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Bagels from Diamond, one of LA’s oldest bakeries.
Wonho Frank Lee

17 Destinations for Supreme Bagel Satisfaction in LA

Is California really the bagel capital of America?!

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Bagels from Diamond, one of LA’s oldest bakeries.
| Wonho Frank Lee

California has gone bagel mad in recent years, thanks in part to a glowing profile of several LA and SF spots in the New York Times. Thankfully Los Angeles is more than capable of living up to the hype, with trucks, shops, delis, and strip mall setups spread across the Southland serving fantastic bagels. From a growing bagel chain in Woodland Hills to a Fairfax legend to the roving hype machine that is the Yeastie Boys, here’s where to get a great bagel in LA right now.

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Removed: New York Bagel & Deli, Lox of Bagels, Wexler’s, the Bagel Factory

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1. Western Bagel

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7814 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 786-5847
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Western Bagel is more than just a Valley bagel-making legend. The place actually supplies some of the biggest retail names in the country, while still churning out hot and ready options from its many storefronts — including the corporate location attached to the factory in Van Nuys.

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2. East Coast Bagel

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23359 Mulholland Dr
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 223-8532
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While most of Los Angeles is enamored with one-off bagel spots like Courage (the Valley legend Western Bagel and its many outlets notwithstanding), consider hitting up the quietly expansive East Coast Bagel Co. With outlets spanning from Long Beach to Woodland Hills and down into Orange County, this is the kind of growing local chain with endless variety that everybody can get behind.

3. Hank's Bagels

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4315 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 588-3693
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Hank’s Bagels, which opened in Burbank in late 2019, is a mostly takeaway spot with hand-rolled bagels served with schmear or as sandwiches. Owner Trevor Faris has even expanded to nearby Sherman Oaks already, so you know it’s good.

Hank’s bagel sandwich in Burbank on a plastic tray with paper.
Hank’s Bagels
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4. Belle’s Bagels

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5022 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Belle’s Bagels is slinging its wares in the former Côté Est Bistro and Bar space on York Boulevard in Highland Park, playing to massive lines of weekend warriors willing to line up for some of LA’s best bagels.

5. Courage Bagels

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777 N Virgil Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 828-9963
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Is there a hotter bagel in LA right now than Courage in Virgil Village? The sorta-Montreal, sorta-California style fits perfectly with the modern bagel scene. Don’t be afraid if these are crispier and more burnished than your usual bagel place; that’s a good thing.

For a taste of the talk of the town: Courage Bagels.
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6. Unity Bagels

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8400 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Unity is the pop-up bagel stand that could. The small farmers market upstart doesn’t have the legions of followers of some more recently-famous spots, but still turns out delightful combinations like the onion bagel Nemo sandwich with smoked salmon and chive cream cheese, and more. Currently popping up at the Melrose Farmer’s Market and Marina del Rey Farmer’s Market. Check the website for hours.

Unity Bagels bagel with lox in Downtown LA
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7. Yeastie Boys Bagels

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8509 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 288-4126
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The Yeastie Boys bagel truck struck onto the Los Angeles scene a couple of years ago with a new look and lots of attitude. Marrying Jewish grandmother flavors with overclocked egg and cheese preparations and rap lyrics, the place has become a street food staple in no time. Follow the truck on Instagram for the latest schedule.

8. Diamond Bakery L.A.

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335 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 655-0534
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This historic Fairfax bakery supplies bagels to some of the most well-known delis in the city. So why not head straight to the source to score a bag yourself for take-home goodness?

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Bagels from Diamond Bakery
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9. Maury's

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2829 Bellevue Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 380-9380
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There may be no better bagel stop anywhere in Los Angeles than Maury’s. Stop in for a taste of Jason Kaplan’s wares, but know that on busy weekend mornings there will certainly be a wait at the tiny corner shop.

10. The Bagel Broker

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7825 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-1258

Beverly Boulevard option the Bagel Broker has been doing its thing for 30 years, which is plenty of time to establish a loyal following amongst the neighbors in the deeply Jewish community. The breakfast egg sandwiches are a particular hit amongst locals and commuters alike.

