Where to find bagels in San Diego

Don’t skip the most important meal of the day.

Bagel meal with a pickled from a San Diego restaurant

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There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee alongside a bagel stacked with cream cheese and other delectable fillings. Here’s your guide to five top-notch bagel shops around San Diego.

a bagel egg + tomato sandwich with an iced coffee

Spill the Beans’ “Thighmaster” bagel puts red chili + garlic cream cheese on the radar — plus, it pairs perfectly with your morning coffee.

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🥯 Spill the Beans Coffee and Bagels, 555 Market St., Gaslamp

This shop’s adventurous house-made cream cheese + spreads go where few have gone before – offering flavors like wasabi, ginger and soy, or red chili and garlic. For bagels with a waterfront view, check out the location at Seaport Village.

🥯 Big City Bagel Cafe, 1010 University Ave., Hillcrest

Serving New York-style bagels for nearly 20 years, the menu offers everything from sandwiches to açai bowls. However, it is best known for the 5th Avenue Signature Melt a bagel sandwich with turkey, cream cheese, bacon, and more.

🥯 P.L. Bagels, 3704 Voltaire St., Ste. 107, Point Loma

Start your daily grind with a whole wheat everything bagel with garlic-bacon cream cheese. This cash-only spot gets busy on weekends, so grab your favorites early – the strawberry cream cheese is delicious.

rows of bagels

From poppy to pumpernickel — what’s your bagel pick for the day?

🥯 Ben and Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli, 6663 El Cajon Blvd., College Area

Ben and Esther’s serves meals using only vegan ingredients. Creating “lox” from carrots + “whitefish” from hearts of palm, the shop is passionate about cruelty-free products. Swing by the College Area or Oceanside locations for a lox bagel sandwich + potato knish.

🥯 Golden Bagel Cafe, 13289 Black Mountain Rd., Ste. 2, Rancho Peñasquitos

Golden Bagel has been around since 1995 and is known for its Golden Scramblea massive bagel sandwich with two eggs, three cheeses, and choice of meat. Top off your meal with a fresh smoothie blend on your way down to Lake Miramar.

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