying what they are doing and doing it well.
Biff’s Bagels, Flagstaff
Come in for homemade bagels from a shop named after the owners’ dog. At Biff’s Bagels, there’s a wide array of bagel flavors and spreads, plus creative sandwiches and drink specials. The most unique feature of this shop is that the walls are filled with framed pics of their customers’ four-legged best friends. Cute! Tell us your favorite food and we’ll tell you where you’re from.
Ozark Mountain Bagel Co., Bentonville
“Spread joy, love, and cream cheese.” What a perfect motto for a bagel shop! Ozark Mountain Bagel Co. has made it their mission to do just that. Judging from the glowing reviews of their customers—they are succeeding. Stop in for breakfast or lunch to try their New York-style bagels with your favorite spread or as a sandwich.
Beauty’s Bagel Shop, Oakland
It’s an unexpected and delicious treat to find Montreal-style bagels in California. Beauty’s Bagel Shop has been named in numerous reader polls and articles as having the best bagels. They’re made with organic ingredients and baked fresh, in small batches throughout the day in a wood-fired oven. You should also try the best all-you-can-eat buffets in every state.
Village Bagel, Edwards
The owner of Village Bagel moved to Colorado with a passion for the bagels she grew up eating in New York. Her customers agree that bagels here are the tops. They’re made in the traditional method: each one is hand-rolled, boiled and baked. They’re delicious with schmears like hatch green chili or made hearty with smoked salmon or corned beef.
Shef’s Bagels, Cheshire
“Great variety and a staff that knows your order before you do.” Stop by Shef’s Bagels to get amazing water bagels made by hand. There are lots of flavors to try, including spinach, egg and French toast. Have one with breakfast, brunch or lunch sandwich fillings—the Western: ham, pepper, onion and egg sandwich sounds good to us. If you’re looking for a place to sit and dine, check out our list of the best brunch in every state.
Surf Bagel and Deli, Lewes
The man behind Surf Bagels combined two passions when opening his bagel shop 17 years ago: surfing and authentic New York-style bagels. The shop has a cool, beachy vibe and the bagels are spot-on—that all-important combination of a chewy, crispy crust with a soft interior. There are 23 varieties to try, including coconut—yum!
Bagel Snack, Pompano Beach
These are bagels made authentically: dough made from scratch, rolled, boiled and baked on boards. Find them at Bagel Snack, a New York deli-style shop that has been a community favorite since the early 1970s. Have a bagel with lox and cream cheese or slices of pork roll. Customers say their bialys are the best in Florida, too. Looking for something a bit larger? Try the best pizzeria in every state.
Art’s Bagels & More, Acworth
For 26 years the folks at Art’s Bagels & More have been boiling and baking their bagels fresh every day. They’re the real deal with that New York-style bite. We love that they’re not afraid to bring the heat, with bagel flavors like jalapeno cheddar, and cream cheese flavored with hot ghost peppers and Carolina reapers.