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Balsam Bagels

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups, 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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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great bagels

This is the only place in Rochester that reminds me of the great bagel shops in New York City. The sumptuous bagels are a treat to eat. Very flavourful, well baked, plenty of coverings such as onions or everything. I also like the variety of bagels available. We live quite a distance away but it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Mike M
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is the only place in Rochester that reminds me of the great bagel shops in New York City. The sumptuous bagels are a treat to eat. Very flavourful, well baked, plenty of coverings such as onions or everything. I also like the variety of bagels available. We live quite a distance away but it is worth the trip to... More 

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Rochester, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Balsam Bagels

Address: 288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
Phone Number: 585-482-5080
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups, Bagels

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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 to 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?