Allergy-Friendly Bagel Shop Guide

If bagels are your everything, you’ll love the spread we have for you. We’re toasting National Bagel Day early with our Top Rated Bagel Shop Guide. Find your allergy-friendly schmear from 104 bagel shops, including spots offering dairy-free cream cheese and shops dedicated free of nuts, gluten, and yes, even sesame! If you’ve found a safe bagel place, please leave a review on the Spokin app! 

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Big Blue Bagel & Deli

Location: Auburn, Alabama

“Big Blue Bagel is a staple for breakfast around Auburn! You will find there is usually line of people on the weekends waiting to satisfy their bagel craving. There are a variety of bagels and cream cheeses to choose from. They also do omelets if that’s more your style. My order is either a sausage, egg, and cheese on a plain bagel or the War Eagle omelet with a side of fruit!”

@liarw, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Bruegger’s Bagels

Location: Tucson, Arizona

“YUM. Bruegger’s has some of my favorite bagels in town. The staff is very willing to clean down an area and lay parchment paper to limit any cross-contamination.”

@toriwong, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


Boichik Bagels

Location: Berkeley, California

“Amazing bagel spot in Berkeley! They have dairy-free cream cheese (Kite Hill) and the only nuts on the menu are almonds, I believe. Super transparent online with ingredient lists too.”

@amandayoung03who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

Boil & Bake

Location: Costa Mesa, California

“PEANUT-FREE BAGEL SHOP! Not only are their bagels insanely delicious, but they don’t have any peanuts on the menu! When I reached out to them on Instagram thanking them for not having peanuts on the menu, they let me know they won’t ever have peanuts on the menu because of those with allergies! Absolutely would recommend. Heads up that the vegan spread does have almonds if you have a severe tree nut allergy.”

@janelled, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Caffe Capriccio

Location: San Francisco, California

“Lots of things on the menu have pesto, so I played it safe with their “tomato bagel” (bagel with cream cheese, tomato, capers, and onion). Good, cute spot that isn’t too pricey!”

@samsafeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish and pea allergies

East Coast Bagel

Location: Long Beach, California

“Need to preface this with the fact that I have not physically been into this location—so I cannot speak to what their bagel case looks like or their in-real-life experience. However, I called and spoke with their employees before ordering for the first time, and they reassured me that if I add a note to avoid cross-contamination on my online order and that I have an allergy, they will use a separate knife and prepare it in a separate space. I order from them all the time and have never had an issue!”

@janelled, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Location: Santa Monica, California

“Erin McKenna’s is completely vegan, and all their products are free from peanuts and tree nuts (they do bake with coconut). This location serves an amazing brunch! Their brunch options include gluten-free, vegan bagels.”

@emsnutfreeeats, who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies


I Love Bagels

Location: Oceanside, California

“My favorite bagel shop in California! Love the variety and helpful staff. They do have walnut cream cheese but took precautions and used new knives. I have eaten here a few times with no issues.”

@theallergictab, who manages peanut, tree nut and legume allergies

Noah’s NY Bagels

Location: Roseville, California

“My child with a nut allergy ate here safely. The bagels are fresh and delicious.”

@dsarsour, who manages celiac and tree nut and seed allergies

Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.

Location: Los Angeles, California

“I never thought I would be able to find a safe bagel place with peanut butter, but I stand corrected! Such good bagel options, and I can have almost all of them! Their bins do have sesame on the everything bagel, but I am not worried about cross-contamination when it comes to sesame, so I feel safe eating here. Peanut butter is stored in a completely separate prep area, so I am always safe!”

@kqwright5, who manages peanut, tree nut, seed, and plantain allergies

Spill the Beans Coffee and Bagels

Location: San Diego, California

“We picked up bagel and eggs from here. The only peanuts or peanut oil here are in the bagged chips. After ordering, the lady assisting me went to the kitchen to confirm our allergies and made sure nothing touched the tree nuts present at the facility. The staff was exceptional with our allergies.”

