Summit's Best Bagels!


By: Trish


New Jersey and New York are known for having THE best bagels, and other bakery delicious treats! (We're pretty sure that's a fact, right!?) Here are the yummiest spots in Summit to stop by on the way to work, school, or the gym to get your bagel fix! 

Summit Bagel

  • 529 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
  • (908) 273-1800
  • Hours | Mondays-Sundays: 5am-5pm

Located on the west side of Summit, and open for over 10 years now, it has become a Summit “go-to” for delicious, light, and fluffy bagels! If you get there early in the morning, you can get them hot and fresh out of the oven. They are known for their Taylor ham (or sausage), egg and cheese sandwich on a bagel. Their coffee and iced coffee is also very good! Friendly staff, quick and easy to get in and out. No seating, so everything is take-out.

Bagels 4 U

  • 752 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ
  • (973) 379-5691
  • Hours | Mondays-Saturdays: 5am-4pm & Sundays: 5am-3pm

Technically not Summit but right on the line, this local chain generally garners above average reviews, and for some of my friends it is “the place to go for bagels,” with a large variety of flavors, and cream cheeses to choose from! Coffee; both hot and iced, also gets outstanding reviews. Known for their bagel bomb sandwich (which is egg, cheese, any kind of meat and a hash brown). YUM! Has seating if you want to leisurely enjoy your bagel and not eat it on the fly, or wait until you get home. 

Manhattan Bagel Company

Their convenient location in downtown Summit right near the train station makes them a regular spot with the commuters. They have a large assortment of bagels and sandwiches, coffees and juices. In the fall they have a pumpkin cream cheese that everyone raves about!!

Dunkin' Donuts

With three locations in Summit, if you are a Dunkin’ coffee drinker and want a bagel on the side, the bagels here are decent. There is a Dunkin' located very close to the Summit train station as well, making it a convenient go-to for commuters! 

Natales Bakery

  • 185 Broad Street, Summit, NJ
  • (908) 277-2074
  • Hours | Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays-Saturdays: 6am-6pm, Sundays: 6am-3pm

This Summit institution on the outskirts of Summit definitely has good bagels, but when you walk in you are overwhelmed with all the other choices of delights, such as: danishes, donuts, coffee cakes, etc. that you will most definitely end up coming home with more than just a bagel!