Bagels- just the thought of one is enough to entice us out of bed in the morning. And while this crowd-pleasing breakfast staple seems so simple, it's amazing how difficult it can be to find a good one. One that has a crusty exterior and a softer, chewy interior that doesn't taste like bread shaped like a donut.

We'll agree that New York City is home to the highest concentration of great bagel places, but what about the rest of the country? We've done the research and we've got you covered. Below is our list of the best places to find New York style bagels (or the closest to it) in each of these United States. As you might have figured, some of the midwestern, south-western, and southern states left us with slim pickings but nonetheless, we think we've found the best. So without further ado, here it is, your guide to the best bagel in each of the 50 states!


Alabama
Crestline Bagel
Mountain Brook, AL
Montana
The Bagel Co.
Helena, MT
Alaska
Silverbow Bakery
Juneau, AK
Nebraska
Bagel Bin
Omaha, NE
Arizona
Biff's Bagels
Flagstaff, AZ
Nevada
The Bagel Cafe
Las Vegas, NV
Arkansas
Morningside Bagels
North Little Rock, AR
New Hampshire
Bagel Cafe
Manchester, NH
California
Bagel Factory Inc
Los Angeles, CA
New Jersey
Knot Just Bagels
Woodbridge, NJ
Colorado
Moe's Broadway Deli
Boulder and Denver, CO
New Mexico
Einstein Bros Bagels
Albuquerque, NM
Connecticut
Ami's Bagels and Deli
Waterbury, CT
New York*
Ess-a-Bagel
New York, NY
Delaware
Surf Bagel
Lewes, DE
North Carolina
Poppy's Bagels & More
Charlotte, NC
Florida
Brooklyn Water Bagels
Delray Beach, FL
North Dakota
B.C. Bagels Sandwich Shop and Juice Bar
Bismarck, ND
Georgia
Hoboken Bread and Bagel Company
Marietta, GA
Ohio
Sammy’s New York Bagels
Columbus, OH
Hawaii
Lox of Bagels
Honolulu, HI
Oklahoma
Old School Bagel Café
Oklahoma City, OK
Idaho
Blue Sky Bagels
Boise, ID
Oregon
Rockin’ Daves Bagel Bistro & Catering Co
Bend, OR
Illinois
New York Bagel & Bialy
Lincolnwood, IL
Pennsylvania
South St Philly Bagels
Philadelphia, PA
Indiana
Bagel Fair Incorporated
Indianapolis, IN
Rhode Island
Bagel Gourmet
College Hill, RI
Iowa
CJ's Bagel Basket
Ankeny, IA
South Carolina
Sully's Steamers
Greenville, SC
Kansas
Clock Tower Bakery
Overland Park, KS
South Dakota
Bagel Boy
Sioux Falls, SD
Kentucky
Nancy’s Bagel Box
Louisville, KY
Tennessee
Bagel Face Bakery
Nashville, TN
Louisiana
Humble Bagel
New Orleans, LA
Texas
The Hot Bagel Shop
Houston, TX
Maine
Union Bagel
Portland, ME
Utah
Feldman's Deli
Salt Lake City, UT
Maryland
Bethesda Bagels
Bethesda, MD
Vermont
Myer's Bagel Bakery
Burlington, VT
Massachusetts
Iggy's Bread
Cambridge, MA
Virginia
Brooklyn Bagel Bakery
Arlington, VA
Michigan
Zingerman's Bakehouse
Ann Arbor, MI
Washington
Blazing Bagels
Bellevue, WA
Minnesota
St Paul Bagelry
Saint Paul, MN
West Virginia
Royalicious Bagel Bakery
Charles Town, WV
Mississippi
The Beagle Bagel Cafe
Jackson, MS
Wisconsin
Gotham Bagels
Madison, WI
Missouri
The Bagel Factory
St. Louis, MO
Wyoming
Pearl Street Bagels
Jackson, WY
District of Columbia
Bagels Etc
Washington, D.C.

* New York City is home to too many extraordinary bagel shops to only note one. These fan favorites (not listed by ranking) merit an honorable mention:

Absolute Bagels - Manhattan, NY

H&H Bagels - Manhattan, NY

Murray's Bagels - Manhattan, NY

Russ and Daughters - Manhattan, NY


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