When a bagel craving hits, there is only one thing to do: seek out the best bagel shop near you, of course (or head to the store and stock up—find our favorite bagel and vegan cream cheese brands here). If you’re looking for a big, juicy bagel sandwich, or you’re more of a simple schmear sort of a person, you’ve come to the right place to find a spot that will satisfy your cravings. We’ve scoured Yelp to find some of the best-rated vegan-friendly bagel spots across the US. Everything below is rated above a four on the popular crowd-sourced review platform, so you can head to the nearest place to you in good faith that you’re about to tuck into the bagel of your dreams. You’re so welcome.

19 of the best vegan-friendly bagel spots in the US, according to Yelp


1 Hank’s

Sherman Oaks, CA

Yelp score: 4.5/5
Vegan option spotlight: Try the Number 4 Bagel Sandwich, with avocado, tomato, pickled onion, radish, salted cucumber, sprouts, and vegan aioli.
Yelp reviewers say: “After trying the bagels, I can understand why they sell out.” “The texture is just right.” “Easily the best bagels in [Sherman Oaks].”
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2 Ess-a-Bagel

New York City, NY

Yelp score: 4/5
Vegan option spotlight: Check out the tofu spread selection, which includes Olive, Raisin Walnut, Sun Dried Tomato Lox Tofu.
Yelp reviewers say: “This is clearly a local favorite.” “The quintessential NYC bagel.” “I will gladly drown in these bagels.”
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3 The Bagelers

Chicago, IL

Yelp score: 4.3/5
Vegan option spotlight: The Gardener bagel, which is loaded with garlic-lemon hummus, red peppers, cucumber, raw onions, and more, is “a true homage to plant-based perfection,” according to The Bagelers.
Yelp reviewers say: “What a cute little spot.” “The bagels are just incredible.” “Warm and cozy, loved it.”
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4 Ben & Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli

Portland, OR

Yelp score: 4.3/5
Vegan option spotlight: It’s hard to pick just one, given that everything on the menu is vegan. Choose from tasty options like The Bensonhurst (with cream cheese, egg salad, cucumber, red onion, and capers), and The Lizzo (which, yes, was actually created by Lizzo) with egg, cheddar, bacon, bacon-scallion schmear, and a jalapeno bagel.
Yelp reviewers say: “Every bite is delicious.” “You won’t be disappointed.” “The selection here is unreal and will blow your mind.”
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5 Maury’s

Los Angeles, CA

Yelp score: 4.3/5
Vegan option spotlight: Try the I’m Vegan (yes, that’s its name), which comes loaded with cultured cashew cream cheese, dill cucumber, tomato, and pickled red onion.
Yelp reviewers say: “This place is so cute and adorable. Highly recommend.” “These bagels have just the right amount of chew to them and so much flavor.” “A go-to spot for excellent bagels and coffee.”
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6 Nervous Charlie’s Bagels

Austin, TX

Yelp score: 4.3/5
Vegan option spotlight: Get the Tree Hugger, which comes with cucumber, spinach, tomato, avocado, and alfalfa sprouts, with flavored vegan cream cheese.
Yelp reviewers say: “Honestly, it was pretty fire.” “The bagels are five star.” “The Tree Hugger was just what I was looking for.”
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7 The Happy Vegan

San Francisco, CA

Yelp Score: 4.2/5
Vegan option spotlight: Hard to choose when there are this many delicious-sounding animal-free options. Check out the Ultimate Bagel (with avocado, tomato, egg, and cheese) and the BLTCC (vegan bacon, lettuce, tomato, cream, and cheese).
Yelp reviewers say: “Amazing, amazing, amazing.” “There isn’t one damn thing I’ve had that I don’t love.” “This place is magic.”
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8 Proper Bagel

Nashville, TN

Yelp Score: 4.3/5
Vegan option spotlight: Get your favorite bagel slathered in vegan cream cheese. Options include Vegan Scallion and Vegan Cinnamon Hazelnut.
Yelp reviewers say: “I’m from [New Jersey], but I have to be honest, this is the best bagel I’ve had.” “Very thankful for the vegan options here.” “10/10 would recommend.”
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9 Blazing Bagels

Seattle, WA

Yelp Score: 4.3/5
Vegan option spotlight: For a breakfast of champions, check out the Vegan Sausage, Egg & Cheese bagel sandwich (made with Impossible sausage!), or opt for classic vegan cream cheese, salad, and avocado.
Yelp reviewers say: “They have vegan schmear! I repeat, they have vegan schmear!” “The food is consistently great.” “Never disappoints.”
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10 Abel’s Bagels

Las Vegas, NV

Yelp Score: 4.5/5
Vegan option spotlight: Get your favorite bagel with plenty of vegan Before The Butcher chorizo and vegan cheese.
Yelp reviewers say: “It definitely has something for everyone.” “Clean, friendly, yummy, and well-priced.” “This is the best bagel I’ve had since leaving New York.”
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11 Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe

