Bagels, Sandwiches & Coffee: Bagel Shops in Metro Detroit

By: Michael Fossbakk | October 19, 2018

There’s nothing quite like eating a warm bagel that’s fresh from the oven. Spread your favorite cream cheese on it and feel the flavor melt in your mouth. To some, a bagel is just “really thick bread,” but to those that can appreciate the artform that is a bagel, it is a little piece of happiness, baked in an oven to your liking. Now, isn’t that something worth trying?

New York Bagel

Contrary to its name, New York Bagel is actually located in Ferndale. The name, however, is indicative of the care they put into their bagels every morning. There are more than 10 bagel flavors and that’s not counting the salt sticks, caraway twists, raisin twists and bagel sandwiches. You can also find bagel thins to go with one of their many great cream cheese flavors, egg salad, tuna salad, lox and more.

Detroit Institute of Bagels

Located on Michigan Ave. in Detroit, Detroit Institute of Bagels is where you can get your morning bagel fix when you’re downtown. They have traditional bagel flavors, like plain, sesame and salt, but one bagel has my eye: the jalapeno bagel. Why not add a little spice to your morning meal? If bagels aren’t your thing, try one of their salmon dishes, which are available with scrambled eggs, veggies and more.

Detroit Bagel Factory

On the west side of Metro Detroit, you’ll find Detroit Bagel Factory in Livonia. They offer more than 15 bagel flavors, including asiago, pumpernickel, mozzarella, chocolate chip and more. It’s best to get here early because their bagels go fast. If they’ve run out of your favorite, give them 20 minutes to bake a new dozen bagels.

The Bagel Station

This small Wixom shop, located just north of I-96, has everything you need for a great morning bagel/sandwich/coffee run. Try the Breakfast Bagel (egg and sausage on your choice of bagel) if you’re looking for a protein-fueled kick to your morning or maybe an “Everything” bagel with scallion cream cheese to give you a little comfort as you prepare for your day. Whatever you choose, you can count on it to be warm and delicious six days a week (sorry, folks, this one’s closed on Sundays).