Looking for bagels in Seattle?
East Coasters who have moved to Seattle love to complain about how hard it is to find a proper bagel here. They do exist, however! You just need to know where to look. And who better to ask than the locals? We asked Seattleites to name their absolute favorite bagel spot and ended up with 10 mouth-watering recommendations.
Here are the best bagels in Seattle, according to locals:
1. Blazing Bagels, U District & SODO
Multiple Seattleites recommended Blazing Bagels. One local said: “They remind me of the bagels I had when I lived in NYC – chewy on the inside crunchy on the outside!”
📍2510 NE Blakely St. & 1911 1st Ave S.
2. Mt. Bagel, Madison Valley
Seattleites grieved the loss of Mt. Bagel when they announced their departure from Seattle—but now they’re back! You can find this popular small-batch bagel shop in Madison Valley, although you’ll probably want to check their website for the next preorder date.
📍801 26th Ave E
3. Rachel’s Bagels & Burritos, Ballard
Bagels and burritos? It may seem like an odd combo, but Rachel’s has seen huge success with their innovative business plan. One local said, “I gave them to New Yorkers and they loved them!” (The ultimate bagel test!)
📍5451 Leary Ave NW
4. Rubenstein Bagels, Capitol Hill & SLU
One Seattleite attested, “Born and raised in NJ and Rubinstein is the best.” Another local recommends trying the “salted rosemary with vegan schmear.” A third said they have the best sesame bagel.
📍403 15th Ave E & 121 6th Ave
5. Eltana, Capitol Hill & Wallingford
One Seattleite cast their vote “for the perfect wood-fired poppy seed” bagel from Eltana. Another goes here “for the best unique spreads (both sides are tops! How do they do it).”
📍1538 12th Ave & 3920 Stone Way N
6. Old Salt Fish & Bagels, Fremont
As one local put it, “As a picky jew originally from NJ and NYC who had a bagel in hand out of the womb I’ve become very opinionated about bagels. Old Salt is the only one I’ve had here worth a nod.”
📍3621 Stone Way N
7. Kelly Cannoli, Lake City
Multiple Seattleites suggested this small bagel shop that flies fresh bagels in from NYC every day. Their cannolis are also a big draw.
📍11310 Lake City Way NE
9. Loxsmith Bagels, Beacon Hill & West Seattle
Loxsmith is probably the only place in Seattle where you can get a charcoal bagel! You can also get incredible lox there, as the name would have you hope.
📍2709 17th Avenue South & 5600 Delridge Way SW
10. Westman’s, Capitol Hill & U District
This neighborhood bagel shop calls itself “a love letter to NYC” and bakes their bagels from scratch every day. All of their schmears and spreads are made in-house as well. Find them in Capitol Hill and the U District.
📍1509 E Madison & 5201 University Wy NE
12. Zylberschtein’s, Pinehurst
This Jewish deli and bakery in Pinehurst has excellent bagels along with all the Jewish deli staples you love.
📍 11752 15th Ave NE