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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

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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.

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1. Riverdale Bagels

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5650 Riverdale Ave
The Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 601-4502
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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

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235 W 116th St
New York, NY 10026
(917) 902-8345
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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

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2788 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(212) 932-2052

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.

A man in a new year’s hat smiles behind a bagel counter. Robert Sietsema/Eater

4. Bagel Talk

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368 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 875-1267

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

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333 East 86th St #1
New York, NY 10028
(212) 427-6811
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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

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35-09 Ditmars Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11105
(718) 932-8280
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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.

7. Bagelworks

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1229 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 744-6444
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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

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30-05 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106
(718) 267-7777
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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.comseamless.com

9. Ess-a-Bagel

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831 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 980-1010
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A longstanding New York classic, Ess-a-Bagel remains open for delivery and pickup. Orders for hearty breakfast sandwiches and chewy-crusted bagels can be placed online here or via DoorDash.

10. Murray's Bagels

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500 6th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 462-2830
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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

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165 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(646) 351-6520
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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

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179 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 475-4880 ext. 1
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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.

13. Bergen Bagels

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473 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 789-7600
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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

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775 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 774-2243
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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

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453 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 855-8817
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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).

16. Bagel Hole

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400 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 788-4014
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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

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1705 86th St
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 236-1389
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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 tasty86@gmail.com, or through Instagram direct message. The bagel shop is updating delivery options on Instagram daily.

18. Heartland Bagels

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2311 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 761-4289
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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

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1. Riverdale Bagels

5650 Riverdale Ave, The Bronx, NY 10471

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.

5650 Riverdale Ave
The Bronx, NY 10471

2. Bo's Bagels

235 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

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.

235 W 116th St
New York, NY 10026

3. Absolute Bagels

2788 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
A man in a new year’s hat smiles behind a bagel counter. Robert Sietsema/Eater

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.

2788 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

4. Bagel Talk

368 Amsterdam Ave, 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.

368 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024

5. Tal Bagels

333 East 86th St #1, New York, NY 10028

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.

333 East 86th St #1
New York, NY 10028

6. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company

35-09 Ditmars Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11105

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.

35-09 Ditmars Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11105

7. Bagelworks

1229 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10065

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.

1229 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10065

8. Lots O Bagels

30-05 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11106

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.comseamless.com

30-05 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106

9. Ess-a-Bagel

831 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

A longstanding New York classic, Ess-a-Bagel remains open for delivery and pickup. Orders for hearty breakfast sandwiches and chewy-crusted bagels can be placed online here or via DoorDash.

831 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10022

10. Murray's Bagels

500 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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.

500 6th Ave
New York, NY 10011

11. Tompkins Square Bagels

165 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

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.

165 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

12. Russ & Daughters

179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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.

179 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

13. Bergen Bagels

473 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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.

473 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

14. Bagel Pub

775 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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.

775 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

15. Shelsky's Brooklyn Bagels

453 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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).

453 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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16. Bagel Hole

400 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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.

400 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

17. Tasty Bagels

1705 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

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 tasty86@gmail.com, or through Instagram direct message. The bagel shop is updating delivery options on Instagram daily.

1705 86th St
Brooklyn, NY 11214

18. Heartland Bagels

2311 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

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

2311 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314

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