11. Brooklyn Bagel Bakery

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2223 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 318-5123
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Brooklyn Bagel Bakery is about as old-school as it gets. For generations LA diners have lined up to score from the small shop in the Westlake area, even after a partial building collapse that left the business on the ropes. Today the small takeaway operation remains a hit with anyone looking for a simple bagel or more robust breakfast sandwich.

12. Pop’s Bagels

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11928 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Pop’s started as a catering operation and kept a stall at Smorgasburg in the Before Times. Now, the onetime pop-up bagel shop owned by Zach Liporace has gone legit, with daily hours in Brentwood. The Brentwood location offers a robust slate of fresh bagels and bagel sandwiches; it also slings fresh gluten-free bagels for those with a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease.

13. Bagel Nosh Deli

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1629 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 451-8771
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Santa Monica’s Bagel Nosh Deli has been serving up the good stuff since the late 1970’s. It’s hard to go wrong with anything at this staple neighborhood gem, but consider the bagel breakfast sandwich if sliding through in the AM hours.

14. Gjusta

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320 Sunset Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 314-0320
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Hip Venice bakery Gjusta seems to do just about everything well. That includes bagels, which come adorned with lox, sprouts, onions, and more. The hardest part is finding a place to sit before devouring the whole thing.

15. Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.

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8732 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 645-2243
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This East Coast chain opened its first LA location in 2011, and alleges its bagels are better because of Brooklyn tap water. This proves challenging in Southern California, but the company’s workaround shows how serious they are. The bagels are made with a proprietary 14-step process.

16. Manhattan Bread & Bagel

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1812 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-7553
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South Bay favorite Manhattan Bread & Bagel is named for the city it’s in, not the island borough on the East Coast. The shop does share plenty of similarities with New York City though, from the quality bagels baked fresh daily to the menu, which includes bialys.

17. 5th Ave Bagelry

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247 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 499-6889

This staple bagel spot on Pine Avenue continues to churn out meals for expectant customers, even as the portside city goes gluten crazy with newer breadmakers like Colossus and Gusto. Stop by for simple options with schmear or more robust lunchtime sandwiches alike.

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1. Western Bagel

7814 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91405
Western Bagel
Wonho Frank Lee

Western Bagel is more than just a Valley bagel-making legend. The place actually supplies some of the biggest retail names in the country, while still churning out hot and ready options from its many storefronts — including the corporate location attached to the factory in Van Nuys.

7814 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91405

2. East Coast Bagel

23359 Mulholland Dr, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

While most of Los Angeles is enamored with one-off bagel spots like Courage (the Valley legend Western Bagel and its many outlets notwithstanding), consider hitting up the quietly expansive East Coast Bagel Co. With outlets spanning from Long Beach to Woodland Hills and down into Orange County, this is the kind of growing local chain with endless variety that everybody can get behind.

23359 Mulholland Dr
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

3. Hank's Bagels

4315 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
Hank’s bagel sandwich in Burbank on a plastic tray with paper.
Hank’s Bagels
Farley Elliott

Hank’s Bagels, which opened in Burbank in late 2019, is a mostly takeaway spot with hand-rolled bagels served with schmear or as sandwiches. Owner Trevor Faris has even expanded to nearby Sherman Oaks already, so you know it’s good.

4315 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505

4. Belle’s Bagels

5022 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Belle’s Bagels is slinging its wares in the former Côté Est Bistro and Bar space on York Boulevard in Highland Park, playing to massive lines of weekend warriors willing to line up for some of LA’s best bagels.

5022 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

5. Courage Bagels

777 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
For a taste of the talk of the town: Courage Bagels.
Courage Bagels
Farley Elliott

Is there a hotter bagel in LA right now than Courage in Virgil Village? The sorta-Montreal, sorta-California style fits perfectly with the modern bagel scene. Don’t be afraid if these are crispier and more burnished than your usual bagel place; that’s a good thing.

