Every day is a good day to eat a delicious bagel.
I wish I could say that this is going to be the longest list you’ve ever seen, full to the brim of delightful, dense, perfect bagels just waiting for you to gobble them up.
But Columbus isn’t exactly a go-to destination for bagels. You can get things that resemble bagels at a lot of chains around the city (I’m looking at you Tim Hortons and that monstrosity you call a “bagel”).
But finding true, New York-style bagels isn’t the easiest task. Luckily, the handful of places that specialize in bagels around here take it seriously.
Address: 3012 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43209
Best Bagel on the Menu: I don’t want to answer the everything bagel for this every time, but at Blocks, you really can’t get a better bagel than this. Blocks has been making water boiled, New York Style bagels since 1967 and they know what they’re doing. The everything bagel includes everything that it should: Poppy, garlic, onion, sesame, and salt. I like mine with chive cream cheese, but you do you.
Website: Blocks Bagels
Address: 5760 Frantz Rd. Dublin, OH
Best Bagel on the Menu: If you want to just get one of the many flavored bagels with cream cheese, I won’t stop you. But the Barry Bagels motto is “Everything is better on a bagel” for a reason! Their chicken salad on a plain bagel is the kind of thing I dream about.
Website: Barry Bagels
Sammy’s New York Bagels
Address: It doesn’t matter because they deliver straight to your door.
Best Bagel on the Menu: Sammy’s doesn’t just make great bagels, they deliver them right to your door. For $13.20, you can have delicious, kettle-boiled bagels as soon as you wake up. There are no bad bagels here, but I personally enjoy their onion bagel, especially when I want to keep people at arm’s length all day. It would also be a mistake to checkout without adding some Sammy’s Sticks to your order. Just trust me on this.
Website: Sammy’s New York Bagels
Broad Street Bagels & Deli
Address: 66 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Best Bagel on the Menu: The bagels at Broad Street Deli are made fresh every day. It’s a little unorthodox, but I usually go for a cinnamon raisin bagel with plain cream cheese. It’s sweet and delicious and you won’t be disappointed.
Website: Broad Street Bagels & Deli
Fox’s Bagel & Deli
Address: 3012 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43209
Best Bagel on the Menu: If a bagel breakfast sandwich is what you’re craving, then Fox’s is the answer. I like to keep it simple with a fried egg and American cheese. It’s filling, delicious, and the best way to start the day.
Website: Fox’s Bagel & Deli
Address: Various locations
Best Bagel on the Menu: I know that Bruegger’s is a national chain, but listen, they know what they are doing. When I go to Bruegger’s, I can’t resist the salt bagel topped with smoked salmon cream cheese.
Website: Bruegger’s Bagels
Address: 772 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Best Bagel on the Menu: Anything on the sea salt and herb bagel. It doesn’t matter which schmear or toppings you choose, you’ll be extremely happy.
Website: The Lox