@leslieevans, who manages a peanut allergy

The Bagel Broker West Hollywood

Location: Los Angeles, California

“I told them I had a nut allergy and they took precautions—washed knives and prep area. Very kind staff and good bagels!”

@marrrnovak, who manages peanut, tree nut, and legume allergies

Yeastie Boys Bagels

Location: Los Angeles, California

“Yeastie Boys has the best bagels and is also very consistent and understanding about my severe nut allergy. Never had an issue there!”

@janelled, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Wise Sons Jewish Deli

Location: Oakland, California

“POV: You finally find the BEST gluten-free sandwich! This is a chain but the location in Oakland can make any of their sandwiches gluten-free on gluten-free bagels! They’re super accommodating of nut allergies and toast the gluten-free bagels separately to avoid cross-contamination. I got the Popeye breakfast sandwich (eggs, spinach, mushrooms, and lots of melted cheese), but you can customize any of the sandwiches to your liking! They have locations throughout the Bay Area, so definitely recommend checking them out!”

@emsnutfreeeats, who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies

As Quoted

Location: San Francisco, California

“100% gluten-free dedicated facility! They serve Odd Bagels gluten-free bagels! I recommend the bagel sandwich and banana muffin! Modern vibes and they use organic ingredients.”

@gfmeg, who manages celiac and wheat allergies


Bagel Bros Cafe

Location: Clermont, Florida

“I love ordering a bacon and egg sandwich on a plain bagel without having to worry about allergies! It’s consistently delicious, and I don’t have to go through hoops to say no cheese or no sesame seeds.”

@ldip0223, who manages milk and sesame allergies

Brooklyn Bagels of Wellington

Location: Wellington, Florida

“I came here for breakfast, and I loved how the staff was all originally from New Jersey! I told them I had an allergy before I ordered and had no problems! I got an everything bagel with egg and cheese!”

@liarw, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Pete’s Bagels

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

“I got a sesame bagel with egg and cheese and it was so good! I told them I had a peanut allergy and they put a note on my order and they put on new gloves!”

@liarw, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Salty Bagel

Location: Melbourne, Florida

“No peanuts or tree nuts present at all at this restaurant and the food was delicious! Nutella was the only nut product but it was sealed separately and not opened in the kitchen. Bagels were amazing and was overall a great beachy place to stop in Melbourne and Cocoa Beach FL!”

@cmt122, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

That NY Bagel Place

Location: Bonita Springs, Florida

“My sister and I shared a cinnamon bagel with plain cream cheese and a plain egg, bacon, and cheese bagel. The waitstaff said no peanuts are used in the entire facility, but they definitely have sesame (so watch out for that if you have a sesame allergy!).

@ellamartone, who manages a peanut allergy


Emerald City Bagels

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

“Staff has processes in place to prevent cross-contamination from the only peanut product (peanut butter) and there are no peanuts in bagels. Likely unsafe for sesame allergies.”

@saumyavwho manages peanut allergies



Bagel Art

Location: Evanston, Illinois

“No tree nuts or nut-based cream cheese on the premises!”

@eelawrence, who manages tree nut allergies

Big Apple Bagels

Location: Northbrook, Illinois

“Hector and Maria are the owners and have been baking up pre-ordered plain bagels on clean pans for our sesame and nut-allergic kids for years…I’ve probably ordered from them 50 times in the last 6 years and we’ve never found a stray sesame seed.”

@cleanlabelmom, who manages peanut, tree nut, seed and legume allergies


Location: Chicago, Illinois

“No peanuts at all. One bagel has walnuts. It’s been fine for us, but they said all the bagels are made in the same facility.”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Chicago Bagel Authority – Armitage

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Chicago Bagel Authority is one of my favorite places to get bagels in the city! They are super consistent and always proactive in making sure they accommodate you in every way that they can. Menu is super clear, and they will even use completely washed utensils, etc. to make your sandwich!”