777 N Virgil Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

6. Unity Bagels

8400 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Unity Bagels bagel with lox in Downtown LA
Unity Bagels
Farley Elliott

Unity is the pop-up bagel stand that could. The small farmers market upstart doesn’t have the legions of followers of some more recently-famous spots, but still turns out delightful combinations like the onion bagel Nemo sandwich with smoked salmon and chive cream cheese, and more. Currently popping up at the Melrose Farmer’s Market and Marina del Rey Farmer’s Market. Check the website for hours.

8400 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

7. Yeastie Boys Bagels

8509 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Yeastie Boys bagel truck struck onto the Los Angeles scene a couple of years ago with a new look and lots of attitude. Marrying Jewish grandmother flavors with overclocked egg and cheese preparations and rap lyrics, the place has become a street food staple in no time. Follow the truck on Instagram for the latest schedule.

8509 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

8. Diamond Bakery L.A.

335 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
A man holds a tray of bagels of various types during the day inside of a bakery.
Bagels from Diamond Bakery
Wonho Frank Lee

This historic Fairfax bakery supplies bagels to some of the most well-known delis in the city. So why not head straight to the source to score a bag yourself for take-home goodness?

335 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

9. Maury's

2829 Bellevue Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

There may be no better bagel stop anywhere in Los Angeles than Maury’s. Stop in for a taste of Jason Kaplan’s wares, but know that on busy weekend mornings there will certainly be a wait at the tiny corner shop.

2829 Bellevue Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

10. The Bagel Broker

7825 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Beverly Boulevard option the Bagel Broker has been doing its thing for 30 years, which is plenty of time to establish a loyal following amongst the neighbors in the deeply Jewish community. The breakfast egg sandwiches are a particular hit amongst locals and commuters alike.

7825 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. Brooklyn Bagel Bakery

2223 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Brooklyn Bagel Bakery is about as old-school as it gets. For generations LA diners have lined up to score from the small shop in the Westlake area, even after a partial building collapse that left the business on the ropes. Today the small takeaway operation remains a hit with anyone looking for a simple bagel or more robust breakfast sandwich.

2223 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

12. Pop’s Bagels

11928 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Pop’s started as a catering operation and kept a stall at Smorgasburg in the Before Times. Now, the onetime pop-up bagel shop owned by Zach Liporace has gone legit, with daily hours in Brentwood. The Brentwood location offers a robust slate of fresh bagels and bagel sandwiches; it also slings fresh gluten-free bagels for those with a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease.

11928 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

13. Bagel Nosh Deli

1629 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Santa Monica’s Bagel Nosh Deli has been serving up the good stuff since the late 1970’s. It’s hard to go wrong with anything at this staple neighborhood gem, but consider the bagel breakfast sandwich if sliding through in the AM hours.

1629 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

14. Gjusta

320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Hip Venice bakery Gjusta seems to do just about everything well. That includes bagels, which come adorned with lox, sprouts, onions, and more. The hardest part is finding a place to sit before devouring the whole thing.

320 Sunset Ave
Venice, CA 90291

15. Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.

8732 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

This East Coast chain opened its first LA location in 2011, and alleges its bagels are better because of Brooklyn tap water. This proves challenging in Southern California, but the company’s workaround shows how serious they are. The bagels are made with a proprietary 14-step process.

8732 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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16. Manhattan Bread & Bagel

1812 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

South Bay favorite Manhattan Bread & Bagel is named for the city it’s in, not the island borough on the East Coast. The shop does share plenty of similarities with New York City though, from the quality bagels baked fresh daily to the menu, which includes bialys.

1812 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

17. 5th Ave Bagelry

247 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

This staple bagel spot on Pine Avenue continues to churn out meals for expectant customers, even as the portside city goes gluten crazy with newer breadmakers like Colossus and Gusto. Stop by for simple options with schmear or more robust lunchtime sandwiches alike.

247 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

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