The bagel shops locals love

Head to these eight places for the bagels and cream cheese of your dreams.


Adding pastrami to your Lox sandwiches is always a good idea.

Photo via @markx050

There’s nothing like a piping hot cup of coffee on a Saturday morning followed by a bagel stacked with cream cheese and other delectable fillings. Whether you’re a classic breakfast sandwich or a lox bagel kind of person — here’s your go-to guide to local bagel shops around Columbus.

🥯 The Lox Bagel Shop, 772 N. High St. #106
This Short North shop serves hand-rolled bagels you can grab plain with cream cheese or fancy jam or as a variety of Insta-worthy bagel sandwiches. Try this: An egg + cheese sandwich with pastrami and avocado added.

🥯 Sammy’s New York Bagels, available for delivery
“Ohio’s Best New York Style Bagel” is great for bulk bagel orders to eat at home with classic flavors like blueberry, everything, and pumpernickel plus special seasonal flavors (cranberry or pumpkin, anyone?). Bonus: Find these bagels at Katzinger’s Delicatessen.

A bagel with lox and cream cheese held up close to the camera.

A Sammy’s bagel in action at Katzinger’s Deli.

Photo by @katzingersdeli

🥯 Block’s, 6115 McNaughten Rd.
The Bexley location serves up countless bagel varieties like salt, poppy, and apple cinnamon plus lots of bagel breakfast combos. Try this: The Bagel Breakfast, a bagel with a scoop of cream cheese plus a coffee for $3.99.

🥯 Bears Bagels, 4968 Shady Oak Dr.
Currently available for carryout only, this new Hilliard bagel spot opened in 2022 and features bagels that are rested for 24 hours, boiled, then baked. Try this: The rosemary sea salt bagel, one of four signature flavors on the menu.

🥯 Barry Bagels, Multiple locations
With shops in Dublin and Westerville, try a variety of bagel flavors ranging from garlic to vanilla cinnamon. Top your bagel with your choice of meats, egg, or cream cheese spreads like honey brown sugar and southwest jalapeño. Try this: A package of bagel thins can be ordered for $4.99.

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Order a pastrami and havarti bagel from Barry Bagels. | Photo by @barrybagelsdublin

🥯 Broad Street Bagels and Deli, 66 E. Broad St.
Head downtown for bagel breakfast sandwiches or bagels with classic spreads like butter, cream cheese, peanut butter, or hummus. Try this: The Breakfast BLT Sandwich made with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on a bagel.

🥯 Fox’s Bagel & Deli, Multiple locations
Whether you’re in the downtown North Market or craving a bagel in Bexley, Fox’s is a great option with carryout, dine-in, catering, and delivery availability. Order bagel breakfast sandwiches with proteins like lox, corned beef, and vegan sausage or a variety of spreads like scallion or birthday cake. Try this: The #6 Egg bagel sandwich with pepper jack, jalapeños, and pastrami.

🥯 Bonus: Brekkie Shack, 1060 Yard St.
While not a bagel shop, we have to shout out this brunch spot’s cheesy, saucy bagel sandwich for those looking to bite into an extra-gooey everything bagel delight (the “Cheesiest Egg Sandwich” on the menu).

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