If there’s one way to turn around a drab morning in isolation, it’s by ordering a fresh New York bagel. A few of the city’s very best bagel shops remain open for takeout and delivery. Here are some options to satisfy that bagel craving from the comfort of one’s own home. Note that many stores are operating with limited menus and hours, so it may be worth calling ahead or double-checking the shop’s website or Instagram for updates.Read More
Where to Still Get a Fresh Bagel in NYC
From New York classics to heaping breakfast sandwiches, here’s where to find a supreme bagel right now
1. Riverdale Bagels
Furnishing bagels, bialys, and muffin to its far north Bronx nabe, Riverdale Bagels has been around since 1992. It guarantees its bagels are boiled and not steamed. All the traditional toppings are available, but newfangled stuff also represented, such as garlic pepper and sundried tomato cream cheese. For lunch, there are also hot dogs, Philly cheesesteaks, and something called the bagelino burger. Takeout only.
2. Bo's Bagels
Known for bagels that are chewy on the inside with a crisp exterior, this Harlem bagel shop are open for takeout and delivery daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bo’s has also increased its delivery zone from 96th Street to 136th Street and from Second Avenue to the far west side of Manhattan. The shop is sharing updates on Instagram, and orders can be placed here.
3. Absolute Bagels
New York, NY 10025
The larger-than-average glossy bagels from this popular bakery remain available for pickup. The restaurant is taking orders from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Diners should call 212-932-2052 to order ahead.
4. Bagel Talk
New York, NY 10024
This Upper West Side bagel shop gives nearby Zabar’s a run for its money. Bagel Talk is currently open for takeout only with a limited menu. Diners should go into the store to order in-person anytime from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
5. Tal Bagels
Popular bagel chain Tal Bagels remains open on the Upper East Side at 86th Street for pickup only. Orders can be placed in-person or via phone at 212-427-6811. The Midtown East location at 977 First Avenue is offering delivery via its website here from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
6. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company
Despite its name, this shop only has locations in Manhattan and Queens. Its beloved big, airy bagels can still be ordered for delivery and takeout from the Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company mobile app, or online here. Check Instagram for the restaurant’s weekly cream cheese specials like churro and lemon poppy seed flavors.
This Upper East Side favorite is offering bagels to-go, though hours change daily. The bakery is asking diners to call ahead before coming in to place an order: 212-744-6444.
8. Lots O Bagels
After a 2015 renovation, this decades old Astoria bakery and cafe upped its bagel game, too. Now rainbow bagels and gluten free bagels have joined the fray, plus 17 varieties of cream cheese and its variations. Cookies, pastries, breakfast panini, wraps, and egg breakfasts available. Delivery: grubhub.com, seamless.com
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10. Murray's Bagels
This Greenwich Village stalwart — known for thinner, dense bagels with a crackly crust and interior chew — continues operating from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily for takeout and delivery. Orders can be made online here, by phone at 212-462-2830, or via delivery services like Grubhub, Seamless, UberEats, EatStreet and EzCater.
11. Tompkins Square Bagels
Bagels, flavored cream cheese, sandwiches, and baked goods are available for order on the Tompkins Square Bagels site, as well as DoorDash. Known for its colorful array of cream cheese options, the bagel shop’s delivery menu is quite robust, too.
12. Russ & Daughters
New York institution Russ & Daughters is offering pickup and courier delivery services at its Lower East Side location. Pickup orders should be made two hours in advance, while courier delivery orders require 24 hours advance notice, by calling 212-475-4880 x1. In Brooklyn, orders can be placed through Caviar.
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13. Bergen Bagels
A classic spot for a bagel with schmear, Bergen Bagels remains open for pickup, delivery, and takeout at its Bergen Street (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Myrtle Avenue ( 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) locations. Orders can be placed though DoorDash or Grubhub.
14. Bagel Pub
This neighborhood bagel spot, which has locations in Crown Heights and Park Slope, has an extensive selection of flavored cream cheeses, including bacon cheddar and tofu. Sandwiches, smoothies, and other deli items round out the long menu. Order online.
15. Shelsky's Brooklyn Bagels
This Brooklyn appetizing shop’s small, dense, and chewy bagels are now available for takeout. For Shelsky’s Court Street location, diners should call 718-855-8817 (dial 801) to place an order; for Fourth Avenue, call 718-855-8817 (dial 811).
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16. Bagel Hole
The tiny Park Slope bakery is offering pickup and delivery daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. With a standard menu of bagel classics, some say Bagel Hole serves the city’s very best. Orders can be placed via phone at 718-788-4014 or DoorDash.
17. Tasty Bagels
Tasty Bagels is offering free delivery, including to Staten Island, for a variety of menu items like bagels, breakfast sandwiches, heroes, salads, cream cheese, and cold cut packages. Orders can be placed via phone at 718-236-1389 (extension 302), by email at email@example.com, or through Instagram direct message. The bagel shop is updating delivery options on Instagram daily.
18. Heartland Bagels
Located in Heartland Village, smack dab in the middle of Staten Island, kosher bakeshop Heartland Bagels has been an island favorite for almost 30 years; in fact it won this year’s bagel poll of the Staten Island Advance. After a brief hiatus, the store is reopening April 30. Delivery via doordash.com