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Best Bagels In The Sacramento Area

November 15, 2010 6:12 PM

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(credit: Michelle Accurso/

(credit: Michelle Accurso/

Whatever your favorite bagel, enjoy it in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee for the perfect start to your day, or have a as a bagel sandwich for lunch. Here are some great local bagel spots in Sacramento.
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Main Street Bagel Cafe

1125 Riley Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 983-6444

Lunchtime bagel sandwiches are a favorite, with herb turkey a house specialty. Daily specials include the meal-size bagel sandwich (with cucumber slices and alfalfa sprouts) and soup or chips or fruit, a pickle spear and a drink for $7. The toasted cheese garlic is among requested bagel among regulars.

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New York Bagels, Sandwiches, Cafe

10929 Olson Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 631-9509

A traditional New York bagel is boiled before it’s baked, and that’s the case for the New York namesake. Traditional styles are available, but some unusual offerings — walnut cranberry, spinach parmesan and cinnamon apple — have devotees as do the salmon and scallion spreads.
There’s also a good selection of sandwiches, soups and salads.

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Noah’s Bagels

1901 J St #B
(and other locations)
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-5887

With more than 100 locations in Washington, Oregon and California, Noah’s has a huge following who choose from regular fare bagels — sesame, cinnamon raisin and poppy seed. But it’s the unique choices that are unlike any other bagels around — cracked peppercorn, asiago and the everything bagel. They’re all house favorites. Schmears run the full gamut, too. Specialty sandwiches are plentiful creations and there are a half-dozen coffee choices. The midtown location has strong morning crowd, but bagel availability remains steady throughout the day.

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River City Bagels

2546 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 736-1698

It’s nirvana for DMV employees who work across the street, but commuters and neighborhood regulars tout specialty bagels like jalapeno and unique spreads like chunky garlic. River City bagels are boiled before they’re baked. Regulars also know they can only get their bagel fix during restricted hours, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
weekdays. It’s closed on weekends.

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Sacramento Bagel

4701 H St
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 451-9895

There aren’t too many bagel places around that offer cranberry/orange bagels and fresh-squeezed orange juice. But this place, in the former Manhattan Bagels location, which once house Wobbles Drugs, does. It’s a convenience stop for East Sacramento residents or those on the way to work and commuting on H Street. In addition to a variety of bagel sandwiches, there are a lot of catering options and a good deal on day- old bagels, $3 per dozen.

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The Posh Bagel

206 F Street
(and other locations)
Davis, CA 95616

Downtown Davis has a vast selection of casual dining locations, with Posh Bagels as a good choice for vegetarians. It has a vast selection of bagels (and mini bagels), with reasonable prices. It’s open at 6 a.m., a good convenience for students and other early birds. House favorites include the marinara bagel and tomato basil cream cheese.

– James Raia is a freelance journalist living in Sacramento. His work can be found at

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  • jen

    Noahs yes Main Street Bagel no. Main Street bagels have a peculiarly bad taste.

  • kim

    Raley’s bagels are the BEST!

  • Marjorie Shaw

    These are not traditional NY bagels. I came from NY and they tast nothing like a real NY bagel. Do you have traditional NY Jewish bagels???

  • Richard

    Noah’s Bagles is the best. They have a wide selection and they are made fresh daily. Also their coffee is very good as well. I like the Chelsea coffee myself. Plus you can have a wide variety of smears and toppings to go on the bagle. I like the Noah’s Bagle shop in Lohmans Plaza on Fair Oaks Blvd.

  • Heather

    Noah’s are the best for sure-the others don’t even come close!

  • Joan

    Raley’s are the best –

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