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Balsam Bagels

288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
585-482-5080
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Ranked #94 of 1,093 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Bagels, Soups, Sandwiches
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English first
Rumney, NH
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Went into Balsam Bagels a few weeks ago- (Went in there EVERY weekend) But apparently this didnt matter when I walked in with a debit card this time. They ONLY want cash if your not buying more than 5.00 worth of product. - I bought 3 bagels (Usually buy a Dozen- But I was leaving for vacation and didnt want... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

This neighborhood spot has great baked goods all around and nice selections for lunch too. Try the french toast bagels and apple cinammon scones. Yummy!

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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Fast service, great bagels, BUT....the most delicious cookies....cranberry....moist and yummy. The are tables and chairs if you wish to eat there. Mostly, they hustle so you can get to work on time.

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