Metro Detroit’s Freshest Bagels

By: Katie Goncalves | February 20, 2023
Assorted bagels from The Bagel Factory Cafe in Troy

Assorted bagels from The Bagel Factory Cafe in Troy

There is something incomparable to the experience of eating a fresh, high-quality bagel from a local bagel shop. The crunchy exterior gives way to a chewy inside with each bite which is perfectly wonderful on its own. Finding a great bagel shop will leave you forever changed and store-bought bagels will be a thing of the past. Here are the best bagel shops in Metro Detroit…


Eastside Bagel

21601 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores

If you love fresh bagels in a wide variety of flavors you have to stop at Eastside Bagel. Their bagels are boiled and then baked for the perfect flavor and texture. They offer almost two dozen different flavors ranging from sweet to savory and they pair wonderfully with their fresh whipped cream cheese.

New York Bagel

Ferndale, West Bloomfield, and Southfield. 

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While the name New York Bagel doesn’t feel very local, this family-owned bagel shop has been around for more than 100 years and is a staple in Metro Detroit. When immigrant Morris Goldsmith took over an existing bagel shop, he named it New York Bagel as a nod to where the bagel was first introduced to the United States. Their bagels are freshly made and come in a variety of flavors as well as bagel sticks and twists.

The Bagel Factory Cafe

5389 Crooks Road, Troy 

The Bagel Factory Cafe is the perfect stop if you’re craving bagels but you might also be interested in an entire meal. They keep their menu simple with fresh bagels and homemade cream cheese, plus sandwiches, salads, and grilled items. Some of the more unique bagel flavors include Spinach Feta, Sundried Tomato, and Cranberry Walnut.

Detroit Bagel Factory

18790 Middlebelt, Livonia

For more than 55 years, Detroit Bagel Factory has been making and serving small-batch bagels fresh from the oven. Every Tuesday is Bagel Day where you can get 13 bagels for just $9.00. Detroit Bagel Factory also serves a variety of deli and breakfast sandwiches.

Sesame bagels hot out of the oven at Detroit Bagel Factory
Bagels hot out of the oven at Detroit Bagel Factory

Detroit Institute of Bagels

4884 Grand River Avenue, 1B, Detroit
Detroit Institute of Bagels was a Detroit hot spot until the pandemic caused them to close their doors. But now they’re back and better than ever, opening in the former Ochre Bakery in Core Town. They’re bringing back their boiled then baked bagels as well as an array of sandwiches and Jewish breads.