Looking for the best bagels in Orange County? Look no more, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best bagel spots in the county. From traditional fresh baked bagels to unique recipes and mouthwatering bagel sandwiches, these locations have some of the best bagels in town.
Bagel Me! serves up gourmet fresh baked bagels at six locations in Orange County. Over the years, Bagel Me! has won the award for Best of Orange County multiple times and they are a popular local favorite. The bagel shop offer a well rounded list of menu items including bagels, sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, burgers, omelettes and more. Menus vary by location, with select locations even open for dinner. They have an outstanding variety of bagel options including sourdough, onion, cheese everything, sesame seed, poppyseed, glazer, energy bar, multigrain, jalapeño, very berry, strawberry, blueberry, and chocolate chip. You can also choose from a variety of bagel toppings like peanut butter or lox and cream cheese. Bagel Me! offers an impressive selection of bagel sandwiches. Try the Western Chicken for lunch with an egg bagel, chicken breast, jack cheese, fresh grilled mushrooms, caramelized onions, and Dijon sauce. Or choose a bagel melt served open faced like the Chipotle Green Chile melt with a jalapeno bagel, grilled onions, Monterey jack cheese and tomato. Bagel Me! is located in Anaheim Hills, East Orange, Orange Circle, Laguna Hills, Tustin, and Villa Park.
Anaheim Hills: 5552 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd
East Orange: 4420 E. Chapman Ave
Orange Circle: 60 Plaza Square
Laguna Hills: 25461 Alicia Parkway
Tustin: 13682 Newport Ave
Villa Park: 17767 Santiago Blvd
Bagelmania Coffee House
Bagel shop with a drive thru? Yes, please! Bagelmania Coffe House in Huntington Beach is a local favorite scoring big points for their bagels and coffee. With 18 bagel varieties to choose from plus all the toppings you love, Bagelmania has something to help you start your morning off right. The menu also includes sandwiches, croissants, sticky buns, smoothies, salads, and acai bowls. Build your own bagel or try one from the menu like the Nova Lox Special served with cream cheese, capers, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle, or the Vegan Special with tofutti, avocado, tomato and Bac “un” Bits. Bagelmania Coffee House is located at 8861 Adams Avenue, Huntington Beach.
Bagels & Brew
Bagels & Brew makes their bagels from scratch daily, kettle boiled and hearth baked for a chewy crust and light and fluffy inside. Bagels & Brew offers over 25 bagel varieties including Bialy, blueberry, spinach herb, pretzel, onion, and chocolate chip. Bagels & Brews have an extensive menu that includes a variety of breakfast and lunch bites like bagel sandwiches, burgers, chicken, soup, smoothies, and more. They also serve the Unicorn Bagel, a rainbow colored bagel that you’re sure to love. Try the Sunrise Ole bagel with bacon, avocado, salsa cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, egg, tomato and lettuce, or the Pesto Florentine Sunrise with spinach, mushrooms, tomato, swiss cheese, scrambled eggs and pesto aioli. Bagels & Brew has three locations in Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo.
Aliso Viejo: 26601 Aliso Creek Rd, #D
Lake Forest: 21771 Lake Forest Dr, #100
Mission Viejo: 23052 Alicia Pkwy, #A
Bagel Shack San Clemente
The Bagel Shack is a popular spot in San Clemente for this breakfast favorite. There are also two other locations in El Toro and San Juan Capistrano. The bagels are popular among locals and are baked fresh daily in-house. They offer a wide selection of bagels including Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Crunch, French Toast, Garlic, Jalapeño Cheddar, and Sun Dried Tomato. Choose from a variety of spreads for your bagel or go for one of their breakfast or lunch bagel sandwiches like the Doheny with sliced tomato, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and balsamic vinaigrette or the Reuben with hot pastrami swiss cheese, sauerkraut and 1000 island dressing. The Bagel Shack also offers a selection of soups, salads, and smoothies.
San Clemente: 777 S. El Camino Real
El Toro: 23653 El Toro Road
San Juan Capistrano: 31876 Del Obispo Road Suite 1
Coffee Importers Dana Point
Coffee Importers is located on the water at Dana Point Harbor. They didn’t start as a bagel shop, but their bagels have become a local award-winning favorite and they offer a wide variety of choices including Onion, Garlic, Sesame, Hawaiian, Poppy, Rye, Sourdough, Whole Wheat, Combo, Egg, Jalapeño, Chocolate Chip, Cheese, Blueberry, Cranberry, Cinnamon Raisin, Spinach Parmesan, Parmesan Plain, Sundried Tomato Parmesan, and Super Cinnamon Raisin. Choose from any of their delicious bagel specialties like the Harbor Special, a toasted open-faced bagel with cream cheese, tomato slices, lemon pepper and red onions, or the Greek Bagel with balsamic vinaigrette, feta cheese, tomato slices, and kalamata olives. Coffee Importers also serves a wide selection of other items including breakfast specialties, paninis, salads, wraps, smoothies, soup, veggie burgers, and more. Coffee Importers is located at 34531 Golden Lantern, Dana Point.
Shirley’s Bagels makes their bagels fresh, boiled and baked in the traditional style. They offer a variety of flavors including Pumpernickel, Sesame, Poppy, Rye, Marble, Super Purist, Honey Raisin, Blueberry, Cranberry, Chocolate Chip, Wheat Everything, 9-Grain, Oat Bran, Jalapeño, and Sundried Tomato. Shirley’s specializes in bagels and offers a variety of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, and coffee drinks. In addition to being served at the three Shirley’s locations in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach, the delicious bagels are also available at several other local places including UC Irvine, Balboa Bay Club, The Ritz Carlton, The Waterfront Hilton, Kean Coffee, and Monarch Beach Resort.
Costa Mesa: 270 E. 17th Street
Laguna Beach: 303 S. Broadway
Newport Beach: 3601 Jamboree
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