The 10 Best Bagel Shops in Ohio!

Bagels aren't just a New York thing anymore, although you can definitely find a delicious New York City-style bagel here in Ohio. But you can also try a few bagels that you'll only find right here in Ohio. Whether you like your bagels with butter, cream cheese, jelly, lox, or just plain, you're sure to find what you're looking for in Ohio!

1. Bagel & Deli Shop, Oxford, OH

Since 1975, Bagel & Deli Shop has been one of uptown Oxford's favorite attractions, and it might just have something to do with their world-renowned steamed bagel sandwiches and subs. They have well above 90 different unique specialty sandwiches for both the meat-eaters and vegetarians alike in your family.

2. Sammy's Bagels, Columbus, OH

Sammy's New York Bagels have been voted the “Best Bagel in Ohio” multiple times. They're made in small batches with all natural products, and they're kettle-boiled to ensure a glistening outside and a soft and chewy inside. They also have a menu of cakes and other pastries, and offer free delivery to the central Ohio area.

3. Einstein Bros Bagels, Akron, OH

Einstein Bros is there to provide you with freshly-baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, coffee and more. They offer a catering service and if you sign up for their Schmear Society Club, you can even get free bagels and schmear. They get to the store every day at 2 a.m. to start baking fresh bagels, and make a new batch every four hours, so you'll never get a stale bagel.

4. Bruegger's Bagels, Dublin, OH

Bruegger's understands that New York City is the place to find the most authentic and world's best tasting, which is why they've modeled their bagels after New York's since they opened in 1983 using the time-honored, traditional methods that make those bagels what they are. Kettle-boiling and baking in a real stone hearth oven, Bruegger's Bagels just might be as close as you can get to an authentic New York bagel without actually going there.

5. Block's Bagels, Columbus, OH

Block's Bagels offers delivery or in-store bagels in almost 30 different styles as well as Kosher-certified bagels, breads, strudels, cookies, and what they call their “Odds and Ends” section with different flavors of bread sticks from “everything-on-it” to sesame, as well as Kaiser rolls, bagel chips, BagelScotti, Halvah, and more!

6. Barry Bagels, Avon, OH

Barry Bagels opened their doors in 1972, but their bagels are really more of a full meal than a simple snack. Some of their sandwiches come with up to a quarter pound of meat, cheese, eggs, veggies, and pretty much anything else you could want to order, so no matter what time of day, and what kind of bagel, you won't be disappointed with Barry Bagels.

7. The Cleveland Bagel Company, Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Bagel Company has been featured on “Cleveland Hustles,” “The Plain Dealer,” “Scene,” and even “The Wall Street Journal.” They proudly claim to be the inventors of the “Cleveland-style” bagel, because not everything has to come from New York, but one thing's for sure, no matter where their bagel comes from, it's delicious.

8. Cornerstone Deli & Cafe, Columbus, OH

The Cornerstone Deli and Cafe in Columbus is famous for high quality meals and generous portions created and served with a passion for delicious food and customer satisfaction. More than just bagels, they offer veggie wraps, hot subs, kids meals, salads and even a pretty delicious sushi selection. And best of all, everything on their menu is affordable and delicious.

9. New York Bagel Deli, Medina, OH

New York Bagel Deli has been family owned and operated since they opened up, and they intend to stay that way. The family grew up in New York City and Philadelphia, where they learned a thing or two about made fresh on the spot bagels and hearty New York style sandwiches. They decided to take what they loved about food in New York City and bring it back to small-town Medina, Ohio. With huge portions and fresh ingredients, New York Bagel Deli in Ohio is a sandwich shop you need to try.

10. Bagel Brothers, Cincinnati, OH

Bagel Brothers started in September of 1990, and they're proud to say that from the very beginning they make their very own cream cheese on-site. Brothers, Nick and John started out with a family-style pizza shop in Clifton, Ohio, but they decided to nix that idea and open up a bagel shop instead, later they brought in their younger sister and her husband to help manage the restaurant, and now, for over 25 years the business has been family owned and operated.

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