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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Homemade bagels and cream cheese!!

Balsam is one of my favorite neighborhood eateries...I go here every weekend. They have dozens of homemade flavors of both bagels and cream cheese. French Toast bagel with apple cinnamon cream cheese (with real apples in it) or pesto bagel with raspberry jalapeño cream cheese (with real jalapeños... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Allison U
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Farmington, New York
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Farmington, New York
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Balsam is one of my favorite neighborhood eateries...I go here every weekend. They have dozens of homemade flavors of both bagels and cream cheese. French Toast bagel with apple cinnamon cream cheese (with real apples in it) or pesto bagel with raspberry jalapeño cream cheese (with real jalapeños in it!). Vegan options as well. Open until 3pm. Must stop if... More 

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1 Thank Allison U
Rochester, NY
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The bagels are fresh and perfectly made. There is a large assortment of spreads and specialty items. They carry gluten-free which is good when friends need that diet. I know I can get a bread or dessert there for them.

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Thank edward03
Niagara Falls, Canada
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank Mike M
Rochester, New York
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank Tom E
Rochester, New York, United States
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank Bill P
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Allison U
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank pbear160
Rumney, New Hampshire
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank mszwny
Rochester, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
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?