Where to Find Bagels in San Diego

November 15, 2022

Where to Find Bagels in San Diego
Bagel meal with a pickled from a San Diego restaurant

Be right back — we need to grab this bite from BCB Cafe. Photo via @mmmegabites


There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee alongside a bagel stacked with cream cheese and other delectable fillings. Here’s your guide to five top-notch bagel shops around San Diego.

a bagel egg + tomato sandwich with an iced coffee

Spill the Beans’ “Thighmaster” bagel puts red chili + garlic cream cheese on the radar — plus, it pairs perfectly with your morning coffee. Photo via @biteswithbrea


🥯 Spill the Beans Coffee and Bagels, 555 Market St., Gaslamp

This shop’s adventurous house-made cream cheese + spreads go where few have gone before – offering flavors like wasabi, ginger and soy, or red chili and garlic. For bagels with a waterfront view, check out the location at Seaport Village.

🥯 Big City Bagel Cafe, 1010 University Ave., Hillcrest

Serving New York-style bagels for nearly 20 years, the menu offers everything from sandwiches to açai bowls. However, it is best known for the 5th Avenue Signature Melt – a bagel sandwich with turkey, cream cheese, bacon, and more.

🥯 P.L. Bagels, 3704 Voltaire St., Ste. 107, Point Loma

Start your daily grind with a whole wheat everything bagel with garlic-bacon cream cheese. This cash-only spot gets busy on weekends, so grab your favorites early – the strawberry cream cheese is delicious.

rows of bagels

From poppy to pumpernickel — what’s your bagel pick for the day? Photo via @hardcorexfoodie


🥯 Ben and Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli, 6663 El Cajon Blvd., College Area

Ben and Esther’s serves meals using only vegan ingredients. Creating “lox” from carrots + “whitefish” from hearts of palm, the shop is passionate about cruelty-free products. Swing by the College Area or Oceanside locations for a lox bagel sandwich + potato knish.

🥯 Golden Bagel Cafe, 13289 Black Mountain Rd., Ste. 2, Rancho Peñasquitos

Golden Bagel has been around since 1995 and is known for its Golden Scramble – a massive bagel sandwich with two eggs, three cheeses, and choice of meat. Top off your meal with a fresh smoothie blend on your way down to Lake Miramar.


Source: SD Today


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