As a New York transplant, nothing tugs at my heartstrings quite like a warm, fresh bagel. Luckily for both my nostalgia & hunger, I’m not the only one who appreciates a delightfully chewy bagel and some great bagel shops have taken root in the area! Here are some of the top bagel shops worth a visit in the area:
1796 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Bagelsaurus is a must-visit spot for any bagel lover. Located in Cambridge, this small bakery serves up some of the best bagels in the area. What really sets Bagelsaurus bagels apart is that they are all naturally fermented, just like a classic sourdough. The bagels here come in a variety of flavors, from classic sesame to more unique options like Everything Bagel and Miso Butter. Be prepared to wait in line, as this spot is always busy, but the wait is worth it for the delicious and satisfying bagels.
Closest Location: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Pavement Coffee is another popular spot for delightful bagels. While they are primarily a coffee shop, their bagels are not to be missed and are made-fresh by Pavement daily. They offer a variety of flavors, including the classic plain, as well as more unique options like Jalapeño Cheddar and Cinnamon Raisin.
Forge Baking Company
626 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Located in Somerville, Forge Bakery is a hidden gem when it comes to bagels. They offer a selection of freshly baked bagels in classic flavors like Everything Bagel and Poppy Seed, as well as more unique options like Rosemary Sea Salt and Cheddar Jalapeño. What sets Forge Bakery apart, however, is that their bagels are also naturally fermented, bringing an entirely new dimension of flavor to their bagels.
Whether you’re in the mood for a classic bagel with cream cheese or something more unique, there’s a bagel shop in the area that will satisfy your cravings. Be sure to check out Bagelsaurus, Pavement Coffee, and Forge Bakery on your next bagel adventure.