Get the Best Bagels in NYC Delivered to Your Door, Courtesy of Goldbelly
From Russ & Daughters to H&H, some of the world’s most famous and delicious bagels are just a click away.
NYC takes pride in having the best bagels in the world. If you ask two New Yorkers “what’s the best bagel place in the city?” you’ll launch a never ending debate; because no matter what part of the city you’re in, you’re most likely near a great deli or cafe. The chewy rings of dough are the key to a satisfying breakfast experience in New York, whether you like to have them with cream cheese schmeared all over or you’re more of a tomato and lox person.
The good news is that you don’t need to actually be in the Big Apple to try the most delicious bagels in town. Thanks to Goldbelly, you can get some of the most iconic ones in the city (plus, one in Montreal that even New Yorkers approve of) delivered directly to your doorstep. Here are some of the best bagel packages available online right now.
Baz Bagel makes their bagels the old fashioned way: hand-rolled, kettle-boiled, and baked on burlap-covered boards in a rotating oven. They’re known for their popular “tie-dyed” rainbow bagels, which combine their classic methods with artistic modern techniques. Grab a dozen of them and get three NY Classics for free, and compare them yourself.
When bagels are that good, a dozen won’t be enough. Luckily, Black Seed Bagels gives you six more of the flavor of your choosing for free, complete with two cream cheeses, house smoked salmon, and pastrami smoked salmon. You’ll receive delicious, perfectly crisp, and slightly sweet bagels that were hand-rolled, boiled in honey water, and cooked in a wood-fired oven.
A flagel is basically a bagel that’s been flattened after it’s been boiled and before it goes into the oven. The result is simply a crunchier version of its counterpart, made with the same amount of dough. Not sure which one to get? Grab a dozen of both from Pick A Bagel and you’ll have the best of both worlds.
Ess-a-Bagel is almost always in the top three of any “best of” lists when it comes to NYC bagels. There isn’t much more we can say about them—save for the fact that they’ve been open for over 35 years and, if you mention their name to anyone in New York, they’ll say, “Oh yeah, they’ve got good bagels.” Grab a baker’s dozen for a friend or yourself.
Utopia was started in NYC back in 1980 and it’s widely considered to be a classic pick. The bagels are hand-rolled and baked in a vintage oven built in 1947. For $49, they’ll give you a baker’s dozen of fresh, doughy bagels in varieties like blueberry, cinnamon raisin, everything, sesame, egg, onion, garlic, poppy seed, pumpernickel, and more.
Russ & Daughters is an NYC staple and a breakfast/brunch must-do for anyone visiting the city. Here’s your chance to find out why. With this meal, you’ll be getting one pound of Gaspe Nova smoked salmon, six bagels, a pound of cream cheese, one chocolate babka, one pound of Private Blend coffee, one tote bag, AND a Russ & Daughters mug (to pour that private blend into).
Our neighbors to the north make a ton of delicious food (poutine, anyone?), and bagels happen to be one of their specialties—especially in Montreal. A cursory Google of St-Viateur will bring up pretty much all the info you can ask for. But here’s a tl;dr: It opened in 1957, it’s been family-run ever since, and A- through C-listers love it...like Adam Sandler, Jimmy Kimmel, and Celine Dion. With this order, you’ll get two dozen bagels and can choose from sesame seed, poppy seed, everything, plain, whole wheat, cinnamon & raisin, and rosemary & sea salt.
For a mere $69, you’ll get six bagels, a half-pound of Nova Scotia smoked salmon, and a half-pound of cream cheese from one of the world’s greatest bagel purveyors: H&H. Their bagels are proofed, kettle-boiled, thrown into cold water, and then baked on burlap-covered wooden boards inside of a revolving oven. Yum.
You made it this far, which must mean you’re still on the fence. Perhaps Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys is what you’re looking for. Grab a dozen of either plain, everything, sesame, salt, whole wheat, whole wheat everything, cinnamon raisin, onion, garlic, or poppy seed.