New York-style beach bagels serving over Wilmington


Beach bagels

Address: Four locations in the Wilmington area – Downtown (130 N. Front Street), Seagate (5906 Oleander Dr.), Monkey Junction (5226 S. College Rd.) And Wrightsville Beach (7220 Wrightsville Ave.). See for more.

Contact: Website –; Facebook –; owner Tony Di Norcia

Hours: Downtown 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Other places 6:30 am to 2 pm every day.

Price range: $ 2- $ 12

Type of food: Sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, mostly on bagels and subs. In addition, omelets, wraps, smoothies, espresso drinks and more are available.

The Beach Bagels location in downtown Wilmington.  The local store can also be found at Seagate, Monkey Junction and Wrightsville Beach.

Tell us about your accommodation: Established in 2012, Beach Bagels are known for their New York-style bagels, which are boiled and then baked. Although it takes a lot of work, owner Tony Di Norcia said it was a “labor of love as we have won several awards for the best bagel, including two awards from StarNews readers. “.

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Beach Bagels recently introduced eight new sub-sandwiches, each an eight-inch sandwich with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses.

It also marked a year since opening a downtown location on North Front Street, one of the few restaurants new or moved to the area since the pandemic (Jersey Mike’s, Port City Cheesesteak for example).

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Most popular bagel sandwiches: The José.

The most popular bagel sandwich served at Beach Bagels is "The José" seen here at the downtown Wilmington location.

“Often imitated, but never replicated because our competitors don’t have authentic NY-style bagels,” Di Norcia said of the breakfast staple, which includes eggs, bacon, sausages, onions, provolone, jalapenos and plain cream cheese.

Most popular submarine: The Cuban.

Beach Bagels has two versions: The Cubano in Miami and the Cubano in Tampa. The Tampa is a Miami with the addition of Genoa salami.

The most popular sub sandwich served at Beach Bagels is "The "Miami Cuban" seen here at the downtown Wilmington location.  The local store has four locations to serve you, including Downtown, Seagate, Monkey Junction, and Wrightsville Beach.

What should diners eat: Of course, Di Norcia loves everything.

“All of our dishes are prepared with love, so you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu,” said Di Norcia.

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