The Best Bagels & Bagel Shops in New Jersey

Table of Contents North JerseyAdam’s BagelsBagelwich Bagel BakeryFresco’s BagelsHamburg Hot BagelsKinderkamack Hot BagelsMuheisen’s Bagel & DeliTime for a BagelCentral JerseyBagel ChateauThe Bagel ClubBagel PantryCaesar’s Bagels & DeliKettleman’s Bagels & DeliSkolnik’s Bagel BakeryJersey ShoreBagel Bazaar Deli and GrillBageleddi’s Bagel MastersBagel StationBagel Time CafeBroadway Giant Bagel CompanySouth JerseyThe Bagel SpotBagel UniversityMoore BagelsSharky’s BagelsVictoria’s […]

What’s better than a bagel, edible delights that work for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and even dinner! Lucky for New Jersey, we’ve got some of the best bagels in the world. (Even if one of the key ingredients is New York water.) Whether you prefer yours with bacon/ham, egg, and cheese, butter, or cream cheese, we’ve found NJ’s best bagel shops.

From national treasures to true hidden gems, we searched high and low to find New Jersey’s best bagels. Below, you’ll find our statewide selections for the freshest, tastiest, perfectly baked bagels.

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North Jersey

Adam’s Bagels

Location: 655 Westwood Ave, River Vale
Details: At Adam’s Bagels, the food is made to order and cooked right behind the counter. In fact, you’ll see them cracking the eggs right in front of you! The menu includes both breakfast and lunch options, and portion sizes are larger than normal (without the price hike).
Why I like it: The smoked salmon with cream cheese, avocado, and cucumbers on a bagel is perfect for brunch.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Bagelwich Bagel Bakery

Location: 652 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
Details: Bagelwich’s Verona location has been in existence since 1982, and remains a local favorite almost 40 years later. But it’s not just bagels here, you can enjoy breakfast burritos, paninis, and subs, too. There’s also a second location in West Caldwell if that’s more convenient for you.
Why I like it: Their signature variety of bagels and spreads, including the bacon and herb cream cheese.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Fresco’s Bagels

Location: 57 NJ-23 South, Pequannock
Details: Fresco’s Bagels are rolled and baked daily, and you can tell! The end results are breakfast sandwiches you’ll go to bed dreaming about. For instance, the bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel is a fan favorite. Another standout is the French toast bagel dusted with powdered sugar.
Why I like it: Friendly staff, delivery service, and lots of options add to the appeal of Fresco’s.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Hamburg Hot Bagels

Location: 90 NJ-23 South, Hamburg
Details: This place gets rave reviews for both its friendly staff and its delicious bagels. Hamburg Hot Bagels handrolls their bagels as well as bialys (Polish rolls) without any preservatives or oils. They offer a variety of cream cheese flavors, such as scallion, olive, and walnut raisin. Don’t forget to ask about their fresh subs and giant bagels (6’, that’s feet not inches).
Why I like it: You’ll find sweet as well as savory here, with blueberry bagels or blueberry sugar topping.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Kinderkamack Hot Bagels

Location: 935 Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge
Details: Kinderkamack Hot Bagels is a true hole-in-the-wall, only visible to those who know where to look. They have barely any presence online or on social media. But what they do have is a long line out the door every morning on weekends. Lifelong customers swear by these bagels, which are always warm and soft. The croissants aren’t bad, either!
Why I like it: They make bagels from scratch in the back, which you can see from the counter!
More info: You’ll have to stop in for yourself to learn more.

Muheisen’s Bagel & Deli

Location: 29 NJ-31 South, Washington
Details: A firm, slightly crunchy outside with a doughy inside makes Muheisen’s the perfect bagel. You’ll also find generous portions and delicious breakfast sandwiches, like the pork roll, egg, and cheese. In fact, NJ native and famous pop singer Halsey wrote on Instagram that she would “sacrifice my kin for a Muheisen’s French toast bagel.”
Why I like it: Muheisen’s is also a great spot for muffins, cookies, and other pastries.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Time for a Bagel

Location: 680 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains
Details: Let’s be honest, when isn’t it time for a bagel? At Time for a Bagel, you’ll find hand-rolled, perfectly baked dough. In particular, we like the Everything Flagel, a flat bagel with the classic everything bagel spice on top. However, don’t be afraid to try one of their “Deliciously Different” flavors, such as Sundried Tomato or Black Russian.
Why I like it: Mini plain bagels are always available. But if you call the day before, they’ll make your order of mini bagels in any flavor you choose!
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Central Jersey

