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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Murray Hill
0.4 miles from Empire State Building
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Reviewed December 12, 2020

My favorite classic bagel spot in Kips Bay. With so many bagel spots to choose from in the city, it's hard to find the ones that actually sell high quality bagels - this place does. I stop here before any long trip for a quick...breakfast, and bring home a dozen bagels every once in a while. If you're in Kips Bay and you're looking for a BEC with SPK that is far better than average, this is where you should go.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed June 30, 2020 via mobile

What a great surprise and great find for delious BAGELS plus other appealing and appetizing toppings. The location is hidden by horrible scaffolding and you must know the address so you can locate this great foodie place. Highly recommended and know you will enjoy! Worth...the trip for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 24, 2020 via mobile

This is the best deli in NYC! I come here for bagels, chicken salad sandwiches. Oh and best of all! Their delivery is prompt and accurate! During covid 19 Crisis finding reliable delivery is important... so folks, look no further! You can call and place...order on phone. They always get specifics right- like eggs over medium, double cheese, hot sauce, lightly toasted onion bagel. Oh yeah. That’s my order! I love love love it here want everyone in nyc to support local... support this amazing establishment during the tough times of covid19. They are kind and authentic. Wishing you the best. I’ll see you at my door for delivery !More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

We visited Bagel & Schmear for breakfast two consecutive mornings- need I say more??!! This spot reminds me of everything your typical NYC bagel spot would be! They only offer a few counter-style seats, but that was not an issue for us as we were...taking our breakfast to go. Bagel and Lox was probably the best I've ever had, followed by a delicious breakfast sandwich the next morning. The other ladies I was with raved about the various cream cheese offerings and how delicious they were. I will always stop by Bagel & Schmear when in the area!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Had a quick breakfast here today with my daughter. Super fresh bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese, and blueberry muffin also went down well. The only seating is on high chairs facing a mirror. Otherwise perfect

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Found this place on Google so decided to drop in for breakfast and yes they have so many varieties of cream cheese. Bagel, toasted with lox cream cheese is divine, add a cup of steamy NY coffee. All good

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020

The picture on the counter of the “house special” won me over. Lox, cream cheese, tomato, onion, capers on your choice of bagel. I did a toasted onion bagel. Absolutely fantastic. I could eat that for every breakfast until the cream cheese killed me. The...coffee wasn’t bad either. Service was quick and friendly. They weren’t rushing people or being terse while folks looked at the menu. It is a tight space though and not much room to eat. The bagels were wrapped well for on the go chowing down. I will go out of my way on my next NYC visit to eat this again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 17, 2020

Alright so we had the pleasure of eating at so many fantastic and diverse places, all met our expectations, but we knew we wanted to try NYC traditional bagels and schmear, and lucky for us it was around the corner of our hotel. Now the...queue was nothing to joke about, we saw it one day and decided to go very earl the next morning to beat it. Fantastic, grab the bagel and eat it walking around. Brilliant.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Don’t let the outside scaffolding ruin this for you. Staff are fantastic, we went on a busy morning where they had maybe 20-30 people in a tiny shop. They knew everyone’s order and the wait was minimal considering. Variety was so good. The bagels themselves...unreal.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

Could live off these bagels! Great service too and varied selection. Pastrami is up there with the best I've had!

Date of visit: December 2019
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January 28, 2019|
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Response from 889ingos | Reviewed this property |
A few for breakfast. More for lunch
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November 5, 2018|
Response from SteLa44 | Reviewed this property |
Like cream cheese or other type spreads and toppings
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Bagels & Schmear is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5