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“Unique & Addicting Treat”
Review of Bantam Bagels

Bantam Bagels
Ranked #132 of 388 Bakeries in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood: West Village
Description: Mini bagel balls that are filled instead of topped...amazing right!? The perfect bite for a quick snack on the go, or for your next office meeting, event or party! Change the way you bagel.
Bloomington, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Unique & Addicting Treat”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

We found this place on a food tour and they are wonderful! They are round bagel bites stuffed with various flavors of cream cheeses - all gourmet though, but familiar enough like "French Toast" and a pesto flavor. If you have a nut allergy, just look carefully because several varieties do have some type of nut product in them. A really unique idea that is delicious and will have you craving them!

Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Balls Of Bagels!”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

I checked out Bantam Bagels in the West Village. This little shop houses a wide variety of bagel balls? Bagel holes? Let's just go with Bantams. 

Started by a couple of former Wall Streeters, the idea of Bantam came in a dream...seriously. So, the idea of creating a bite sized bagel, complete with cream cheese, butter, or unique spread inside, came to fruition. They're small enough (about the same size as a donut hole), so you can try lots of different ones. And at just over $1 per Bantam, you can try a whole lot.

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  • Visited November 2013
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Beaver Bank, N.S.
Level 6 Contributor
242 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Very tasty bite size bagel pops filled with many different fillings. Very friendly staff. Will stop in again.

Thank Matthew L
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scottsdale az
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun Bites of Flavor”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

If you find yourself walking in the West Village (and why wouldn't you on a trip to NYC?) stop by the tiny storefront that houses Bantam Bagels and try these bagel bites. They are small (the size of a donut hole) and a little pricey but oh so good Depending on the day there are around 15 varieties and I tried 6 (about $1 each). Without a doubt, my favorite was the decadent Hangover...a cheese egg bagel filled with bacon/cheddar cream cheese. Close 2nd was the Bleecker Street, pizza dough hole with marinara mozzarella cream cheese, topped with a crispy pepperoni slice! They have sweet and savory flavors and I recommend getting them heated. I ate a couple hot out of the oven, sitting on the little bench outside the door, and took a couple back to the hotel. Those were a bit chewy and not as good by that time...the sweet flavors might fair better cold. I think these would also be good for a late night snack (they are open until 2am on the weekends). Looking forward to going back and trying a few more flavors...hope this idea catches on!

  • Visited October 2013
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“Brilliant idea!”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Being from the UK I fell in love with Bagels on one of my first trips to the USA 13 years ago - so on this trip i was very excited that as part of my Manhattan Walking( an eating!) Tour i got introduced to Bantam Bagels ! We simply would not have found this on our own with the masses of food on offer in Greenwich Village but so glad we did !
Real thought has gone into the flavours - my favourites being Grandma Jo Jo and the Jack ( pumpkin bagel with sweet cream cheese filling )
Make sure you try and I will expect to see this becoming a chain very soon its such a fab concept ....just wish they's come to Ireland ( hint hint ;)

  • Visited October 2013
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