Is there anything more satisfying than a fresh bagel? Crispy on the outside, doughy on the inside, slathered with a layer of cream cheese — a heavenly combination, if you ask us. And if you’re on a mission to try the best bagels in Toronto, look no further because we’ve got what you’re looking for right here.

Here are the best spots in the city for fresh bagels loaded with delicious toppings and schmears.

St Urbain Bagel Bakery

You’ll find this irresistibly good bagel joint in St. Lawrence Market. For the freshest oven-baked bagels in the city, St. Urbain is a top contender.

Where: 93 Front Street East, #11

Bagels on Fire

Sound the alarm for Bagels on Fire! This popular spot makes its bagels fresh each day in the wood-fired oven. The bagel sandwiches are to die for!

Where: 2248 Queen Street East & 426 Queen Street West

Kettlemans Bagels

Kettlemans is the go-to spot for hand-rolled Montreal bagels, loaded with all your favourites.

The Ottawa-based chain finally opened its first downtown Toronto location last year, and we could not be happier.

Where: 33 Bathurst Street Unit C

Primrose Bagel Co

This Oakwood spot is always bustling, thanks to its mouthwatering malt boiled bagels, and sandwiches.

Choose from a generous variety of spreads and toppings, and pair your bagel with a hearty soup, salad, or baked treat.

Where: 317A Oakwood Avenue

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What A Bagel

You haven’t tasted your way through Toronto’s best bagels without an obligatory trip to What a Bagel.

The dine-in restaurant has a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu. So, be sure to give that a try before you take your fresh dozen to go.

There are several What a Bagel locations around the city, so you’re bound to find one near you.

Where: See all locations

NU Bügel

This Kensington Market mainstay is known for its always-fresh wood-fired bagels.

The counter-service bakery has a menu full of delicious bagel sandwiches. The breakfast sandwich is our personal favourite!

Where: 240 Augusta Avenue

Gryfe’s Bagels

You’ll have to trek all the way up to North York for this one, but Gryfe’s bagels are nothing short of legendary.

The modest bakery is hiding some of the best bagels this city has ever seen. And it’s been serving Toronto since 1915!

Where: 3421 Bathurst Street

Bagel Time

These delicious Montreal bagels are baked fresh every day, and there are so many varieties worth trying, even gluten-free options!

Where: 584 Danforth Avenue

Now that you know where to find the best bagels in Toronto, it’s time to try them for yourself. Happy noshing!