Seattle’s Best Bagels

A King Salmon Lox bagel from Seattle’s Loxsmith Bagels.

Matthew Segal

For a time, the common complaint in Seattle was that there were no “good bagels”, whether simply due to a lack of off-chain options in general or persistence (debunked) myth that the water on the west coast was no match for the water on the east coast. But in recent years, several Seattle chefs and bakers have been determined to produce better bagels in the region, opening places dedicated to crafting, hand-rolling, kettle-boiling and baking. slowly rise their bagels for improved texture and taste. Recent Seattle transplant and famed food writer J. Kenji López-Alt even made the controversial claim in 2021 that the city’s bagels rival the best in New York. Check out these 12 places that make the best bagels from the city’s booming bagel scene. As usual, this list is unranked; it is organized geographically.

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