@nikosarles, who manages a tree nut allergy

Corey’s NYC Bagel Deli

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“We ordered bagels here using Doordash while we were at a hotel. My daughter had a bagel, lox and cream cheese, chips and a Dr. Brown’s black cherry soda. We chose it because it was the closest and the fastest delivery time. All was safe. The bagels were just okay, not sure if it was because it was delivery. Happy to have a safe option!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Gotham Bagels

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“I have trouble finding bagel shops that don’t use peanut oil, but Gotham is our go-to! Worth the price.”

@alyssabauder, who manages a peanut allergy

New York Bagel & Bialy Corporation

Location: Lincolnwood, Illinois

“The best bagels!!”

@jacksta14, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, fish, and seed allergies


NYC Bagel Deli

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“We have gotten bagels here for years! The best in Chicago that we have found!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Once Upon a Bagel

Location: Highland Park, Illinois

“They baked the bagels in a sesame-free oven and kept them separated in their kitchen. It was such a relief to be able to serve bagels that were safe for my son! And everything was delicious!”

@sheberhard, who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies


The Bagel

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“My favorite restaurant! A go-to for my celiac friend with its large menu and many gluten-free options. Wait staff is attentive and accommodating.”

@sarahaviva, who manages an apricot allergy


Shalom Kosher Bakery

Location: Buffalo Grove, Illinois

“The owner is incredibly welcoming as well as knowledgeable about different products and if they contain any allergens. I greatly recommend this place.”

@katieparkins, who manages tree nut, fish, shellfish, vegetable, fruit, and legume allergies

Upper Crusts Bagels

Location: Deerfield, Illinois

“Upper Crust has the best bagels in town, plain and simple. The restaurant is beyond willing to accommodate anyone that has any type of food allergy, while also using limited, to no nuts.”

@cfriedland9, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies



Organic Bread of Heaven

Location: Gary, Indiana

“I have boxes of bakery items sent to me year round. Clear labeling, good packaging, and so delicious. Nut-free facility, organic, vegan and parve. Actually free of 7 of Top 8 (wheat being the one they use). They also don’t use any yucky filters like mold inhibitors. My favorite is the sugar-free, yeast-free rustic sourdough! My kids love the Blessed Bagels and 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread.”

@skyarrish, who manages a peanut allergy


5 Borough Bagels

Location: Clive, Iowa

“They have gluten-free and vegan options here! I called first to see if we could eat safely, and they said they they have limited nuts on the menu but would prepare her bagel in the back with clean utensils. On top of that, they have great Covid protocols with all their staff gloved and masked up. There’s an easy-to-order online system. The bagels were amazing and have that great chew you’d get from a New York bagel. Only thing I wish they had was more information online, versus having to call in about it. Will definitely eat there again!”

@vkotzwho manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Stein’s Market and Deli

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

“Dedicated gluten-free bakery with some of my favorite bagels. It’s so awesome to be able to get a breakfast sandwich that is totally safe. I also loved their donuts and babka. I was kind of meh on their cookies, but really the bagels alone are worth a visit”

@izzytri12who manages tree nut, fish, and sesame allergies


Bethesda Bagels

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

“Well, smear my bagel, baby!! I LOVE Bethesda Bagels. Excellently made bagels, gorgeous bakery items like rugelach, black and white cookies, and coffee cake on occasion. The bagel deli not only excels at having an expansive menu, but also by having such fabulous items across the board. I’ve had an egg bagel with nova, cream cheese, tomato, and onion on multiple occasions, but I’ve also tested the pumpernickel bagel (DELICIOUS), and some of their creative and fun cream cheese flavors, such as cartelized onion and sun-dried tomato! My friends and I go practically every weekend, this place is so good. Would highly, highly recommend. I also asked about nuts for the black and white cookies, and the man at the register was helpful and knew what ingredients were in the cookies.”

@natalie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Georgetown Bagelry

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

“Although they do offer peanut butter as a bagel topping, this shop does not use any peanut butter on the line. Instead, they provide the customer a small side of peanut butter, and the customer must apply it themselves. This keeps the line clean from cross-contamination. They don’t have any bagel flavors with nuts, and I’ve been eating here for years.”

