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Balsam Bagels

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288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
585-482-5080
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Do you want them pre-bagged from a grocery store, or the real thing?

These bagels and cream cheeses are the real thing! They are hot, fresh and delicious! Enough said! We'll be back again and again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Tom E
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

These bagels and cream cheeses are the real thing! They are hot, fresh and delicious! Enough said! We'll be back again and again!

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Rochester, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

AWESOME bagels and amazing cream cheeses. They have wonderful vegan soups and salads too. I especially love the French Toast Bagels.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I love Balsam Bagels, my boyfriend and I go pretty much every Sunday. Their bagels are fresh and they have so many varieties of bagels/cream cheese. Their desserts are great too, and they have lots of vegan options!

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Balsam Bagels are some of the best bagels I've ever had. Chewy, tasty, they are better than any I've had in NY/NJ.

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Rumney, New Hampshire
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

They are really good bagels with so many kinds to choose from, they also had a ton of flavored cream cheeses to choose from. I had a Bacon egg and cheese on an everything bagel. Again the bagel was great, but the egg was a hockey puck and the bacon was nothing special. If you go get the cream cheese!

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Fairport, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Balsam Bagels is a kosher bakery in Rochester New York. However, Bagels are just a portion of their excellent home made offerings. Sandwiches, wraps, bagel dogs, pastries, even some Greek food too. The bagels are a little unusual in that they are colossal! While baked fresh daily on site, they can be slightly chewier & doughier than your typical bagel.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We've been to Balsam many, many times. It is by far and away the best bagel location in Rochester, NY. Everything from soups to bagel sandwiches are fantastic.

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

What's good about this place is that it is a locally owned bagel shop with crunchy bagels. It's resembles a New York City bagel, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. They also have a great selection of bagels with unique combinations of flavors. It's definitely a place you'd like to try.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

great bagels and soups, lots of vegan options, vegan cheese, vegan soups. Also the sides are good, lentil and chickpea salads. Good selection of juices from Tropicana

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Rochester, New York
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278 reviews 278 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I stop in for lunch periodically and never leave disappointed. Rebecca's soups are simply the best, for variety, ingredients and routine selection. The mushroom barley is my favorite along with her classic chicken. The Russian vegetable had me back three times this week for a 16 oz serving with whole wheat bagel. Thank you for you fresh ingredients, spotless deli... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-482-5080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Soups, Bagels
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?