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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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7:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Best BAGELS anywhere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Bill P
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Rochester, New York, United States
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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266 reviews 266 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I just "discovered" this place over the summer. I have driven past it for years and decided to give it a try after the market on a saturday morning. I have been back weekly since then. Best bagles. Great cream cheese. So much variety and selection. Not real friendly service, barely even a forced smile. If this changed, I would... 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?