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“Really good bagels”
Review of Balsam Bagels

Balsam Bagels
Ranked #6 of 49 Bakeries in Rochester
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Soups
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

These are some of the best bagels in the area. They also make several flavors n whole wheat instead of just plain like most places. I am a sucker for their bagel dogs and strawberry cream pastries too.

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Reviewed August 2, 2011

Whenever I take people to Balsam Bagels they always want to go back. The bagels are great but their desserts and soups and delicious too. The owner's wife makes a Mushroom Barley soup that is so hearty and filling, I get it whenever it is on the menu.

Their mulled cider is delicious in the fall. Also the rugelach at the register is unbelievably good. The staff is friendly and efficient, and they make you feel like family. They are just kind people.

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Reviewed April 4, 2008

I'm lucky that Balsam Bagels is in my neighborhood - but even if it wasn't it is worth a drive! Not only are their bagels great but they also have wonderful wraps, soups, breads and pasteries - and great coffee. The bagels are the real deal, crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside - and they offer a wide variety of toppings. The staff is always helpful and friendly no matter how rushed or busy and if they are out of your favorite is it usually baking and will take your order and bring it to your table when it's done. They offer take-out, of course, but you can also enjoy your choice at one of their six tables adorned with flowers in vases made of bagels. If you are traveling this place is very easy to get to - about 1/4 mile off route 590 and plenty of parking.

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Reviewed January 12, 2008

Third best bagels, (Bagel Bin and Bagel Shop are #1 and #2)

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Reviewed December 31, 2007

Good

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