Whether you like your bagels covered with jam, smeared with cream cheese or topped with lox, you just can’t go wrong with the perfect breakfast food: Bagels. Orange County offers a ton of top options of shops serving up freshly baked bagels daily. With so many options, we took a deeper look to give you the best options out there. Next time you have a craving for breakfast, try these bagel shops.
2790 Harbor Boulevard # 118
Costa Mesa, CA
Offering locations in both Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, Bagelmania is known for their delicious bagels, outstanding customer service, and atmosphere. With a drive thru to boot, it makes the experience that much more enjoyable too. In addition to bagels offered for all holidays including hearts (Valentine’s Day), green bagels for St. Patricks Day, and more, they also offer all of the staple bagels such as plain, egg, onion, sesame, poppy, salt, garlic, honey raisin, blueberry, sourdough and much more. Premium coffee as well as 7 different cream cheese options are also a big draw. Bagelmania Coffeehouse prides itself in being a member of the community and a bagel shop that knows each of its customers by name.
East Coast Bagel
14370 Culver Dr
Irvine, CA 92604
From chocolate, blueberry, garlic and cheese bagels to their hugely popular jalapeno bagels along with jalapeno cream cheese, East Coast Bagel delivers on more than one level. Made fresh every day, the bagels here make it impossible to ever get a store bought bagel again. The large racks of bagels you see as you walk in will make you feel like the possibilities are endless too. The Irvine based bagel shop offers easily over 25 options of bagel varieties so you can be sure that there’s something for everyone. Grab a bagel with cream cheese, or make a sandwich.
Bagels & Brew
23052 Alicia Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Additional Locations: Lake Forest & Aliso Viejo
A family owned business since 1994, Bagels and Brew offers the freshest ingredients in their bagels. Making dough from scratch with all natural ingredients is their policy, and with no oils, fats or preservatives added, you can be sure that your bagels will be top notch. The bagel shop, with over 24 fresh baked and boiled bagel variations and 12 homemade cream cheese variations (garden vegetable, salsa, plain, garlic herb and many more) also offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches on bagels as well as specialty deli sandwiches on their delicious bagels. Bagel flavors here include: plain, sesame, the works, poppy, onion, garlic, honey wheat, cinnamon chip, chocolate chip, egg, vegetable, 7 grain and many more. What’s even better than that? There is even free wifi available at each of the 3 Bagels & Brew Orange County locations, so you can enjoy your bagels and surf the internet at the same time!
270 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Serving fresh bagels since 1986, Shirley’s Bagels uses a traditional boil and bake method of making bagels. And, with a dedication to providing the freshest and highest quality bagels around, you’ll know that these made from scratch bagels are no joke. With no preservatives, food colorants, oils or fats, they offer bagels like cinnamon raisin, wheat sesame, whole wheat, 9 grain, jalapeno, sundried tomato, sourdough and many more. In fact, they offer 23 bagel variations made from scratch with all natural ingredients. There are 3 of Shirley’s Bagels locations within Orange County.
The Bagel Shack
777 S. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
Additional Location: San Juan Capistrano
With delicious bagels baked daily, breakfast sandwiches, coffee drinks, smoothies and more, The Bagel Shack is known for its reasonable pricing, different bagel variations and savory cream cheeses. Wherever you are in Orange County, The Bagel Shack offers nearby locations for you to bite into one of their 18 different bagel variations along with 8 different cream cheese varieties. And, with those breakfast and lunch bagels, you’ll have more than just the plain bagel to choose from here. Try the Nacho Chicken lunch sandwich the next time you’re in, it’s delish!
13682 Newport Ave
Tustin, CA 92780
Additional Locations Throughout Orange County
With 23 standard bagel flavors, 10 different varieties of cream cheeses and 10 different kinds of topping variations available, Bagel Me is undoubtedly one of the best bagel shops to stop in for the best bagel varieties in Orange County. From Tustin to East Orange, there are 7 Bagel Me locations throughout Orange County, so stop in one to get a bagel today! You can even order a bagel melt or bagel sandwich to go.