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Reviewed September 23, 2021

Unfortunately, my bagel was dry and stale. Maybe it was left over from the previous day. We got it take out left, otherwise, I’d have returned it. Someone else got a bagel here and their’s was quite good. For that reason, I'll rate this average.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed April 30, 2021

We had breakfast bagels here earlier this week and they were decent. The bacon egg, lettuce, tomato and cheese bagel I had was very good. There wasn't as much bacon on it as the one I had the day before at another shop. Both my...wife and daughter enjoyed their bagel with cream cheese. It's all take out right now but there are tables outside.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed December 15, 2020

I first found out about this spot because of Timothee Chalamet-(Timothee if you're reading this I LOVE U) and I had to give it a try. Let me just tell you, this bagel shop went above and beyond my expectations. I got crispy bacon and...an egg on an everything bagel and it was AMAZING. 1000/10 recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020

Tompkins Square Bagels is a great East Village spot. The owner is very welcoming, and I was introduced to some new varieties here

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

Honestly skip it. The manager is rude, a yeller. Not a good way to start the day. They have always been kind of inefficient but the owner used to hang around and smooth the edges. Now they have someone I don't recognize and he yells...and waves his arms. if I wanted to eat with Archie Bunker I'd turn on the TV.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed May 21, 2020

First time trying the heralded bagel/breakfast spot and it did not disappoint! I got The Weezer breakfast sandwich and it may have been one of the tastiest sandwiches I’ve ever had. I won’t spoil what was on it... but if you enjoy a little kick...on your bagel sandwich... and are not a vegan... this is the one for you. The sandwich and my large coffee were about $15, which is reasonable in the area, but steep by national comparison. Nonetheless, it’s worth the visit. Hard to tell during this unprecedented time period... but I imagine during “normal” times this spot is a mob scene. Worth the hype. Would return in a heartbeat. Try the Weezer!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

The BEST bagels! So much choice with such friendly and helpful staff. The cream cheese selection is amazing. If you have some time in a morning, I 100% recommend this place for breakfast. I had a cinnamon and raisin bagel with cookie dough cream cheese...which was just what I needed this morning.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

This is by far the best bagels in New York they are plump they are fresh they are warm and delicious. A wide variety of bagels with a wide variety of fillings to fill those yummy bagels with. The owner Chris is a sweetheart and...the people who work there are very attentive. Highly recommend this bagel store on 2nd Avenue off East12th St. in the East Village.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Best Bagels in NYC! I always stop in for a bagel when I visit the city. The service is great and the bagels are amazing! I also always take a dozen home! They are so nice, they wrap them in Saran Wrap and double bag...them to keep them fresh!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

The line on Saturday was huge, at least 30 people. I waited and was glad I did. The staff was very efficient and friendly and things moved quickly. They seemed happy to be working there. The bagels are so fresh they might still be warm...when you receive them, no need to toast. These bagels are on par with the best I've ever had. Stuffed with fresh ingredients. Even the extras available like Natalie's OJ, the chips, dessert bars, all just heavenly good. And the bagels are only a few dollars. They have pancakes, french toast, omelettes, etc available too and a decent amount of seating. Definitely go for breakfast if you're near Tompkins Square Park.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Delicious fresh bagels! Long lines but worth the wait. A must try while in the area. Bagel and cream cheese and bacon, egg and cheese delicious!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

Lovely bagel establishment. Loads of choice of fillings and bagel buns. Friendly, helpful staff. Quick service. Nice seating area, spacious & clean.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

Went on sunday , been back 3 times since the , their bagels are so good , and staff are very friendly

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

If in mood for a bagel nothing to beat this simple place! Vegetarian and non vegetarians get a good deal, the non vegetarians more so!! Fast in service! Polite in nature! Must have in New York!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

These are the best bagles I've eating in a long time! So many selections for bagels and cream cheeses and other bagel fillings. Just a heads up, it's cash only, no cards.

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5