Atlanta, GA

Yelp Score: 4.4/5
Vegan option spotlight: You can get more than just bagels at this vegan Atlanta hotspot, but The Kirkwood is a must-try. It features an Everything Bagel with soy cream cheese, kale, tomato, cucumber, and avocado. The Green Goddess, with herb pesto, mozzarella, herb cashew cheese, kale, and avocado, is another popular choice.
Yelp reviewers say: “Our new favorite spot for brunch.” “The Green Goddess was literally one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in my life.” “Vegan or not, this is worth a try.”
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12 Familiars Vegan Coffee Shop

Brooklyn, NY

Yelp Score: 4.5/5
Vegan option spotlight: For something a little different, try the Special Kimchi Bagel with tofu cream cheese, cucumber, shredded carrot, and kimchi (of course).
Yelp reviewers say: “The stars of the show are the bagel sandwiches.” “It’s a blissful breakfast.” “The most delicious vegan bagel sandwiches.”
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13 Layla Bagels

Los Angeles, CA

Yelp Score: 4.4/5
Vegan option spotlight: This Westside Los Angeles hotspot may have a line out the door, but don’t let that intimidate you. The line moves fast and the sourdough bagels are worth the wait. Though they have an avocado-topped vegan-as-is bagel, they also offer vegan cream cheese so you can order most of their chewy bagels vegan. 
Yelp reviewers say: “Incredibly fresh & quality ingredients on top a uniquely chewy thick bagel.” “Literally cannot wait to come back here.” and “This place impressed me so much I returned the next day cause I couldn’t stop thinking about it.”
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14 Belle’s Bagels 

Los Angeles, CA

Yelp Score: 4.3/5
Vegan option spotlight: The Veggwich is the real stand-out on the menu, featuring Just Egg, tomato jam, smashed avocado spread, sprouts, pickled red onions, and Follow Your Heart American cheese. 
Yelp reviewers say: “Paving the vegan cream cheese road to bagel heaven.” “Bagels are soft and JUST RIIIIIGHT.” “Vegan cashew cream cheese is the best I’ve ever had.”
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15 Tompkins Square Bagels

New York City, NY

Yelp Score: 4.3/5
Vegan option spotlight: With six different kinds of vegan cream cheese (and a few other vegan bagel sandwich options), this is a must-stop for vegans in search of a plant-based option in New York. 
Yelp reviewers say: “Bagels are chewy and fillings are really generous.” “Absolutely worth the hype.” “I’ve been to a fair share of bagel chains in the city, but Tompkins knocks it out of the park.”
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16 Los Bagels

Arcata, CA

Yelp Score: 4.1/5
Vegan option spotlight: While you can order any bagel with vegan tofu cream cheese, go for the Cucumbin with vegan cream cheese, cucumbers, larrupin sauce (a Swedish-style mustard-dill sauce), and slug slime (Los Bagels signature mix of roasted onions, crisp garlic, and crunchy seeds). 
Yelp reviewers say: “Hint … add or buy the Larrupin and Slug Slime, always.” “The bagels are top-notch and the coffee is great, too.” “The artistry of these bagels was worth the wait.”
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17 Grindcore House

Philadelphia, PA

Yelp Score: 4.5/5
Vegan option spotlight: Build your own vegan bagels with desired toppings at this all-vegan coffeehouse or go for the baked tofu, mayo, and cheese bagel breakfast sandwich. 
Yelp reviewers say: “Really cool fully vegan breakfast jawn.” “I think about their gluten-free everything bagel with vegan chive cream cheese and iced americano pretty much every other day.” “It’s not ‘good for a vegan place,’ it’s simply really good.”
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18 Liberty Bagels 

New York City, NY

Yelp Score: 4.5/5
Vegan option spotlight: This New York staple has tons of vegan options, choose between four different kinds of tofu cream cheese and dozens of vegan-friendly bagels, including this twisted rainbow-hued creation. 
Yelp reviewers say: “It’s everything you could want in a bagel.” “Liberty Bagels is an absolute gem.” “The bagel was wonderfully chewy with the perfect amount of everything seasoning.”
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19 Goldberg’s Famous Bagels 

Glen Rock, NJ

Yelp Score: 4.2/5
Vegan option spotlight: One of the highest-rated spots in this area of New Jersey, this chain has been churning out bagels since 1949. They offer several vegan-friendly bagels (just steer clear of the egg bagels) and three different kinds of fluffy tofu cream cheese. 
Yelp reviewers say: “You can tell they’re good just by looking at them.” “If you like fattttt bagels that are ever-so-slightly crispy on the outside and deliciously doughy on the inside, this is the PLACE.” “Fresh, tasty, and chewy … extra fluffy bagels.”
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