@ericrosenkranz, who manages peanut, tree nut, fruit, and legume allergies




Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

“All of their bagels are nut-free and dairy-free, except for the cheese ones. If you tell them you have an allergy, they will prepare it in a separate area with fresh utensils and clean gloves! Get there early on the weekend, or be prepared to wait awhile.”

@tpgordon, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies

Cape Cod Bagel Cafe

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts

“This was such an unexpected but great find! They use a separate knife and cutting board for allergies and are very proactive with accommodating allergies! Delicious fresh bagels!”

@yaelkara, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Gunther Tooties Bagel

Location: Plymouth, Massachusetts

“LOVE Gunther Tooties!! It’s a franchise, so they have a few different locations on the South Shore (Duxbury and Pembroke are two other ones I’ve been to). Sometimes I’ll just get a plain or sourdough bagel and toast it at home myself so I can put whatever I want on it, BUT I also love to get an egg and bacon sandwich. They also have a turkey BLT lunch sandwich that’s great! Highly recommend!”

@carlinhanley, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, shellfish, and seed allergies


Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“This entire place is free of most allergens and vegan, and they only use soy in their cheeses and some frosting. I had not eaten a bagel in 10 years until this place, and they are DELICIOUS! Her custom cakes are also phenomenal.“

@allergytravelr, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, wheat, rye, barley, crustacean, and fruit allergies

Krazy Korner Bagel & Deli

Location: Seekonk, Massachusetts

“Was told they do not make egg bagels, so no cross-contamination when they are boiled/baked! I do not get them sliced or cut in case of cross-contamination when they are making egg sandwiches. Bagels are great, loved their seasonal cream cheese choices. I think I saw a cream cheese that had walnuts in it. Be sure to double check everything with staff. I have a friend that works there and checked everything out for me!”

@foodallergygrl, who manages tree nut and egg allergies

Pavement Coffee

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“On their online ordering they have a button that says ‘egg allergy no cross contamination’ and ‘dairy allergy no cross contamination’ that you can check off before building your bagel. I ordered in person and the guy at the front told me that they do their best to avoid cross-contamination whenever possible. They do have sesame so they said sometimes it’s harder to avoid sesame seeds that might be around but that they would use a clean surface, clean utensils, etc. and I did not see a stray sesame seed! They actually didn’t slice my bagel for me to avoid the cross contamination from cutting other bagels. I got a BLT with egg on a plain bagel. So so so delish. Highly recommend!! They have tons of locations all over the city.”

@carlinhanley, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, shellfish, and seed allergies 


Zingerman’s Delicatessen

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

“Zingerman’s did a fantastic job of accommodating my allergies and making me feel safe. They have a great allergy statement on their website, and the manager came out while I was ordering (regular protocol for all allergy orders!) and ensured my food would be prepared in a sanitized prep area with fresh gloves and served in an red allergy indicator basket. They have everything—from sandwiches, salads, and soups, to pastries, baguettes, and bagels! I safely enjoyed a grilled chicken sandwich and chips for dinner and came back for a egg and cheese breakfast sandwich on a sesame seed bagel the next week! However, they do caution that their bread is ‘shipped to the facility with other breads that contain tree nuts’.”

@alyssabauder, who manages a peanut allergy


Hark! Cafe

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

“So delicious! Everything is gluten-free and vegan, and the menu is clearly labeled with other allergens. The bagels were the best gluten-free bagels I’ve ever had!”

@freeforallfoods, who manages celiac and garlic, milk, and onion allergies


Bagel Union

Location: Webster Groves, Missouri

“We love Bagel Union! There are no nuts or peanuts in any of the bagels or sandwiches. The owner went over all my questions about ingredients used and was extremely kind and knowledgeable. Bonus that they’re amazing bagels.”

@etebb, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Lefty’s Bagels

Location: Chesterfield, Missouri

“This place is awesome!! It recently opened up and usually a lot of bagel places are not safe for me, yet this one is 100% nut-free! So many options to choose from on the menu as well, from just bagels, to breakfast sandwiches, and bagel sandwiches. So delicious!”

