Top DC Area Bagel Shops


We all know that DC isn’t New York or New Jersey when it comes to bagels. But, in my opinion, DC does have bagels that can stack up against of the best of them. Bagels are also a great kid-friendly food. They can be a bagel sandwich with egg, cheese, and bacon. They can have various spreads, like peanut butter or cream cheese. You can make a bagel whatever you want to be, which is why they are such family-friendly foods. So when you find yourself craving a bagel, here are some of my go to DC area bagel shops.

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DC Area Bagel Shops

Baked by Yael 3000 Connecticut Ave., NW and various farmers market locations

Nut-free, allergy-friendly, Kosher bakery. They make more than just bagels, so head to them when other baked goods are also needed.

Bullfrog Bagels  multiple DC locations

This bagel shop is located across DC, such as H Street, Brookland, and Foggy Bottom. Pick up a baker’s dozen of these to have on hand for a great breakfast.

Bethesda Bagel various area locations

This shop has been around since the 1980s, and it’s obvious why. A variety of flavors, spreads, and more, these are definitely New York Style.

Call Your Mother various area locations

New locations of Call Your Mother are opening all over the area, and it’s obvious why. Known for their bagel sandwiches, this local chain has even gotten a visit from current President Joe Biden.

Chewish Deli  two locations in Alexandria

Get delicious hand rolled bagels are here. Not only a great spot for bagels, but get sandwiches and catering if needed too!

GW Deli 2133 G St NW, Washington, DC 20037 ·

As a GW alum myself, GW Deli is one of my favorite spots for bagels. Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches are towered high with bacon. It’s a great spot for other goods as well.

Pearls Bagels 1017 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Order ahead of time on the weekend if you don’t want to wait in the long line at this Mt. Vernon Triangle bagelry. Pearls Bagels are made from sourdough starter.

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