July 26 may not be Christmas, but it is arguably the next best day of the year: Bagelfest. Show your appreciation for these doughy, round godsends by patronizing the best bagel joint in your state.
Alabama – Crestline Bagel
Alaska – Alaska Bagels
Arizona – Biff’s Bagels
Swap your smoked salmon for tuna at Biff’s Bagels, where the albacore sandwich is to die for.
Arkansas – Morningside Bagels
California – Bagels and Brew
Colorado – Colorado Bagel Deli & Restaurant
Connecticut – Cohen’s Bagel Company
Delaware – Newark Deli and Bagel
Get a super-stuffed sandwich at Newark Deli and Bagel; we promise you’ll never leave hungry.
Florida – Bagels and Noodles
Georgia – BB’s Bagels
Hawaii – Lox of Bagels
Enjoy the island’s flavors in bagel form at Lox of Bagels with flavors like strawberry-guava or taro.
Idaho – Blue Sky Bagels
Swap your typical asiago bagel for parmesan at Blue Sky Bagels for a not-so-cheesy twist.
Illinois – Barb City Bagels
#SpoonTip: Check out these 26 best BECs in the country.
Indiana – Ripple Bagel & Deli
Celebrate Bagelfest and show your #Hoosier pride at the same time at Ripple Bagel & Deli in Indianapolis with the Indy 500 special.
Iowa – 5 Borough Bagels
Kansas – Pizagel’s Pizza & Bakery
Kentucky – Great Bagel
Louisiana – New York Bagel Company & Cafe
Get 2x the bagel with a side of bagel chips at New York Bagel Company and Café.
Maine – Union Bagel Co.
Get your in a cool shape, like braids or hearts, at Union Bagel Co.
Maryland – Bethesda Bagels
Swap your plain cream cheese for Bethesda Bagels’s strawberry spread for a fruity twist.
Massachusetts – Bagelsauraus
Michigan – Detroit Institute of Bagels
Forget the Institute of Art, the Detroit Institute of Bagels is where it’s at today. One Yelp review reads: “I actually get angry when it’s bagel day and someone brings them in from anywhere other than DIB.” We think this a safe bet for a great Bagelfest celebration spot.
Minnesota – Rise Bagel
Try out one of those nearly-black bagels from Rise Bagel for the most legit poppyseed experience you’ve ever had.
Mississippi – Beagle Bagel Cafe
Have Bagelfest brought to you with Beagle Bagel Cafe’s specialty sandwich platters, which let you binge on the good stuff all day long.
Missouri – B&B Bagel
Montana – Bagels Etc.
Nebraska – Bagels & Joe
Cater your Bagelfest Day with a box (or six) from Bagels & Joe.
Nevada – Reno Daily Bagel
Get with the times at Reno Daily Bagel, whose delicious bagel sandwiches are all newspaper-named.
New Hampshire – Bagel Alley
New Jersey – Bagel Nook
New Mexico – Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe
Spice up your day with some green chili at Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe, which you can get as a bagel flavor or on top.
New York – Black Seed Bagels
North Carolina – Owen’s Bagel and Deli
North Dakota – B.C. Bagels
Get a sweet start to the day at B.C. Bagels, whose cinnamon sugar bagels are the sh*t.
Ohio – Bagel and Deli Shop
Oklahoma – Old School Bagel Cafe
Breakfast sandwiches reign supreme at Old School Bagel Cafe: with thick-cut bacon and gooey cheese, you’ll crave them long into the afternoon.
Oregon – Eisenhower Bagel and Deli
Spice up your Bagelfest Day at Eisenhower Bagel and Deli with the Sriracha bagel.
Pennsylvania – Knead Bagels
The crew at Knead Bagels clearly know how to have a good time, so be sure to recruit them for your holiday festivities.
Rhode Island – Bagel Gourmet
South Carolina – Sully’s Steamers
Get a steamed bagel sandwich at Sully’s Steamers. Sound weird? Just try it, you’ll be a believer.
South Dakota – Black Hills Bagels
Go all out with a burger bagel at Black Hills Bagels for a sandwich that actually holds up.
Tennessee – Proper Bagel
Texas – Wholy Bagel
Utah – The Bagel Project
Make sure your day is jam-packed (I’ll see myself out) with deliciousness at The Bagel Project.
Vermont – Myer’s Bagels
Virginia – VA Bagel
Pretend to be one of the many regulars at VA Bagel and order the classic sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich.
Washington – Eltana
Since the bagels at Eltana are more manageable than the monster sizes most delis serve, you have a legit reason to sample two, three, or ten flavors.
West Virginia – Royalicious Bagel Bakery
It’s about to get real at Royalicious, where you can get a breakfast mashup of BEC and French Toast in a bagel sandwich.
Wisconsin – Bagels Forever
Bagels Forever ships nationwide, so you know it’s the spot to celebrate Bagelfest.
Wyoming – Pearl Street Bagels
The bagels at Pearl Street Bagels are so fresh out the kitchen, you don’t need a toaster. So they don’t have one.