@daphlevywho manages tree nut allergies


Howard’s Bagels

Location: Montville, New Jersey

“Had such a good Jersey bagel from here!! Got a BLT and the employees were super nice and reassuring!”

@carlinhanley, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, shellfish, and seed allergies 

JP’s Bagel Express

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

“They always have gluten-free Udi’s bagels! My go-to bagel shop!”

@kaylacappiello, who manages celiac and tree nut, milk, and wheat allergies

JT’s Bagel Hut

Location: Lacey Township, New Jersey

“Nut-free and delicious bagels!”

@kaylataylor, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Livingston Bagel

Location: Livingston, New Jersey

“Nut-free, even the desserts!”

@food12223, who manages a peanut allergy


Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

“Best bagels in Hoboken! Especially if you are looking for a breakfast sandwich situation. Don’t expect a super helpful staff on the weekends. This place gets slammed and they’re #1 priority is flipping orders. Gluten-free everything and plain bagels are available.”

@edenc4, who manages soy, vegetable, and fruit allergies

Seed to Sprout Bakery

Location: Wanamassa, New Jersey

“Vegan bakery. Love this place so much. Cute vibe, and they have coffees, bagel sandwiches, grab-and-go items, etc. I order cakes here often for special occasions as well. I’m a loyal customer but will disclose that they’ve definitely been late with finishing my cakes and things like that, so just always call to double-check prior to picking up!”

@dairyfreeeats, who manages a milk allergy


Bagel Boss of Roslyn

Location: Roslyn Heights, New York

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sign this big advertising ‘100% Nut-Free!’ Delicious bagels too!”

@chiaracreaghan, who manages a tree nut allergy

Bagel Emporium of Armonk

Location: Armonk, New York

“We always get bags of fresh bagels here, and they are amazing and nut-free! I don’t get prepared bagel sandwiches from here though, so I can’t speak to if they are allergy-friendly in that regard.”

@nicoleorlofsky, who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, and fruit allergies


Bagel Emporium of Port Chester

Location: Port Chester, New York

“They do not make any bagels with nuts. All of their bagels are considered nut-free. I’ve eaten from here countless times and have never had a reaction. However, I never get my bagels sliced and always slice it at home to be safe.”

@girlbehindhive, who manages peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, seed, legume, and fruit allergies


Bagel Emporium of Tarrytown

Location: Tarrytown, New York

“Understanding staff and clear labeling on products.”

@jakeourman1, who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies


Bagel Shop

Location: New York, New York

“The tofu cream cheese is dairy-free and really good! Some of the workers are great about knowing the allergens, so you just have to ask.”

@morganromo, who manages tree nut, milk, and seed allergies

Bagel Town

Location: West Hempstead, New York

“Bagel Town of West Hempstead is completely sesame-free and nut-free. Best tasting bagels ever!! We place huge orders (they will slice all of them for a very small fee, which is so convenient and safe because no allergens), and we freeze them. Highly recommend. Excellent baked goods, side dishes, etc. Check out their menu and order! Go there if you can make a special trip! They are so helpful and kind.”

@alylippy, who manages tree nut and sesame allergies


Barney Greengrass

Location: New York, New York

“Perfect place to go for people with allergies. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable and proactive, and there are plenty of items for people with nut allergies.”

@laurasum, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Baz Bagel

Location: New York, New York

“Fantastic bagel store on par with some of the larger bagel stores in the city. They are known for their rainbow bagels and custom rainbow bagels. They have a few gluten-free options and some vegan spreads if that’s what you are looking for. Highly recommend checking them out.”

@edenc4, who manages soy, vegetable, and fruit allergies


Black Seed

Location: New York, New York

“Always get nervous going to a bagel place with a dairy allergy. Not so much because of the bagels themselves but because of cross-contamination. Black Seed in the East Village was super kind about my dairy allergy. They actually had the bagel maker pull a fresh bagel for me so that I knew nothing was contaminated. I never get anything on my bagels somewhere like this, but I so appreciated the plain bagel, and they are delicious.”

