It’s easy to just grab a power bar or smoothie or just skip breakfast altogether during a busy morning, but sometimes there’s nothing better than grabbing a quick bagel on your way to the office or before running errands. We’ve assembled a list of five of our favorite bagel spots in the Jacksonville area, unassuming coffee shops, delis, and sandwich shops that make some of the tastiest bagels this side of the Big Apple.
Bagels R Us
A local favorite for a quick, affordable breakfast, Bagels R Us’ scratch-made bagels are perfectly chewy, replicating the flavor and texture of a New York City-style bagel here in Jacksonville. Boasting over a dozen flavors, including classics like everything, sesame and onion; sweeter options like blueberry, cinnamon raisin and chocolate chip; as well as a variety of flavored cream cheeses, like garlic & herb, bacon & cheddar, and apple cinnamon. You’ll never run out of creative and flavorful combinations of bagels and schmear. 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday. Multiple locations. bagelsrusjax.com // @bagelsrusjax
Jax Bread Co.
Though they boast a wide selection of European-style baked goods, don’t overlook the humble bagel at this artisanal bakery, they were recently named the best in Jacksonville by the Florida Times-Union. Using high quality local ingredients and patient, old school baking techniques, Jax Bread Co. works overtime to ensure the quality of their product is unmatched in Northeastern Florida. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 8380 Baymeadows Rd #5, Jacksonville, FL; jaxbread.com // @jaxbread
With mismatched furniture and chalkboard menus, Delicomb has all the hallmarks of a cozy neighborhood coffee shop. In addition to some killer breakfast and lunch sandwich combos, their bagels are a local favorite. Adventurous eaters should try the flavorful Thai Bagel, which is topped with peanut butter, red onion, cucumber, chili flakes and honey. 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. 102 6th Ave. N Jacksonville Beach, FL; delicomb.com // @delicomb
Joint Bagel Company
This St. Augustine gem keeps things simple and elegant, offering up flavorful, well-made bagels, spreads, and breakfast sandwiches using the best available ingredients. Their huge selection of spreads, from simple offerings like peanut butter, Nutella, and cream cheese, to hearty deli options like whitefish salad, nova lox, and chicken salad, help them stand out from other breakfast joints in the area. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 389 Paseo Reyes Dr. Suite 201 St Augustine, FL; jointbagelco.com // @jointbagelco
Bite a Bagel
Crafted from a dough made by former New Yorkers, theses steam baked bagels are a close approximation of what you’ll find in any NYC deli or bodega. Specialty flavors like pumpernickel, wheat, French toast, and ghost pepper are absolutely worth checking out, or just keep things simple and experience bagel paradise with a classic everything toasted with a bit of cream cheese. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday; 105 Nature Walk Pkwy, Suite 108, St. Augustine, FL; biteabagel.com
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