The Bagel Club

Bagel Chateau

Location: 223 South Ave East, Westfield
Details: Growing up, Bagel Chateau was where you’d find Westfield High School students (like myself) grabbing breakfast or lunch. My order was boring – Taylor ham on a plain bagel – but it was delicious. The bagels are always soft and doughy, and it remains my personal favorite bagel store in the area. Bagel Chateau also makes their own cream cheese spreads.
Why I like it: My pick for lunch is tuna salad on a toasted everything bagel. It comes with potato chips and a pickle…yum!
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

The Bagel Club

Location: 20 Commerce St, Flemington
Details: Serving up bagels that are big and fresh, The Bagel Club has a legion of devoted fans. You may experience wait times when ordering something from the griddle, but their tasty breakfast sandwiches are worth it. If you’re looking for something a little different, try one of their breakfast options on a jalapeno bagel; it will give your morning a kickstart.
Why I like it: The Bagel Club has the largest selection of spreads in New Jersey; with options such as bacon horseradish, mint chocolate, and more.
More info: Click here to visit their website or you can click here to give them a call.

Bagel Pantry

Location: 545 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen
Details: Three Palestinian brothers brought Bagel Pantry to life in 1997, and 20+ years later locals still love it. If you ask us, we recommend the bacon cheddar chive or the smoked salmon cream cheese flavors; either way, the Bagel Pantry isn’t stingy with the toppings! You’ll also find two additional locations in South Plainfield and Millburn.
Why I like it: Customers rave about their everything bagel, and they’re not wrong.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Caesar’s Bagels & Deli

Location: 110 Flock Rd, Hamilton
Details: Caesar’s is another bagel shop that gets rave reviews for its special cream cheese flavors, like Oreo! Locals swear by these bagels and nowhere else, but they also serve pretty great sandwiches, too. For breakfast, order the turkey bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on your choice of bagel. Then for lunch, try the hot Italian sausage with roasted peppers.
Why I like it: Not only are the breakfast and lunch options delicious, but the portion sizes are large.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Kettleman’s Bagels & Deli

Location: 456 Elizabeth Ave, Somerset
Details: All bagels, spreads, and salads are handmade in-house at Kettleman’s each morning. You’ll find all the classic bagel flavors, as well as specialties like Super Cinnamon, Asiago, and Black Russian. Speaking of specialties, try the Garden State; egg whites scrambled with green peppers, tomato, and onion, then topped with avocado and sprouts.
Why I like it: Kettleman’s caters, too, with a full line of bakery products for any occasion.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Skolnik’s Bagel Bakery

Location: 2698 US-22 East, Union
Details: Bagels, croissants (even whole-wheat everything croissants!), pastries and more await you at Skolnik’s. This spot only features a few different options for bagels, but they make each one count. When compared with their signature breakfasts, they make for a divine pairing; for example, try their green omelet with kale and avocado on a sesame bagel.
Why I like it: They also have fresh green juice and smoothies, for a healthy morning boost.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Jersey Shore

Broadway Giant Bagel Company

Bagel Bazaar Deli and Grill

Location: 6101 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township
Details: Yes, this bagel shop is inside a gas station, but don’t let that fool you. Bagel Bazaar is a fast-growing set of bagel shops all in New (primarily central) Jersey. Customers rave about the friendly service and filling breakfast sandwiches, in addition to their many assorted spreads. It also doesn’t hurt that you can fill up your tank on the way to the beach!
Why I like it: Their French toast bagel with maple bacon butter is simply delicious.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.


Location: 1815 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom
Details: Bageleddi’s has been family-owned and operated on Long Beach Island since 1984. They do not skimp on the breakfast sandwich fillings here, so make sure you’re hungry. For something different, try the bagel burger; it’s a cheeseburger and pork roll topped with an over-easy egg on your choice of bagel. It will definitely fill you up.
Why I like it: They serve a colorful rainbow bagel, sure to brighten your day!
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Bagel Masters

Location: 661 Broad St, Shrewsbury
Details: The bagels here are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. That’s because they hand roll and kettle boil each of the doughs they bake fresh daily. You’ll find bagels, bialys, and flat bagels on the Bagel Masters menu, many of them boasting unique flavors; from options like Apple Cinnamon or Bran & Honey to spinach and jalapeno cheddar.
Why I like it: They offer a loyalty program that gets you discounts on future purchases.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Bagel Station

