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LA’s 5 Best Bagel Shops are Even Better than Bagels In NYC

What’s not to love about bagels? They’re a quick breakfast fave that can be eaten simply with cream cheese, yummy toppings, or you can make them into a sandwich. Our friends on the East Coast might think they do bagels best. But we think these LA bagel joints give them a run for their money.

1. Yeastie Boys Bagels

Various locations in Silver Lake, Studio City, Brentwood, Los Feliz, Venice, DTLA, and Melrose Place

Hours: Vary by location

Yeastie Boys Bagels is famous for its mouthwatering bagels and breakfast sandwiches. Its menu includes the basics, like a bagel and schmear (cream cheese). You can also go big with one of the monster breakfast sandwiches, like The Cheddy Wap (fried egg, bacon, and melted sharp cheddar on a plain bagel). It’s the perfect weekend breakfast and let’s be real – a great hangover cure. Yeastie Boys’ also offers delivery and pickup. Be sure to check out Yeastie Boys’ IG page for their food truck schedules throughout the city.


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2. Courage Bagels

Location: 777 N Virgil Ave., Silver Lake

Hours: Thursday – Monday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There’s a reason there’s always a huge line at Courage Bagels. It’s because their crispy Montreal-style bagels are unlike anything else in LA! Courage specializes in handcrafted bagel sandwiches, with toppings like lox, whitefish, capers, cream cheese, and veggies. If you’d like to experience their bagels, you can only do so from Thursdays through Mondays. And, make sure you get there early since their line gets long fast!


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3. Belle’s Bagels

Location: 5022 York Blvd., Highland Park

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m & Saturdays & Sundays: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m; Closed Tuesdays

Have you ever tried an “Everything-Cacio e Pepe” bagel? You can at Belle’s Bagels in Highland Park. They combine classic bagel faves, along with fun twists on them. New York regs will love their pastrami and whitefish offerings. There are also vegan options. If you don’t have time to wait in line, pickup & delivery are available. But hurry, once they’re sold out, they’re sold out!


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4. GTA (Gjelina Take Away)

Location: 1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice

Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Sunday – Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

GTA knows carbs, and how to make ’em right. They serve a pretty mean pizza, but during breakfast, it’s all about their bagels. Try one of their breakfast sandwiches on a bagel. Veggie lovers can grab a sesame or everything bagel, and top it with cream cheese, sprouts, tomato, avocado, and pickles. It’s the best snack after a morning walk on the beach. You can also order GTA for local delivery or pickup.


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5. The Bagel Broker

Location: 7825 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood & 2201 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles

Hours: Vary by location

We love that The Bagel Broker is family-owned and operated! It adds a special touch to their fresh bagels. Grab your faves, like sesame, water (plain), and everything bagels, or try something different, like their jalapeno or blueberry bagels. The Bagel Broker even has a wide variety of flavored cream cheese to try. Of course, if you’re craving an egg sandwich, you’ll find them here. If you want to grab some for home, they sell bagels by the half-dozen and dozen. The Bagel Broker offers pickup, and catering delivery or pickup.


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Craving even more comfort food? Try our fave LA spots for somedelicious French Fries!

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