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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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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Rochester, New York, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Multiple vegan cream cheeses (and TONS of vegetarian varieties.) The bagels are equally enjoyed just plain as well. Yum. Favorite combo has to be the Salt Bagel with Chipotle Cream cheese. They also offer a variety of vegan/vegetarian lunch options. Favorite has to be the vegan samosa phyllo. Friendly/quick/cheap/clean Lunch options (pick up bagel + lunch for later!)

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Thank Kyle S
Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Love the bagels at Balsam Bagels! Always fresh. Always a great selection of bagel flavors! I take them to out of town friends when I go visit. I am not a fan of cream cheese, so I don't buy that, even though some of the varieties (maple bacon) sound great.

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Thank kad585
Pittsford, New York
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Every single time we get bagels here (4 times in 3 years), there are always a few that have not been cooked through. I just do not get it and because of that, I will not go back again.

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Thank 2foodtravelers
Austin, TX
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I go here whenever I am in town. Great bagels. I usually get the lox on a bagel sandwich. Generous helping of lox, delicious bagel. Great combination.

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Thank cemclellan
Farmington, New York
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Rochester, NY
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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5 restaurant reviews
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

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
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
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

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