Find the best bagels in Charleston

It may be the overwhelming influx of New York transplants, but it looks like bagels may finally be becoming plentiful in the Lowcountry. For years, the only reliable source for a morning carb fix was Bagel Country (thanks for your service), but now it seems the restaurateurs have heard the cries of “Where can I find a decent bagel around here?”

More recently the staple of the Farmer’s Market Holey City Bagels announcement the imminent opening of a brick-and-mortar space in the former Five Loaves building at 43 Cannon Street. Holey City offers hand-rolled boiled bagels with flavors ranging from plain sugar to cinnamon sugar to asiago.

In September 2021, former FIG executive pastry chef Caitlin Schumacher set up her food truck Girl Next Dough on James Island, which quickly led to lines of hungry customers looking for sourdough bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Schumacher’s bagel varieties ranged from dumpster seeds to everything with caraway.

Westside newcomer Little Line imports bagels from H&H, a New York staple. Co-owners Wendy Wenzel Gleim and Jeff Gleim offer choices like olive cream cheese with veggies or an egg version with bacon and cheese.

Even the Uptown Social pop-up breakfast greasy spoon now offers bagels. Co-owner Keith Benjamin, who previously lived in New York, says the bagels are the real deal.

There are also rumors that a bagel shop will also be coming to Upper King Street, but the address has yet to be released.

Bagel Country [Official]
Holey City Bagels [Official]
Holey City Bagels [Instagram]
Girl Next Dough [Official]
• Westside Cafe Little Line imports bagels from New York to Charleston
greasy spoon [Official]

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