Bagels are a staple of any great breakfast menu. If you’re looking for scrumptious, made-from-scratch doughy goodness, look no further than Louisiana’s excellent bagel shops. These spots offer everything from New York-style bagels with lox to signature treats you’ll only find in Louisiana. Here are the six best bagel shops in the state, where you can find all your favorite flavors and spreads!
This Jewish and Italian deli in New Orleans has proven to be one of the best in the city. Located in the Lower Garden District they offer traditional and specialty sandwiches with a variety of breakfast items. Their breakfast sandwiches all come on Davidovich bagels from New York City. Get your Davidovich bagel with Acme white fish salad, salmon, plain or flavored cream cheese, butter, jam, and many other ways. They have plain, whole wheat, blueberry, egg, pumpernickel, everything, and all sorts of different flavors of bagels. Their house-made cream cheeses go perfectly with these world-renowned bagels the good owners at Stein’s simply can’t resist.
Making fresh, in-house bagels from scratch every day, this bagel shop in uptown New Orleans is a staple when it comes to bagels in the city. They make them in small batches to ensure quality in their product along with decreasing their amount of food waste on a daily basis. They will tell you that they proudly sell out many times, so if you really want a bagel try to come early. The kettle-boiled bagels come in many varieties such as poppy seed, everything bagel, lox sandwich open, garlic bagel, and an assortment of many other bagels. Sausage, egg, and cheese as well as poppy seed with strawberry cream cheese are more favorites from this local bagel shop.
This restaurant serves up some incredible deli sandwiches piled high with fresh meat, chesses, veggies, and more toppings. The best part is all their sandwiches come on a bagel! The consistent restaurant on Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge serves up a variety of bagels from banana nut to cinnamon raisin and sesame seed that can all be served with a choice of toppings. Gourmet cream cheeses include garden veggie and pecan delight, though their sandwiches are quite delicious as well for those with more of an appetite. Specialty sandwiches include the Manhattan Skyscraper, The Cabbie, and New Orleans’ own invention The Muffaletta served on a sesame seed bagel.
Though specializing in more than bagels, this local bakery puts love and care into each item they make, including the bagels. This old-fashioned place was opened by Hillary Guttman simply because she wanted to have a place where people could come together and their bagels are one of those things that keep customers returning. the marble rye, cinnamon raisin, and garlic onion are some of the specialty bagels they have available, though classics like the Laurel Street Bakery plain bagel are just as delightful. House-made spreads go over perfectly with these well-crafted baked goods. These include sundried tomato, olive pimento, date and honey, shallot, and more! Pick up the Brown Bag Special for the office or a road trip that includes several choices of bagels coming in a half dozen or full dozen!
If you are looking for a fresh made bagel paired with home brewed coffee then Rhino Coffee in Shreveport is the place to be. They serve whole wheat and everything bagels with a choice of cream cheese and butter. Try it with a seasonal fruit cup or yogurt for a wholesome breakfast. Better yet, the bagel and salmon with lemon dill cream cheese, red onion, capers, and tomato makes for the ultimate bagel chow down at this happening spot in north Louisiana.
Putting a Big Easy spin on a Big Apple favorite, this shop on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain serves breakfast all day and has bagels by the dozen ready for any occasion. They are made from scratch as well as kettle boiled every day and served up as authentic New York-style bagels. Their bagel flavors have all the classics like pumpernickel, sesame seed, and everything. Though unique flavors, such as cranberry almond, also spice up the menu. Bagels can be topped with add-ons like melted cheese, hummus, or PB&J. Cream cheeses come in over a dozen different varieties like smoked salmon, honey walnut raisin, and chocolate chip. Served alongside a full breakfast menu with coffee these bagels are a great way to start any day.