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Where to Find the Best Bagels in New Orleans

The top 10 bagels to be found in New Orleans, at bakeries, pop-ups, and for home delivery

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New Orleans, bagel town? Not quite, but the number of local options for the carb-y treat has certainly grown from a decade ago. In addition to a number of bakeries and one dedicated bagel shop — which will be joined this year when Flour Moon opens on the Lafitte Greenway — there are also a few independent kitchens offering the delicacy for pickup, home delivery, or sale at pop-ups and farmers markets. Whether shipped in daily from New York or boiled in a kitchen in New Orleans, here are 10 great options for fresh bagels around the city, arranged geographically as always.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Kosher Cajun NY Deli & Grocery

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This longtime Metairie favorite is a go-to for many things — corned beef, pastrami, white fish salad, lox, chopped liver, matzoh ball soup...all the amazing Jewish specialties that aren’t exactly easy to find in the area. It’s another spot that gets their bagels from New York, and it’s hard to beat Kosher Cajun’s array of bagel accompaniments. Closed Saturdays.

A destination for fresh New York bagels, Italian deli and restaurant Cibo makes it easy to enjoy the delicacy, offering them fresh and frozen. It’s also delivering through Postmates and DoorDash currently, in addition to in-store pickup, to help keep the weekend extra leisurely.

Humble Bagel

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Freret Street’s Humble Bagel has been a staple in the University area for years, supplying breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and coffee to college students and Uptown families. For now it’s New Orleans’s only dedicated bagel shop, but that will change in 2022 when Flour Moon Bagels opens on the Lafitte Greenway. Only open Thursday through Sunday.

Laurel Street Bakery

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Bagels rule the day at this bakery on Broad (the original location was on Laurel Street), which includes a solid selection of freshly made spreads like shallot and bacon, date and honey, pimento olive, and lox.

Gracious Bakery

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Gracious Bakery, with three locations around the city, is good at many things — king cake, pastries, sandwich, cakes, and pies — and bagels. Gracious smokes their lox in house, and the lemon caper cream cheese is brilliant.

Stein's Market and Deli

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New Orleans’s favorite Jewish deli Stein’s has been coming through with New York bagels for ages, one of the first local shops to get them in from a New York supplier. It’s another spot to order a top-notch bagel lox sandwich, bursting with fresh smoked salmon, cream cheese, and capers.

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Leo's Bread

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After selling her beloved bread and bagels at farmers markets, pop-ups, and for home delivery throughout the pandemic, local baker Kate Heller opened her much-anticipated bakery on Bell Street in 2021. Leo’s Bread serves Heller’s gorgeous bagels and bagel sandwiches, croissants, sandwiches on semolina, and daily bread varieties.

Small Mart

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Small Mart has long been known for its New York bagels, which owner Bryant Wilms has shipped from New York. The shop makes an array of freshly made cream cheeses to pair with, as well as high-quality lox, the only non-vegetarian option. If it’s a dozen varied bagels you seek, be sure to order early, as availability declines as the day goes on.

Bywater Bakery

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Bagels are only available on Friday at Bywater Bakery, but they are worth planning your weekend around. Much like anything this joyful Ninth Ward bakery makes, the craft is impeccable and the results divine. Choose to add a spread of schmear or not, just order by 2 p.m. on Friday.

Hell Bent Bagels

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Thank goodness for Lauren Peck’s Hell Bent bagels, the great new bagel kitchen to join New Orleans’s pop-up scene. On Sunday mornings, these awesome versions (and bagel sandwiches) can be found at either Trap Kitchen/the Bywater Market on Poland Avenue, or at Coffee Science’s Sunday market. They also do bagel deliveries, along with tubs of schmear — text 973-704-9322 to place an order, and follow on Instagram for pop-up schedule.

Kosher Cajun NY Deli & Grocery

This longtime Metairie favorite is a go-to for many things — corned beef, pastrami, white fish salad, lox, chopped liver, matzoh ball soup...all the amazing Jewish specialties that aren’t exactly easy to find in the area. It’s another spot that gets their bagels from New York, and it’s hard to beat Kosher Cajun’s array of bagel accompaniments. Closed Saturdays.

Cibo

A destination for fresh New York bagels, Italian deli and restaurant Cibo makes it easy to enjoy the delicacy, offering them fresh and frozen. It’s also delivering through Postmates and DoorDash currently, in addition to in-store pickup, to help keep the weekend extra leisurely.

Humble Bagel

Freret Street’s Humble Bagel has been a staple in the University area for years, supplying breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and coffee to college students and Uptown families. For now it’s New Orleans’s only dedicated bagel shop, but that will change in 2022 when Flour Moon Bagels opens on the Lafitte Greenway. Only open Thursday through Sunday.

Laurel Street Bakery

Bagels rule the day at this bakery on Broad (the original location was on Laurel Street), which includes a solid selection of freshly made spreads like shallot and bacon, date and honey, pimento olive, and lox.

Gracious Bakery

Gracious Bakery, with three locations around the city, is good at many things — king cake, pastries, sandwich, cakes, and pies — and bagels. Gracious smokes their lox in house, and the lemon caper cream cheese is brilliant.

Stein's Market and Deli

Brasted/Eater NOLA

New Orleans’s favorite Jewish deli Stein’s has been coming through with New York bagels for ages, one of the first local shops to get them in from a New York supplier. It’s another spot to order a top-notch bagel lox sandwich, bursting with fresh smoked salmon, cream cheese, and capers.

Brasted/Eater NOLA

Leo's Bread

After selling her beloved bread and bagels at farmers markets, pop-ups, and for home delivery throughout the pandemic, local baker Kate Heller opened her much-anticipated bakery on Bell Street in 2021. Leo’s Bread serves Heller’s gorgeous bagels and bagel sandwiches, croissants, sandwiches on semolina, and daily bread varieties.

Small Mart

Small Mart has long been known for its New York bagels, which owner Bryant Wilms has shipped from New York. The shop makes an array of freshly made cream cheeses to pair with, as well as high-quality lox, the only non-vegetarian option. If it’s a dozen varied bagels you seek, be sure to order early, as availability declines as the day goes on.

Bywater Bakery

Bagels are only available on Friday at Bywater Bakery, but they are worth planning your weekend around. Much like anything this joyful Ninth Ward bakery makes, the craft is impeccable and the results divine. Choose to add a spread of schmear or not, just order by 2 p.m. on Friday.

Hell Bent Bagels

Thank goodness for Lauren Peck’s Hell Bent bagels, the great new bagel kitchen to join New Orleans’s pop-up scene. On Sunday mornings, these awesome versions (and bagel sandwiches) can be found at either Trap Kitchen/the Bywater Market on Poland Avenue, or at Coffee Science’s Sunday market. They also do bagel deliveries, along with tubs of schmear — text 973-704-9322 to place an order, and follow on Instagram for pop-up schedule.

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