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Balsam Bagels

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288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
+1 585-482-5080
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Living in Rochester in the 70's and 80's this was the local grocery store. Returning for a visit, it is now a bagel shop!Also has soup, salads, sandwiches and pastries. The common buzz from customers was YUM! Check it out!

1  Thank ACT63
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Huge selection of assorted homemade bagels and cream cheeses. Love that they have many vegan and vegetarian options. The staff was quick and friendly! Can't wait to go back!

Thank landonsmom22
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Lived in Rochester all my life and never tried this place until yesterday! Amazing, so many choices with flavors of bagels and cream cheeses! I love horseradish and they have horseradish cream cheese....the best on a rye bagel or pumpernickel! I also love salted caramel...More

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Balsam Bagels is unpretentious, but a neat local find. Bagels, of all sorts, with different fillings, are supplemented by quiches, soups, etc. Limited seating, much of the business seems to be takeout. Self service is quick, hot items are ready to be zapped. Food was...More

Thank Julian Y
Reviewed December 28, 2016

I was in a hurry to satisfy a family starving for late brunch. Came to Balsam for a dozen bagels and a few sandwiches. Everything was prepared as asked and sold to us with a smile. A very nice experience. The family loved the food...More

Thank MJLRochester_NewYork
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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...More

Thank Kyle S
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...More

Thank kad585
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.

Thank 2foodtravelers
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.

Thank cemclellan
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...More

1  Thank Allison U
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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: +1 585-482-5080
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