Where to Find the Best Bagels in Toronto

Fresh Bagels sign in Canada
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As well as maple syrup, bear claws, and poutine, Canada is known for its fantastic bagels! While Montreal is a mecca for many bagel lovers, Toronto has its own buzzing bagel scene as well. Whether you like to keep it traditional with lox and cream cheese, or mix things up with a pizza bagel, here are three places to find the BEST bagels in Toronto!

St Urbain Bagel

93 Front St E #11

Tucked away in the charming St. Lawrence Market, St Urbain Bagel serves up traditional Montreal-style bagels which are sweeter and denser than a classic Toronto bagel. Expect your bagel to be generously stuffed and choose from a range of traditional and vegan fillings.

Gryfes Bagels

3421 Bathurst Street

Toronto’s oldest bagel shop has been boiling and baking bagels since 1915. This Jewish bagel institution is loved by Torontonians and visitors alike. Gryfe’s bagels are still all made by hand and they’re lighter and fluffier than Montreal-style bagels. Here you can buy any bagel for 85 cents and take it home to enjoy with your favorite toppings.

The Bagel House

1548 Bayview Avenue

Craving a bagel day or night, the Bagel House is the place to go. This bagel bakery is open 24 hours, catering to the night owls and the early risers and everyone in between. They make Montreal-style wood-fired bagels, with a menu that includes all the classics, breakfast bagels and signature sandwiches.