@dairyfreeeats, who manages a milk allergy

Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company

Location: New York, New York

“One of the best, and probably biggest, bagels you will have in the city. The amount of spreads that they have surpassed so many other bagel stores. My favorite bagel to this day. They have gluten-free options and non-dairy tofu cream cheeses.”

@edenc4, who manages soy, vegetable, and fruit allergies



Location: New York, New York

“NY STAPLE! I love these bagels! I literally think the bagels are the size of my head, but I don’t care because they’re so good!”

@apalin, who manages peanut and soy allergies


Everybody Eats

Location: Brooklyn, New York

“This is a no frills kind of bakery, but they put out some amazing products. They are a dedicated gluten, nut, soy, and sesame-free bakery. They do make dairy-free stuff too. The owner will give you tips on reheating, as they freeze right after baking to preserve freshness. The texture is so good. Love that this place isn’t just sweets because it’s so hard finding bagels, baguettes, other breads out there. Definitely check this place out if you’re in the area! So glad my daughter could get a safe NYC bagel on our trip!”

@vkotz, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys

Location: New York, New York

“Calling all my sesame allergy peeps!! Kossar’s Bagel & Bialys downtown in the Lower East Side always takes care of me. Living in New York City, a classic bacon, egg, and cheese is a must on a slow Saturday morning. With a sesame allergy, any bagel can be extremely risky due to the high level of cross-contamination. When I first stepped foot in the small authentic shop, it was daunting because the entire counter was covered in sesame seeds. The staff has assured me multiple times that they will keep me safe—cleaning off the counter, making my bagel on a separate counter atop a sheet of aluminum, and changing their gloves. I can also never get my bagel toasted. I’ve eaten at Kossar’s upwards of 25 times now and have never ever had an issue!”

@isabelrmachadowho manages tree nut, seed, and fruit allergies

Liberty Bagels Midtown

Location: New York, New York

“There are nuts on premises, but due to the manager’s daughter’s own peanut and tree nut allergies, they have protocols in place. I contacted them in advance and spoke to the manager, and he was so helpful and truly understood my food allergy issues. We had breakfast sandwiches that were amazing and were prepared with tree nut and peanut allergy protocols. We got lunch to-go. Highly recommend for delicious food and knowledgeable staff.”

@cwa, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, and legume allergies


Modern Bread and Bagel

Location: New York, New York

“I truly had forgotten what real bagels tasted like until I tried these bagels! They taste real, they are a normal size, and they have multiple flavor options! They also make other breads (pita, focaccia, crusty loaf) all I have tried are incredible and taste like the full gluten version! ALSO! They serve real food too and are open for dinner with their “modern at night” these fish and chips are better than the ones I had in Ireland! AMAZING!!”

@allergytravelr, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, wheat, rye, barley, crustacean, and fruit allergies

Murray’s Bagels

Location: New York, New York

“I recently just found out that Murray’s Bagels now has gluten-free bagels. This is your sign to go there! They are the king of bagels in the city. I love getting the ‘Works’ on an everything bagel (cream cheese, lox, capers, and onions). They also have a decent selection of tofu spreads if dairy isn’t your thing.”

@edenc4, who manages soy, vegetable, and fruit allergies

Popup Bagels

Location: New York, New York

“My favorite spot for nut-free and egg-free bagels!! The schmears are clearly labeled with allergens. They are also very responsive to allergy questions on their Instagram.”

@bha474, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shellfish, and fruit allergies

Russ & Daughters Cafe

Location: New York, New York

“They offered to prep my bagel in a separate area because of my sesame allergy. Be sure you are very clear about your allergies though. There is usually a long line, so unless you are very clear, there is a chance it could get overlooked. I didn’t have a problem.”

@awissink, who manages peanut, shellfish, seed, and fruit allergies


Location: New York, New York

“Very special New York brunch spot. They have NO peanuts and only one salad with walnuts and made in a separate station from all that we ordered. My daughter got a bagel, cream cheese, and lox, and we had a French toast for the table. SO GOOD!!”

