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Miami's Ten Best Bagel Joints: From Mo's to Outrageous to Express

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Bagels are a contentious subject -- particularly in a city as rife with New York influence as Miami. Merely broaching the subject of the doughy breakfast food can lead to a heated debate about the boiling process, a proper schmear, and whether it really is all about the water.

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- Best Bagels: Bagel Express
- Panera Bread vs. Einstein

Though Miami doesn't have New York water flowing from its taps, it does have its fair share of impressive bagel makers. From North Miami Beach to Palmetto Bay, good bagels aren't as hard to find as you might imagine. Here are our top ten South Florida bagelries.

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Image courtesy of Ian H.
10. The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. This Miami Beach mainstay has an in-house water filtration system designed to duplicate New York-style H20. And whatever the case, it works. Winner of Best Bagels in 2011, these treats are crisp on the outside and doughy on the inside.
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Hannah Sentenac
9. House of Bagels & Bialys This pint-size emporium serves bagels, bialys, and other eats in a snug little strip mall. (Bialy are round, doughy rolls, similar to bagels, sans hole.) Reasonable prices and fresh eats keep Palmetto Bay's cravings under control.


Location Info

The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.

1119 5th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

House of Bagels & Bialys

14449 S. Dixie Highway, Palmetto Bay, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bagel Bar East At San Souci

1990 NE 123rd St., North Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Harriet & Bob's Bagel Cove

19003 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL

Category: Restaurant

Mo's Bagels

2772 NE 187th St., Aventura, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bagels & Co.

11064 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Broadway Bagels

13854 S.W. 88th St., Kendall, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Bagel Express

11616 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bagel Emporium

1238 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant


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23 comments
cathymille12
cathymille12

I'm a little shocked that some of these bagel restaurants made the top 10. I believe only 3 of these make their bagels by hand. I know one of the places listed doesn't even deserve recognition because the bagels are ordered from a purveyor. I wish better research was done before selecting. Most places that sell bagels get them from a purveyor. Some come in fresh, some frozen.

MattRMia
MattRMia

Many have great bagels but to me what sets Brooklyn Water Bagel apart is that they not only have my favorite bagels, but also have the best coffee, especially their iced coffee. They call it a Cubsta. The ice cubes are made from coffee instead of water so the drink doesn't get diluted as the ice melts. It's genius!

Brad Beaty
Brad Beaty

Broadway bagels in west Kendall is legit. Their American coffee is the best Kendall.

Jen Rainho
Jen Rainho

Coral bagels is pretty good too. It reminds me of the breakfast places in the north east.

Dai Mercedes
Dai Mercedes

Dude, have you ever had the bagels at Bagel Express? Take a ride out there and find out for yourself hommie. Mark my words: Mind blowing! And what's up w/ hating on Kendall?

Jordan Blum
Jordan Blum

best bagel place in kendall??? you guys have lost it!!

bighead1
bighead1

friendly owners at bagel cove??? the woman who owns it is anything but friendly

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

@phil cubans dont even know whats a bagel?..most bagel shops are owned by jewish people, what the hell are you talking about?? and why do you add hialeah in your comment?

George
George

Outrageous Bagels is by far the best.From the ownership,to the always-friendly customer-service,down to the top notch bagels;consistently high quality experience.The location is impossible to beat.Kendall Drive near everything.Way to go Bob.

momo
momo

I would highly suggest giving Sage Bagel and Appetizing on Hallandale Beach Boulevard a try since obviously they hadn't been sampled prior to drafting this.  They are lightyears ahead of everyone else.

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

Einstein is good enough for bagels, I mean they are only bagels.

Amanda Lynn
Amanda Lynn

No no no no Outrageous Bagel Company is the best!

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

I'll never have a lox bagel, outside NYC or New England... Seems like most bagel shops here, except Einstein Bros, are owned by stingy Hialeah Cubans!! HAVE YOU SEEN THE THIN-MICROSCOPIC SALMON SLICE THEY PLACE ON THEM BAGELS, ALONG WITH 2LBS OF SUBPAR CREAM CHEESE?!?!

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

@MattRMia Hmmm, the Goldilock's effect ? Watered down coffee from pure H2O ice vs too strong from effectively an extra shot ? Deviating from a preferred mix of sugar & creamer can create dissatisfaction either way.

JoseDuran
JoseDuran moderator communitymanager

 @momo Thanks for the recommendation, but this list is limited to bagel shops only within the county of Miami-Dade.

cathymille12
cathymille12

Phil, you need to go to Broadway Bagels there. Owned by Jewish American, REAL bagels that are hand made, boiled and baked in a real bagel oven. Plus Nova and Lox sliced off the fish, not shipped in air sealed bags.

momo
momo

oh, okay, never mind then

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