January 15 is National Bagel Day! Celebrate by grabbing a bite from one of these Twin Cities’ bagel spots:
St. Paul Bagelry
If you’re looking for a freshly made, local, New York-style bagel, swing by the St. Paul Bagelry. They make their creations from scratch with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. If you aren’t satisfied with just a plain bagel (but who wouldn’t be! They have flavors from pumpernickel to jalapeño), try one of their bagel breakfast sandwiches. An added bonus: If St. Paul (er, Roseville?) is out of your way, don’t fret. They recently opened another location in Minneapolis.
Order online for both St. Paul and Minneapolis locations
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
1702 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville
The self-proclaimed home of the “People’s Bagel,” this unique bagelry is bursting with the fresh spirit of bagel crafting. True to its name—“taïm” means tasty in Hebrew—this South Minneapolis-based bakery is home to a variety of delicious bagel flavors. Try orange cardamom, rosemary & seasalt, or Parmesan & dill, just to name a few.
Order online for pickup/delivery, or sign up for their Bagel Club delivery service
See website for hours
3722 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis
Rise Bagel Co.
The natural inspiration of the word “rise”—from the morning sun to dough in the oven—gave this artisanal bagelry its name. Rise Bagel Co. prides itself on organic and made-from-scratch bagels, spreads, breakfast dishes, and sandwiches. Their bagels are naturally vegan, and ingredients are locally sourced.
Order online for pickup
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
530 N. Third St., Minneapolis
Best friends, culinary enthusiasts, and co-founders of Hark! Cafe, Lisa and Katherine are passionate about making sure all of their creations are 100% plant-based and gluten-free. Of course, that includes their selection of bagels and cream cheese. If you need an option that’s celiac-safe while celebrating National Bagel Day, Hark! Cafe has got you covered.
Order online for takeout
Hours: Tues.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
430 First Ave. N., Ste 150, Minneapolis
Common Roots Cafe
From bagels to breakfast sandwiches, Common Roots Cafe ensures its dishes are made from locally sourced, organic, and fair-trade ingredients. While you can try their yummy breakfast dishes, Common Roots’ bagels are especially popular. Subscribe to their monthly bakery box if you can’t get enough.
Contactless curbside pickup and pre-order deliveries available (up to a 10-mile radius)
Hours: Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
2558 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
Café Cerés recently opened in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis. You’ve got to try the Turkish Bagel, with labneh (a Middle Eastern yogurt with the consistency of soft cheese) and za’atar spice.
Outside the Twin Cities: Try Tandem Bagel, which has locations in Mankato and Northfield. Their bagels (“kettle-boiled and hearth-baked”) use locally sourced ingredients, with fair-trade and organic coffee to boot. (Their locations also use solar power, compost and recycle, and give back to their communities through donations.)