@jordantull, who manages celiac and wheat, grain, vegetable, fruit, and legume allergies

Strathmore Bagels

Location: Ronkonkoma, New York

“They offer gluten-free wraps, pancakes, and bagels! I usually will order an egg sandwich on a bagel. They have a separate prep area, and I’ve never had any issues! The owner’s daughter has celiac, so the staff is very knowledgeable.”

@annacirillo, who manages a celiac allergy

Tal Bagels

Location: New York, New York

“If you are looking for a great classic NYC bagel, this is the place. FANTASTIC bagels, I highly recommend. It doesn’t look like they have gluten-free or dairy-free spreads, but check with the location prior, as they are super helpful on the phone.”

@edenc4, who manages soy, vegetable, and fruit allergies

Tompkins Square Bagels

Location: New York, New York

“I love this bagel shop! The person taking my order said that all the bagels are vegan (except for obviously non-vegan ones, like cheese, egg, and French toast), and the tofu cream cheeses are vegan and nut-free. I had a delicious everything bagel with garlic herb cream cheese. The cream cheeses all have their own knife too, so I wasn’t worried about cross-contamination there. New York bagels are so famous, and I’m really happy I had the chance to try!”

@amandayoung03who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

Water Street Bagel Co.

Location: Syracuse, New York

“Great bagels! The workers changed their gloves and washed their hands after I told them I had food allergies.”

@therealmathias, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish

Location: New York, New York

“The guy behind the counter was very helpful and patient with my questions and requests. I asked them to make my bagel in a separate area with cream cheese from a new container and to use a clean knife as well. They also gave me my bagel in a separate bag from the rest of the order, which included some bagels with lox. The bagel was amazing. I got a plain untoasted bagel with cream cheese!”

@nicoleorlofsky, who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, and fruit allergies


Beach Bagels & Subs

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

“Feels like a local spot in Wrightsville! The bagels sandwiches were a great size and delicious. The peanut butter is separate from most of the prep area to help limit cross-contamination.”

@avawisniewski, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


New York Bagel Cafe

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

“Gluten-free bagels! Not super confident about cross-contamination, but I did ask them to change gloves, and I heard the manager explain the allergy protocol to a new employee.”

@lira9497, who manages celiac and wheat allergies



New Cascadia Traditional

Location: Portland, Oregon

“Love New Cascadia! My favorite are the hoagie rolls and marble loaf. I eat bread from their bakery even though they bake with hazelnuts, and I have never had a reaction.”

@elise, who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies


Johnny’s Bagels & Deli

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

“Notified them of our nut allergy. They took it seriously. They told us they had no nuts on the premises.”

@anurag, who manages tree nut and pectin allergies

Manhattan Bagel

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Allergen menu was really helpful, and peanut butter was there, but kept in a separate area. Had a good experience ordering a bagel and cream cheese.”

@sabudama, who manages peanut, tree nut, and legume allergies

Pigeon Bagels

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Pigeon Bagels is a nut-free and kosher bagel shop and bakery! They sell delicious pastries and bagels, posting daily menus with listed allergens, such as eggs. Many of their desserts are also vegan.”

@rf7, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


The Bagel Factory

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Felt comfortable that the order taker took our food allergy seriously. Shared that there were nuts in their factory but not in their bagels or cream cheese. We felt comfortable ordering!“

@anurag, who manages tree nut and pectin allergies


The Bagel and Bread House

Location: Horsham, Pennsylvania

“I can eat all of the bagels here except the egg bagels. The chocolate chip bagel with cream cheese is my favorite!“

@delaneybrody, who manages peanut, tree nut, and egg allergies


Frothy Monkey

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

“These guys were great, everything is cooked with vegetable oil, and there are limited dishes with nuts.”

@merylhunter, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies



Biderman’s Deli

Location: Austin, Texas

“One of my go-to lunch options downtown. Their BLT is dairy and nut-free, as long as you tell them to hold the butter on the bread. Their bagels are also really good and safe!”

