clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
A hand clutches a poppyseed covered bagel wrapped with brown wax paper. Inside smoked salmon and a red onion are spilling out.
Grab a hearty bagel breakfast
Common Roots Cafe/Facebook

Where to Find the Best Bagels in the Twin Cities

Crusty, chewy, and spilling over with a good schmear

View as Map
Grab a hearty bagel breakfast
| Common Roots Cafe/Facebook

Is there anything more satisfying than a bagel? The gentle toastiness of the outer crust, the pillowy, doughy goodness hiding on the inside, all topped with a heaping schmear of silky cream cheese. Flawless in its simplest form yet equally as delicious when stuffed with different fillings, bagels are one of the few perfect foods out there, and in the Twin Cities, we have a few select spots that do them justice. Here’s where to find perfect versions of a perfect food in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Read More

St. Paul Bagelry

Copy Link

St. Paul Bagelry is a local favorite, known for their fluffy bagels with just the right amount of chew. Keep it simple with a salt bagel and classic cream cheese or experiment unexpected flavors with a sun dried tomato bagel topped with an olive pimento schmear - either way, it’ll be delicious.

Rise Bagel Co.

Copy Link

Set in the heart of the North Loop neighborhood, Rise has made a splash in the Twin Cities culinary scene for combining an old-world approach to bagel cookery with a trendy, vegan-friendly menu. Grab a rosemary bagel with scallion cream cheese to go, or take a seat and enjoy something a little more adventurous like the Wonton - a toasted sesame bagel loaded with jalapeño cream cheese, sweet and sour sauce, hot mustard and crispy wontons. 

Metal bins filled with bagels. Two signs say they’re “everything,” and “onion.”
These North Loop bagels have been perpetually popular since they first appeared at the Fulton Farmer’s Market in 2014
Rise Bagel Co./Facebook

Common Roots Cafe

Copy Link

Common Roots sets their bagels apart by using the best local, organic ingredients they can find. Don’t miss out on their classic bagel with lox - an open-faced bagel piled high with velvety cream cheese, briny capers, fresh veggies and Nova Scotia lox.

A baking tray filled with plain and everything bagels
Grab fresh-made bagels at Common Roots or in the deli case at the nearby Wedge Co-op
Common Roots Cafe/Facebook

Asa's Bakery

Copy Link

Artist turned baker Asa Diebolt opened this cozy bakery in 2019 after running as a farmer’s market stand for several years. Locals from across the Twin Cities come flocking to Asa’s for a warm New-York style bagel or bialys, the bagel’s roasted onion-filled cousin. Get your order in by Friday for pickup the following Thursday.

An everything bagel split and held in half, showing off the chive blossom and radish cream cheese inside
Begun at a farmer’s market, Asa’s has been a favorite for farm-fresh ingredient toppings
Asa’s Bakery/Facebook

Cecil's

Copy Link

A St. Paul institution, Cecil’s Deli has been serving sandwiches, soups, and (of course) bagels since 1949. Though everything served is delicious in its own merit, the bagel and egg sandwich is particularly drool-worthy: a toasty, buttery bagel filled with a lacy fried egg and house-made pastrami, all topped with melty cheese.

St. Paul Bagelry

St. Paul Bagelry is a local favorite, known for their fluffy bagels with just the right amount of chew. Keep it simple with a salt bagel and classic cream cheese or experiment unexpected flavors with a sun dried tomato bagel topped with an olive pimento schmear - either way, it’ll be delicious.

Rise Bagel Co.

Set in the heart of the North Loop neighborhood, Rise has made a splash in the Twin Cities culinary scene for combining an old-world approach to bagel cookery with a trendy, vegan-friendly menu. Grab a rosemary bagel with scallion cream cheese to go, or take a seat and enjoy something a little more adventurous like the Wonton - a toasted sesame bagel loaded with jalapeño cream cheese, sweet and sour sauce, hot mustard and crispy wontons. 

Metal bins filled with bagels. Two signs say they’re “everything,” and “onion.”
These North Loop bagels have been perpetually popular since they first appeared at the Fulton Farmer’s Market in 2014
Rise Bagel Co./Facebook

Common Roots Cafe

Common Roots sets their bagels apart by using the best local, organic ingredients they can find. Don’t miss out on their classic bagel with lox - an open-faced bagel piled high with velvety cream cheese, briny capers, fresh veggies and Nova Scotia lox.

A baking tray filled with plain and everything bagels
Grab fresh-made bagels at Common Roots or in the deli case at the nearby Wedge Co-op
Common Roots Cafe/Facebook

Asa's Bakery

Artist turned baker Asa Diebolt opened this cozy bakery in 2019 after running as a farmer’s market stand for several years. Locals from across the Twin Cities come flocking to Asa’s for a warm New-York style bagel or bialys, the bagel’s roasted onion-filled cousin. Get your order in by Friday for pickup the following Thursday.

An everything bagel split and held in half, showing off the chive blossom and radish cream cheese inside
Begun at a farmer’s market, Asa’s has been a favorite for farm-fresh ingredient toppings
Asa’s Bakery/Facebook

Cecil's

A St. Paul institution, Cecil’s Deli has been serving sandwiches, soups, and (of course) bagels since 1949. Though everything served is delicious in its own merit, the bagel and egg sandwich is particularly drool-worthy: a toasty, buttery bagel filled with a lacy fried egg and house-made pastrami, all topped with melty cheese.

Related Maps