Eleven Must-Try Bagel Shops on Long Island


Looking for the best bagel shops on Long Island? These shops serve everything from a classic lox-and-shmear to signature sandwiches

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Bagel Boss: (15 locations) 

Bagel Boss is one of Long Island's most noted shops for bagel lovers. With a total of 15 locations across the Island and NYC, you'll be sure to find something you love here. From signature bagels made right in-house to their delicious bagel bites (mini bagels filled with cream cheese) to fresh baked goods like muffins and cookies. Bagel Boss also serves up fresh made egg sandwiches, pancakes, omelettes and breakfast wraps.   


Bagel Master: Syosset 

For decades, Bagel Master has served the community with fresh baked bagels. Boasting the perfect bagel, Bagel Master’s bagels are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. With more than 20 bagel flavors, a must-try is the Master’s smoked fish options. The quality of their fish is top notch, selling over 300 pounds of smoked fish a week, it’s sure to always be ultimately fresh.    


A&S Bagels: Franklin Square

A&S Bagels are made in authentic New York fashion—kettle broiled, then baked to perfection. The process ensures the crust is always the perfect amount of chewy. A&S offers an array of flavors too. Pick from cinnamon raisin, chocolate chip, French toast, blueberry, sun-dried tomato, jalapeño, pumpernickel and their signature cheddar cheese. 


The Better Bagel: Amityville

The Better Bagel is serving up some unique creations like their sriracha jalapeño bagel and egg bacon asiago cheese flagel. And their spreads are impressive too. Spice lovers will enjoy their jalapeño cream cheese. Looking for a go-to sandwich? Try the famous Breakfast Reuben: (grilled pastrami with melted Swiss cheese fried egg, breakfast Reuben sauce on a pumpernickel rye bagel). For those looking to be a bit healthier try their smashed to order avocado toast.


Bagel Biz: Melville

The family owned bagel store was established in 1995. Since then the store has grown to a 3,800-square-foot store front, baking and shipping thousands of New York’s favorite bagels daily. And out of towners are in luck! Bagel Biz delivers nationwide and also offers monthly bagel subscription boxes. All your favorite flavors can now be enjoyed just about anywhere.  


Better On A Bagel: Miller Place

The generously sized bagels are made from scratch every morning to ensure the highest quality. Though the staff takes it’s bagels seriously, the vibe is laid-back. Case in point: Luckily, bagel and breakfast lovers can afford to sleep in, breakfast sandwiches are served until 2PM daily. 


Bagel Boss: Hewlett

From fresh baked bagel bites (bagels stuffed with cream cheese) to over a dozen flavors of NY style bagels, there is always something for everyone at Bagel Boss. Plus, their vegetable, walnut raisin and nova spread cream cheese are the ultimate toppers to all your bagel favorites. 


Wally’s Bagels: North Babylon

Family-owned and operated for over 25 years, Wally’s Bagels is known to have a long line but locals guarantee it is well worth the wait. From egg to deli sandwiches, the options are endless. Their rainbow bagel is one for the books too!


Bohemia’s Little Bagel Shop: Bohemia

Bohemia’s Little Bagel Shop prides itself on being different amongst the rest. Their bagels are steamed, not boiled, resulting in a softer, lighter bagel. They also offer fresh made twists, flannels and French toast. Best part is, breakfast is served all day from opening to 3PM Monday through Saturday and 1:30PM on Sunday. 


Strathmore Bagels: Ronkonkoma

For those looking to sit and stay a while, look no further than Strathmore Bagels in Ronkonkoma. The shop, which has various locations around the Island, plays smooth jazz and has a tropical aquarium to gaze at. Other locations, including the one in Lake Grove, have live music from time to time. Aside from their delicious bagels, visitors can sit and sink into their fresh made omelets, fresh baked muffins or specialty sandwiches. 


Long Island Bagel Cafe: East Northport (Various locations) 

The Long Island Bagel Café uses their old fashioned recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation of family. The cafe hand rolls, kettle cooks and bake each and every bagel to perfection daily. With 10 locations, Long Island Bagel Cafe serves up something for everyone. From classic egg bagel sandwiches to toasty bagel pizzas.