Where to fill up on bagels in Halifax

While bagels can be found just about anywhere these days, finding a truly unique and delicious doughy ring of joy is much more of a challenge. Luckily, Halifax enjoys many bagel spots that offer anything from a classic Christmas raisin ring (bagel purist speak for "cinnamon raisin") to a plain dressed with salmon and cream cheese.

The Nook on Gottingen

2118 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 0C5

Proudly located in the North End, this little shop has become the destination for anyone who enjoys a great cup of coffee and a solid selection of high-quality bagels. Whether it's the smoked salmon bagel or the breakfast bagel sandwich, you're sure to find the right dough ring for you. Additionally, this unique spot even offers semi-private reading nooks so you can enjoy your carbs in peace.

Izzys Bagel

1180 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, NS B4A 1C1

If you're searching for the bagel of your dreams, it's hard to go wrong with a joint that has "bagel" right in its name. And Izzy's Bagel Co. certainly doesn't disappoint. Located in Bedford, this shop offers a staggering amount of cream cheese and bagel options to choose from. Because each of their bagels is a handcrafted masterpiece, you will instantly be able to taste the quality and care that went into making every one from the plain to the everything. You can also buy in bulk so you can stock up on your favourite bagel at any time.

East Coast Bakery

6257B Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A4

For the real deal, you need to go to the source, and East Coast Bakery is where many local cafes and restaurants, including a few on this list, get their daily dose of fresh bagels. When owner Gerry Lonergan isn't baking up a storm, he can often be seen out front of his shop, entertaining passersby with his "Bagel Bagel Bagel" sign. His goal? To put Halifax on the global bagel map alongside the likes of Montreal and New York. The delicious bagels here may well make that happen.

Smiling Goat Organic Expresso Bar

1551D South Park St, Halifax, NS B3J 4B4

If you find yourself unable to make it to Izzy's Bagel Co. in Bedford, you are very much in luck. Smiling Goat Organic Espresso stocks Izzy's very own homemade bagels, so you can enjoy a similar selection downtown. While they do not provide the same cream cheese offerings that are found in Bedford, the bagels will taste just as fresh as they do in their original location.

Julien's Patisserie, Bakery and Cafe

5517 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7

As a popular shop in a popular part of town, you will naturally find this place busy, but it's not just the funky atmosphere that makes it so popular. At Julien's, you can find just about every baked good imaginable, but most importantly, you will find that their extensive bagel selection is sublime. With a perfect mix of crispy exterior and soft interior, every bite you take will be perfection for your taste buds.

The Wired Monk Coffee Bistro

5147 Morris St, Halifax, NS B3J 1A9

As a popular coffee shop in the city's South End, The Wired Monk includes everything you would expect – including a great bagel selection. Whether you want a simple everything bagel with plain cream cheese or a bagel sandwich with ham, egg, cheese and bacon, this place has got you covered. You also won't have any trouble finding some comfortable seating, as this café has two full floors.

Mama Gratti's

5201 Duke St, Halifax, NS B3J 1N9

Found in the Scotia Square food court, this popular spot has been catering to office workers of all stripes for years. While there is a huge menu of options available, you will always be able to find all of the most popular bagel choices and have them prepared to your liking. You can also enjoy their famous breakfast sandwich on a bagel, which includes a variety of different fillings.

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