Below is a list of the top and leading Bagel Shops in Philadelphia. To help you find the best Bagel Shops located near you in Philadelphia, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Philadelphia’s Best Bagel Shops:
The top rated Bagel Shops in Philadelphia, PA are:
- Bart’s Bagels – is superbly chewy with seeds on both sides
- The Bagel Place – strives to be an involved and contributing member of its community
- South Street Philly Bagels – is a family-owned and managed bagel bakery
- Spread Bagelry – is a casual spot for Montreal-style wood-oven bagels
- Schmear It – is Philly’s primary and only food truck serving bagels
Bart’s Bagels is not just a smoked fish joint, bagel bakehouse, and neighborhood coffee shop, it is a way of life. It honors heritage bagel baking methods, handmade, kettle-boiled, slowly fermented, and baked on burlap boards in a revolving oven. Their bagels have an attractive dark crust and are superbly chewy with seeds on both sides. It’ is how bagels used to be, and how bagels should be, one taste and you will inherently know.
Menu, Catering, Curbside Pickup, Delivery
“Excellent bagel breakfast sandwiches. The bagels are not quite as chewy as a ‘proper’ NY-style bagel but still excellent. They’re up there with the best in Philly, definitely the best in West Philly.” – Maxwell A.
The Bagel Place
The Bagel Place strives to be an involved and contributing member of their community, to do their part in supporting their neighbors. Ringo Roseman opened The Bagel Place in the summer of 2017, though he has been a bagel and a sandwich devotee his whole life. With 20 years of restaurant experience and a romantic idea of what a bagel shop can be, he set out to use all of his resources, tools, and skill to create a cozy home for the community. Great food using fresh ingredients, prepared in-house daily, is something that everyone can value. Outstanding service and a warm and welcoming, family-friendly, inclusive-to-all, and cozy atmosphere are what you will encounter at The Bagel Place.
Bagels, Catering & Event Space
“Holy moly this is the best bagel I’ve ever had. I ate the chicken pesto on the wheat bagel at the staff’s recommendation. It was so good! The coffee is also strong but not too acidic. The space also has a clean but cozy atmosphere. 100 percent recommend!” – Red
South Street Philly Bagels
South Street Philly Bagels is a family-owned and managed bagel bakery committed to bringing fresh bagels to their community every day. All of their bagels are made on properties from scratch, using unbleached and unbromated flour, without preservatives. Their bagels are made in the conventional New York bagel baking style, boiled in a kettle first, then baked on burlap covered wooden boards. They strive to bring the utmost in freshness and quality from their family to yours.
Menu, Drinks, Specials, Catering, Order Online
“The best bagels I’ve found in Philadelphia. Their blueberry and their jalapeno cheddar are particularly good options.” – Tim T.
Spread Bagelry combines a modern sensibility with old-world craft, engaging the senses, welcoming people, and anchoring the communities they serve. Spread Bagelry, Philadelphia’s Montreal-style wood oven bakery, and cafe are spreading. They are expanding their mission to make the world’s greatest bagels with career opportunities for foodies and people who love people. It is a casual spot for Montreal-style wood-oven bagels, sandwiches, coffee, brunch drinks, and artisanal soda.
Menu, Order Online, Catering
“Food is absolutely awesome I just love their bagels. And everyone knows bread makes the sandwich. The staff is super friendly. Everyone knows how great it is because today it was 45 minutes to an hour-long wait.” – Barbra U.
Schmear It is Philly’s primary and only food truck serving bagels with your personalized, custom-crafted schmears and social good. Now with an on-site open at 36th & Market and a cafe at 990 Spring Garden. They are dedicated to their collaborative culture, where they have fun while providing their customers with exceptional service and a top-notch product. Schmear It seeks to create an exceptional breakfast experience in which food, people, and local causes come together and energize your morning routine.
Menu, Catering, Takeaway
“Been meaning to stop by this little bagel shop for a while now, and finally made it in today. Very friendly people and an everything bagel with cream cheese is spot on! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. Delicious! If you haven’t been yet, go there immediately! Best Bagel in CC.” – Brondon P.
Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.