There’s nothing like starting your day with a deliciously loaded bagel. The doughy delights are a favorite among many, so treat yourself accordingly at one of Miami’s many eateries which would even give the best bagel shops in NYC a run for their money! Whether you like yours toasted with cream cheese or with a bit of an experimental twist, look no further. Get your bagel fix at one (or all) of the following spots:
1. El Bagel
Since opening in 2016, Miamians have lined up outside Matteson Koche’s El Bagel to get their hands on the sourdough goodness. Whether you’re looking for a traditional egg and cheese bagel or something a little more unique like the King Guava (made with guava, cream cheese, egg and potato stix), you can find them all here.
📍 6910 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
As its name implies, options are plentiful at this hearty breakfast spot in Coral Gables. Their homemade bagels pair with tasty toppings like cream cheese, lox and more. Order the Avocado Toast on a bagel to really see what all the hype is about.
📍 1238 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
With several locations across Miami, Toasted Bagelry is helmed by brothers Islam and Khaled Mohammed. What makes them unique is that they make their bagels the old fashioned way, using kosher malt, flour, conditioner and filtered water. Flavors include asiago, sesame, blueberry, whole wheat and more, and there are several different flavored cream cheeses to choose from, like strawberry or jalapeño (if you don’t mind things a little spicy).
📍 Midtown: 180 NE 29th Street, Miami, FL 33137
📍 Brickell: 83 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130
📍 Coral Gables: 3693 SW 22nd Terrace, Miami, FL 33145
Proclaiming to have “the best bagels in America,” this breakfast-centric haven and power-lunch hotspot is famous for their classic, NY-style bagels and lox. Their sandwiches and sliced-to-order salmon are pretty great too, or you can opt for a show-stopping bagel tower with a price tag to match.
📍 Coconut Grove: 3321 Mary St, Miami, FL 33133
📍 Miami Design District: 69 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137
For a true taste of NYC in Miami (yes, we’re talking to all the transplants here), head to Bagel Bar East. For more than 20 years, New York native and owner Steven Hochman has been serving up delectable deli fare, of which includes hand-rolled bagels that are baked fresh every day. There’s over a dozen options to choose from, which you can eat plain or with a smear of cream cheese, jelly or nova spread.
📍 1990 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181
The pastries, bread and bagels at this award-winning Wynwood bakery are considered some of the best around town so they had to be included, of course. There are quite a few options to choose from like a Tuna Salad Bagel, Nova Bagel and Bagel with Nova Cream Cheese. They also sell plain, sesame, everything and poppy bagels by the half dozen.
📍 295 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127
7. Pura Vida
Now hear us out: Pura Vida’s breakfast sandwiches — served all day — are superior. Especially their Perfect Egg Sandwich, made on an artisanal toasted bagel, with pasture-raised eggs, mozzarella, arugula, avocado smash, tomatoes, olive oil and red pepper flakes. If you’re simply craving a bagel, they’ve got those too, in either plain, everything or sesame, slathered with whipped cream cheese.
📍 Find all Pura Vida locations here.