Location: 2407 NJ-71, Spring Lake
Details: Bagel Station serves bagels, homemade soups, and even crunchy bagel chips straight from the oven. We recommend the multigrain bagel with veggie cream cheese from this Jersey Shore staple. But if you want to treat yourself to something special, you can order the smoked salmon bagel sandwich. The name may sound familiar, but this spot is one of a kind!
Why I like it: They also offer gluten-free bagels here.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Bagel Time Cafe

Location: 4600 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood
Details: Fans go wild for Bagel Time’s bagel sandwich with egg whites, avocado, and roasted peppers! But other worthwhile highlights on the menu include the chocolate chip bagel, asiago bagel, and the Nova Bowl. You can find Bagel Time at their three locations in Wildwood, Cape May, and Wildwood Crest.
Why I like it: That Nova Bowl we mentioned? It’s a mound of crispy home fries topped with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, scallions, arugula and cream cheese.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Broadway Giant Bagel Company

Location: 2119 Whitesville Road, Toms River
Details: We love how this store is open bright and early. You can stop in to Broadway Giant Bagels Monday through Friday as early as 5:30 am! (Or 6:00 am on Saturday and 7:00 am on Sunday.) The store is known for its “Heart Attack Sandwich” which is no joke; packed with bacon, sausage, pork roll, deli ham, cheese, and egg on a bagel or roll.
Why I like it: The name says it all and does not disappoint, these bagels are giant!
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

South Jersey

Nutella Bagel from Moore Bagels

The Bagel Spot

Location: 600 Kings Highway N Suite #5, Cherry Hill
Details: You’ll likely encounter a line at this kosher bagel shop, but it’s worth the wait. They boil, then bake their bagels which come in a variety of flavors (and colors). So if you’re looking for a unique flavor experience, you’ll want to stop by The Bagel Spot; after all, doesn’t a blueberry bagel with vanilla and almond cream cheese sound like a sweet treat?
Why I like it: Those with special dietary needs will enjoy the gluten-free bagels and vegan cream cheeses.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Bagel University

Location: 1406 S Main Road #3, Vineland
Details: Bagel University has a masters in menu options; they provide regular bagels, gluten-free bagels, a huge variety of cream cheeses, and seventeen specialty bagel sandwiches. If you bleed white and blue, check out the Seton Hall University Bagel Sandwich; it comes with smoked turkey, Provolone, and roasted peppers with Italian dressing.
Why I like it: They frequently unveil new seasonal flavors, like gingerbread or candy apple cream cheese.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Moore Bagels

Location: 65 E Route 70, Marlton
Details: Moore Bagels is truly a neighborhood bagel shop, run by the Moore family of Marlton. They boast an impressive range of menu flavors, from plain bagels with cream cheese to “The Olga Reuben”; a bagel packed with corned beef and Swiss cheese with Russian dressing and sauerkraut. Full belly aside, they strive to always leave wanting “Moore”!
Why I like it: Moore Bagels offers bagels with Nutella spread for just $3.29.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Sharky’s Bagels

Location: 4 Somerdale Rd, Unit 8, Blackwood
Details: Sharky’s Bagels tends to draw a crowd, but you won’t be disappointed when you get your food. This was the first place I ever found a French toast bagel (six years ago); and it’s still just about perfect today, dusted with powdered sugar and topped with maple butter! They offer all the classic bagels, plus a few fun options like chocolate chip.
Why I like it: Their Facebook page frequently announces sales of 50% off a dozen bagels until closing time.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Victoria’s Bagel Bistro

Location: 3131 NJ-38, Mount Laurel
Details: Serving breakfast all day long, Victoria’s Bagel Bistro has mouth-watering breakfast sandwiches available on fresh, doughy bagels. In fact, the food is so good you should probably call ahead; otherwise, you can expect a wait for your order. Speaking of French toast bagels, locals say this spot has the best in the area.
Why I like it: Victoria’s unexpectedly whips up limited batches of their famous tie-dye bagels now and again.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

Westmont Bagel

Location: 674 W Cuthbert Blvd, Haddon Township
Details: Nat Acchione started Westmont Bagel back in 1993, striving to make the best boiled bagels around. That remains true today, with his daughter and son-in-law running the shop and serving up delicious bagels. You can really feel the love at this family spot. There’s a great variety here, including everything from rye to marble to whole-wheat everything bagels.
Why I like it: Their easy online system makes ordering ahead a breeze.
More info: Look for them online to learn more.

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Top Photo: © Sharky’s Bagels / Facebook
Other Photos (in Order) Courtesy:
Adam’s Bagels / Facebook
The Bagel Club / Facebook
Broadway Giant Bagel Company / Facebook
Moore Bagels / Facebook

Clarita Lorenzano

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