You’re ready to start off your day. You’ve got a cup of coffee in one hand and a perfectly-toasted bagel spread with cream cheese or butter. What could be better? In Kentucky, you’ll find a variety of bagel shops serving up flavors and combinations you won’t find anywhere else. From bagels topped with cream cheese and lox to hearty bagel sandwiches, here are the best shops in the state!
Bagels at Great Bagel are nothing short of spectacular. Like several traditional bagel shops, you can order an everything, onion, cinnamon raisin, whole wheat, rye or any other bagel your heart desires. They make bagels the way you like as well, toasted or not. Their specialty bagels are where it’s at though, so make sure to order from the menu if it’s your first visit to one of the best bagel shops in Kentucky.
The best bagel and lox in Kentucky can be found at Stella’s Kentucky Deli. If you like toasted bagels with cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onions and capers look no further. Stella’s will hook you up with the most delicious bagel and lox you will find outside of Brooklyn Heights. They also have plenty of other bagel options to choose from, and soups to pair with your selection that will curb your enthusiasm for any other bagel.
Third Street Stuff in Lexington is a premier spot to get a bagel and coffee. They always have multiple bagels waiting to be found by your taste buds. Not to mention, Third Street Stuff, is one of the coolest little coffee shops in Kentucky. The environment and the bagels here are plentiful. Come check out Third Street Stuff today for your very own bagel and fresh cup of java.
Magee’s Bakery is a solid place to start, if you’re in the mood for a home-cooked bagel. Their in-house bakery offers several bagels to choose from which are all reasonably priced. The neighborhood surrounding Magee’s Bakery is also a very friendly place. You should try their avocado bagel plain sandwich with scrambled egg, bacon, Swiss and avocado spread all for $5.75. This bagel is sure to make the rest of your day seem like a breeze!
Heitzman Bakery in Louisville, Kentucky, has been serving the community for over 120 years. They are one of the oldest bakeries in the state. Perfected in their bakery, Heitzman bagels are a well, sought-after favorite among Louisville natives. There is also a good chance that if you find another bagel in the city, they have used Heitzman as their bakers for years.
Opening its doors in 2008, Nancy’s Bagels has always maintained a notable presence in Northern Kentucky. Nancy Haner Grantz created this location in Newport, Kentucky, aside from her original location in Louisville, Kentucky. She wanted to bring to her hometown (Newport) the amazing bagels she has been making in Louisville for several years. With bagel options such as sesame, poppy and pumpernickel–Nancy’s Bagels has a bit of everything for anyone.
Native Bagel Company is the most economical bagel shop you will find in the state. Their prices on bagels and cream cheese are overwhelmingly cheap considering what you get for your money. A garlic bagel with rosemary honey cream cheese can be yours for the low price of $3.