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Nova lox bagel sandwich at Lox of Bagels.
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Matthew Kang

17 Destinations for Supreme Bagel Satisfaction in LA

Who says New York City has all the good bagels?

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Nova lox bagel sandwich at Lox of Bagels
| Matthew Kang

Despite what anyone’s East Coast friend says, Los Angeles boasts a plethora of superb bagel shops. From classic spots with 1950s charm to Valley stalwarts and vibrant newcomers, here now are 17 destinations for supreme bagel satisfaction in Los Angeles. Special note: if anyone is in the Palm Springs area looking for a terrific bagel, check out Townie, which has some of the most impressive bagels on the entire West Coast.

Added: Courage Bagels, Lox of Bagels, Unity Bagels, Brooklyn Bagel Company

Removed: 5th Avenue, New York Bagels, Bueller’s

A number of LA restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Los Angeles Public Health website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. New York Bagel & Deli

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2216 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-3228

With consistent hours from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, this Wilshire Boulevard bagel shop keeps things comfortable. That’s good news for the longtime Westside locals who frequent the place for familiar flavors like cream cheese, lox, eggs and cheese, and an all-important scoop of potato salad on the side. Open for outdoor seating, delivery, and takeout.

2. 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. Open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

3. 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 — 24 hours a day. Open for takeout and delivery.

Western Bagel
Wonho Frank Lee

4. 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. Open for takeout and delivery.

5. 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. Open for takeout and delivery.

6. Pop's Bagels

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8850 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(323) 903-7481
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Pop’s started as a catering operation and kept a stall at Smorgasburg in the Before Times. Now, the pop-up bagel shop is operating from Culver City’s Platform from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., closed on Mondays. Owner Zach Liporace’s bagels are crispy on the outside with a light interior.

7. The Bagel Factory

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8986 Cadillac Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 837-6046
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With early hours and an appeal to the kosher community, the Bagel Factory takes a stand as one of the best bagel mini-chains in Los Angeles. The place has been using the same secret recipe for decades, expanding slowly into neighborhoods like West LA and Torrance. Open for takeout and delivery.

8. 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.

9. 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
Unity Bagels
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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. Open for takeout and delivery.

11. Lox of Bagels

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24412 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 373-6550
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South Torrance’s busy Lox of Bagels makes all their bagels in house and throughout the day, meaning their smaller batches are very fresh. The lox sandwich is reasonably priced and comes loaded with lettuce, onions, tomato, and capers. This is a no-fuss local bagel shop that does it right.

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Lox of Bagels
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12. 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 is eyeing a second location in nearby Sherman Oaks. Open for takeout and delivery.

Hank’s bagel sandwich in Burbank on a plastic tray with paper.
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13. 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.
Courage Bagels
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14. 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 Tuesday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on weekends from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-ordering and delivery are also available through the pandemic.

15. 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.

16. Wexler's Deli

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317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 620-0633
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While Wexler’s Deli may not make its own bagels on site, they do get a supply from a local purveyor who uses a recipe specifically made for them. The result is a great finished bagel that stands up to some of Wexler’s best stuff, including its famed pastrami. Open for takeout and delivery.

A bagel sandwich cut in half.
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17. 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. The shop opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on weekends, and is closed on Tuesdays. Open for takeout and delivery.

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1. New York Bagel & Deli

2216 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

With consistent hours from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, this Wilshire Boulevard bagel shop keeps things comfortable. That’s good news for the longtime Westside locals who frequent the place for familiar flavors like cream cheese, lox, eggs and cheese, and an all-important scoop of potato salad on the side. Open for outdoor seating, delivery, and takeout.

2216 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

2. 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. Open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

320 Sunset Ave
Venice, CA 90291

3. 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 — 24 hours a day. Open for takeout and delivery.

7814 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91405

4. 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. Open for takeout and delivery.

8732 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

5. 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. Open for takeout and delivery.

1812 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

6. Pop's Bagels

8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Pop’s started as a catering operation and kept a stall at Smorgasburg in the Before Times. Now, the pop-up bagel shop is operating from Culver City’s Platform from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., closed on Mondays. Owner Zach Liporace’s bagels are crispy on the outside with a light interior.

8850 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

7. The Bagel Factory

8986 Cadillac Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

With early hours and an appeal to the kosher community, the Bagel Factory takes a stand as one of the best bagel mini-chains in Los Angeles. The place has been using the same secret recipe for decades, expanding slowly into neighborhoods like West LA and Torrance. Open for takeout and delivery.

8986 Cadillac Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

8. 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

9. 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

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. Open for takeout and delivery.

7825 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. Lox of Bagels

24412 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
Lox of Bagels counter
Lox of Bagels
Matthew Kang

South Torrance’s busy Lox of Bagels makes all their bagels in house and throughout the day, meaning their smaller batches are very fresh. The lox sandwich is reasonably priced and comes loaded with lettuce, onions, tomato, and capers. This is a no-fuss local bagel shop that does it right.

24412 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505

12. 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 is eyeing a second location in nearby Sherman Oaks. Open for takeout and delivery.

4315 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505

13. 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

14. 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 Tuesday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on weekends from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-ordering and delivery are also available through the pandemic.

2829 Bellevue Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

15. 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

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16. Wexler's Deli

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
A bagel sandwich cut in half.
Wexler’s Deli
Stan Lee

While Wexler’s Deli may not make its own bagels on site, they do get a supply from a local purveyor who uses a recipe specifically made for them. The result is a great finished bagel that stands up to some of Wexler’s best stuff, including its famed pastrami. Open for takeout and delivery.

317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

17. 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. The shop opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on weekends, and is closed on Tuesdays. Open for takeout and delivery.

5022 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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