Exceptional bagel bakers have made their way into the Bay State. For those who love the crunchy outside and doughy middle of an everything, blueberry, or poppy seed bagel, one or more of these Massachusetts bagel shops will certainly fit the bill.
Selling some of the best bagels in the Boston area, Kupel’s Bakery features all the classic flavors. In honor of their Jewish faith, Kupel’s is closed on Saturdays, as well as an hour before sundown on Friday. They also sell flaky loaves of challah and traditional rye. Check out their pastries, too.
If smoked salmon on a bagel is your breakfast craving, head to Bagelsaurus in Cambridge. Selling all the classics, they are lauded for their black olive bagel, too. Their bagel sandwiches are perfect for either breakfast or lunch.
Priding themselves in serving delicious handmade bagels for more than four decades, Rosenfeld’s Bagels also makes challah by hand and hand mixes all their delicious bagel spreads. Their Miami Lox Spread and Sundried Tomato & Dill are big sellers.
Featuring genuine New York style bagels, Gunther Tooties sells a wide range of flavors in addition to a vast array of cream cheese spreads. Be sure to take one of their amazing coffees or coffee drinks to go—or stay and enjoy your breakfast in house.
Featuring hand boiled bagels baked in a rotary oven, Finagle A Bagel uses only the freshest ingredients around. They are a favorite of Massachusetts General Hospital employees, patients, and visitors, as they have their own kiosk in-house.
Bagels are made from scratch at the Bagel Inn. Their bagel sandwiches use only additive-free meats, too. Those with dietary restrictions will love their gluten-free bagels.
A small chain located primarily in Florida, Brooklyn Water Bagel has just one Massachusetts location, and it’s a hit with locals and those just passing through. Their belief in creating bagels is that they are best when made with Brooklyn water, and they have developed a “proprietary water filtration and mineralization system” that recreates the water there. While it’s uncertain what folks from Brooklyn would say about these bagels, a slew of regulars think they’re delicious.
Rover Bagel is making quite an impressive name for itself. Featuring Montreal-style bagels, their hand made bagels are wood fired instead of boiled and baked. You might want to call ahead before stopping by, however, as they typically sell out of bagels almost every day.
The fresh homemade bagels at Jim’s Bagel & Bake Shoppe are amazing, and Jim and his crew will even cater your upcoming breakfast event. Be sure to check out the muffins and pastries as well.