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.
🥯 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.
🥯 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 Scramble – a 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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