Whether you prefer your bagels to be not-so-plain or on the traditional side, Seattle is a bagel town boasting hot spots that offer everything from bold rainbow bagels to high-end bites. In honor of National Bagel Day, here are some of our favorite places to snag the breakfast staple in Seattle.
Known for its wood-fired, Montreal-style bagels, Eltana offers locals a more dense bagel, with eccentric shapes and sizes–no two bagels are the same. The shop offers 10 flavors, including a vibrant rainbow bagel and gluten-friendly options for just $2 per bagel, and luxury toppings include smoked trout and a fig-and-apricot compote, to name a few. In addition to Seattle, you can find Eltana in Stone Way, or have the goods delivered straight to your door.
To learn more about Eltana, visit eltana.com.
Hand-rolled in-house and baked to perfection, Howdy Bagels is a family-owned business with secret recipes to prepare their baked goods and toppings. This Instagram-worthy, colorful spot offers six bagel flavors, such as rosemary sea salt or the everything bagel, with seven unique schmears to complement including cowboy spice, lemony dill and pecan maple. The shop also offers vegan and gluten-free options, in addition to sweet pastries.
To learn more about Howdy Bagels, visit howdybagel.com.
Rubinstein Bagels is the No. 1 go-to stop for locals in the Pacific Northwest. The bagel destination uses only locally sourced ingredients, including its flour. Each bagel is handcrafted with a sourdough base, then kettle boiled and baked in a hearth. Rubinstein’s offers 13 types of bagels, with some fan favorites including chocolate chip, rosemary salt and jalapeno white cheddar. In addition, the menu offers bagel sandwiches, perfect for breakfast or lunch, and a small coffee bar.
To learn more about Rubinstein Bagels, visit rubinsteinbagels.com
With up to 30 flavors (and counting) of New York-style bagels and 17 schmears, Blazing Bagels offers a DIY-style experience perfect for those who like to try and experience new tastes. Each bagel at the spot has been handcrafted with only fresh, locally sourced ingredients and offers a very filling, oversized bite.
To learn more about Blazing Bagels, visit blazingbagels.com.
Though seemingly impossible to get your hands on due to its high popularity, Mt. Bagel in Northern Seattle offers a simplistic menu with to-die-for bagels and schmears. The shop only offers the option to pick up or have your bagel choice hand-delivered. There is no in-person dining and all orders must be placed online on Mondays. Each week, Mt. Bagel features a new lineup of bagel flavors and schmears, giving you a limited time to try the unique flavor of the week and a new experience each time you try a bagel from the hotspot.
To learn more about Mt. Bagel, visit mtbagel.com.
Located in the historic Pike Place Market, Bagelbop is a cozy and adorable bagel shop with a wide selection of bagels, bagel sandwiches and top-notch schmears. Each baked good is made fresh daily with whole, organic ingredients. Some musts to try include the salmon lox and sunshine crab melt, both crafted with capers, onion, cream cheese and fresh seafood delicacies.
To learn more about Bagelbop, visit bagelbop.com.
Open seven days of the week, Grateful Bread is a neighborhood favorite in Seattle for all of its sweet, baked goods but is most known for its homemade bagels and breakfast bagel sandwiches. Grateful Bread offers vegan and gluten-free options, in addition to nine staple flavors (plain, poppy, wheat, etc.) and nine spreads ranging from sweet to savory.
To learn more about Grateful Bread, visit gratefulbreadbaking.com.