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Bagel Works

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1229 1st Ave, Upper East Side, New York City, NY 10065-6314
+1 212-744-6444
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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1229 1st Ave, Upper East Side, New York City, NY 10065-6314
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

NYC must have the best bagels in the country, and this place always has an amazing supplies of great bagels, salads and muffins. Always fresh, always great service even though the small store.

Thank Kathy786
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Bagelworks on First Avenue is a local shop with a very loyal following. Last Saturday I joined the line which moved very quickly. I had a choice of over a dozen different bagels and at least 25 different toppings. Service was very fast and very...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Definitely a great place to get a good New York bagel, but the service is terrible. Guys that work there very difficult to deal with and usually long lines. Would give it a 5/5 for bagels and 1/5 for everything else

Thank Cbass03
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Have been in Manhattan for over 35 years and have been down the path with bagels and have learned the distinction between the big fat baked bagels and the REAL thing. This is the real deal - this little hole in the wall gives you...More

Thank suzanne v
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Great bagels & spreads. BAGELS ARE MADE RIGHT GERE, IN FRONT IF YOU! No seating, so it's all takeout, altho, one winter, I was doing laundry around the corner & I actually stood inside the bagel store, in a corner, & ate my best-ever, ALWAYS-A-Favorite,...More

Thank NYCityslicker
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Trying to find this place, you will just need to look for the line out the door. It is tiny, so it happens quick with regular locals. Fresh, hot with a nice variety (as far as bagel shops go). You can also order online at...More

Thank emme45
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Arrived at around 10:00 on a Sunday morning to a line that extended out the door and onto the sidewalk. Excellent fresh made bagels with a huge selection of fillers. I had the traditional plain with strawberry cream cheese. Great bagels!

Thank 8davidsons
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Great bagels, rude employees. Most people speak Spanish nowadays, so it shows really poor foresight to ridicule a customer in Spanish while they're standing right in front of you. Delicious bagels, so if you don't speak Spanish I'm sure you'll do just fine.

Thank Jacque P
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Bagel Works is a heavy hitting offering in a very competitive milieu, But judging from the lines that form on weekends, people are willing to wait for a good thing. We do, with pleasure.

Thank Doctor-and-Lawyer
Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This joint is 1st avenue and 66th street, upper east side. Be there just past 7 am to avoid the lineup. Walk up to the Latino behind the counter and be sure to be ready to rattle off your order lest you piss off the...More

Thank sunnyboy9
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Address: 1229 1st Ave, Upper East Side, New York City, NY 10065-6314
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-744-6444
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