@tpgordon, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


Nervous Charlie’s

Location: Austin, Texas

“They clearly labeled my order with a nut and dairy allergy and were careful to avoid cross-contamination from utensils. While the bagels were definitely not up to par with NY bagels, they were safe and one of the better bagels in Austin.”

@tpgordon, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies



Bagels and Greens

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

“The entire facility is nut-free! They occasionally have brownies that are so yummy!”

@michlitch, who manages a peanut allergy

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The Bagel Project

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

“Nut-free facility!”

@michlitch, who manages a peanut allergy


Myer’s Bagel Bakery

Location: Burlington, Vermont

“This bagel shop has peanut butter as a bagel topping. We were getting sandwiches and alerted the staff. She said no one had ordered peanut butter yet that day but got a fresh knife and cutting board anyways to prepare my daughter’s sandwich. The same woman took the order, made the sandwich, brought it to us, and knew us on sight, even though several people were waiting. Definitely a cross-contamination risk overall, but I was impressed with the staff and we felt comfortable. FYI they do carry sesame bagels here.”

@lattelauren, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Willow’s Bagels

Location: Burlington, Vermont

“Willow’s makes delicious boiled and baked gluten-free bagels, in addition to their wheat bagels. You can also buy bulk frozen bagels to-go! Staff is very happy to answer questions about their procedures, and their online ordering system allows you to add any allergy comments onto your order! They DO use nut spreads in their shop but use on separate cutting boards that go straight into the wash.”

@elisewho manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies


Bodo’s Bagels

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

“Bodo’s is the best! I have a nut allergy and have never had a problem. I know they use peanut butter, but they keep it separate and are always very attentive when I mention my allergy.”

@noellem515, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Bagel Oasis

Location: Seattle, Washington

“Will prepare in a separate area if you ask.”

@diyachabwho manages peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, seed, fruit, grain, meat, legume, and mushroom allergies


Baked By Yael

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

“While the cake pops are delicious, the bagels are the best in the mid-Atlantic!”

@lafr, who manages tree nut allergiesas

Pearl’s Bagels

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

“Entire kitchen is nut-free! Enjoyed a delicious bagel with cream cheese and lox, and tried my boyfriend’s ‘The Sunny Side’. Sooo delicious and has a New York/New Jersey bagel taste!”

@lizziepic, who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies


Gotham Bagels

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

“We ordered bagels from here which we had to do online due to COVID and loved that it had a way to enter special instructions with a call pit for allergies.”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Fairmount Bagel

Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

“Bagels served alone—no slicing and toppings but have sealed individual cream cheese containers.”

@beckgro, who manages peanut and lentil allergies

St-Viateur Bagel & Café Mont-Royal

Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

“I got several bagels with a side of peanut butter. The staff was incredible. I told the manager about my allergy before I ordered, and he took it extremely seriously. He immediately told all of the staff at the counter and then got a staff member who has allergies herself to prepare my food. Everyone was very careful and respectful. I felt so safe!”

@beckyd144, who manages a milk allergy


Bagels & Beans

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

“The owner here was very kind! This is a great quick-stop for coffee and a sandwich. I got a tuna salad sandwich on a gluten-free bagel, which was completely gluten and dairy-free. They have smoothies as well, but it seemed like the only truly gluten-free items were sandwiches with their gluten-free bagels.”

@alutinwho manages celiac and tree nut, milk, shellfish, vegetable, fruit, and grain allergies


Best Ugly Bagels

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

“Great breakfast spot for some gluten-free bagels. I opted to buy a prepackaged bag and bring them back to my Airbnb to make my own breakfast sandwich. Since they were prepackaged, there was no risk of cross-contact.”

@lfrost5, who manages tree nut and wheat allergies


Mazál Bagels & Café

Location: Madrid, Spain

“LOVE this place! Every time I go in, the owner, Tamara, is super helpful and careful. She is from the States, so it is nice not to have to worry about a language barrier. Bonus! Because they are AMERICAN, they actually hosted a delicious Thanksgiving dinner and were able to make it safe for me!”

@mayakonoff, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, and seed allergies

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