Where to Find Best Bagels in DC

Bagel prepared in the Barred in DC-style (butter cut into quarters)

Someone (not from NY) posted something about a terrible DC bagel yesterday and it got all the likes. So I thought it would be best to make a list of all the DC proper (that is within the limits of the District of Columbia for the complainers out there) spots that you can get a great bagel. Here are details (hours of operation subject to change). Not in any kind of order.

Last Updated: Aug 4, 2020

Bagel Spots (Bagels is in the Name)

  • Bagels, etc. (Dupont)
    • 6a-4p M-Sat, 6a-3p Sun
    • Pickup only (may be able to call ahead 202-466-7171)
  • Bethesda Bagels (Dupont, Navy Yard in DC)
    • 7:30a-2p daily
    • Pickup: Online preorder preferred, walk-in accepted
    • Delivery: Place by 8p for next day using form ($25 min, $5 fee)  OR UberEats
  • Bullfrog Bagels (Eastern Market, H Street, Brookland, Tenleytown Food Truck)
    • EM: 7a-2p M-F, 8a-2p Sat-Sun; H St: 7a-2p Tue-Sun; Brookland: 7a-1p Fri-Sun; Tenley Truck: 8a-1p W-F, 9a-2p Sat-Sun
    • Pickup: Chownow/Onlne, Text 33733 on Mobile Phone, Online for next day orders
    • Delivery: Doordash, Online for next day/future orders.
  • Pearl’s Bagels (Mt Vernon Square)
    • Thu-Sun 8a-Noon
    • Pickup: Order Online

Recommended Highly-But Bagel is Not in Name

  • Call Your Mother (Park View, Barracks Row, Georgetown)
    • 8a-1p Tue-Sun
    • Pickup: ToastTab/Online
    • Shyne Bagel and challah sandwiches popular

Not Necessarily Just Bagel Spots/Bakery/Deli

  • Baked by Yael (CP/Woodley Park across from zoo, Satellite location in Dupont at JCCC, Farmer’s Markets)
    • 8a-4p daily at main location, 7:30a-noon M-F at JCCC
    • Pickup: Walk-in, Online ($5 min)
    • Delivery: Online ($15 min; shipping available w/ $20 min), possibly UberEats
    • Known for cakepops but bagels are reportedly great
  • Buffalo & Bergen (Capitol Hill, Union Market)
    • 8a-3p W-Sun,  (currently only Capitol Hill)
    • Pickup: Online/ToastTab, Call 202-525-3350
    • Delivery: UberEats
  • So’s Your Mom (Adams Morgan)
    •  7a-4p daily
    • Pickup: Walk-in, call (maybe) 202-462-3666
    • Deli/Cash only
  • GW Deli (Foggy Bottom)
    • 6:30a-4p M-F, 8a-3p Sat
    • Pickup: Walk-in, Online/Ritual
    • Delivery: UberEats
    • Reportedly DC’s best trad’l bacon egg and cheese
  • Sweet Crimes (Logan Circle/U Street)
    • 9a-3p W-F, 10a-2p
    • Pickup: Online (Pickup at Ice Cream Jubilee)
    • Delivery: Online for Next Day/Future, DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates, Shipping Available
  • Bread Bite Bakery (U Street)
    • 8a-4p (closed Wed)
    • Pickup: Grubhub, Call,
    • Delivery: Grubhub

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