Allergy-Friendly Bagel Shop Guide

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Stormi, we’re dreaming of bagels too! Kylie Jenner, we’ve put together a guide of the most allergy-friendly bagel shops across the country! See the 45 reviews shared on the Spokin App.

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ARIZONA

Bruegger’s Bagels

Location: Tucson, Arizona

“YUM. Brueggers 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

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The Bagel Joint

Location: Tucson, Arizona

“The staff is very accommodating and always happy to help and answer questions…it’s still delicious and flavorful!”

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

CALIFORNIA

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/onion). Good, cute spot that isn’t too pricy!”

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

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Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Location: Santa Monica, California

“Erin McKenna’s is completely gluten free and 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…”

@emilyamcelroy who manages a peanut allergy and Celiacs

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I Love Bagels

Location: Oceanside, CA

“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, CA

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

@dsarsour who manages tree nut, flax, mustard, sesame, peach, and quinoa allergies

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Spill the Beans Coffee and Bagels

Location: San Diego, California

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

@leslieevans who manages a peanut allergy

ILLINOIS

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Bagel Art

Location: Evanston, Illinois

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

@eelawrence who manages tree nut allergies

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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, sesame, chickpea, lentil, and pea allergies

Brobagel

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

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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

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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, flax, poppy, sesame, and hemp allergies

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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

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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, carrot, cucumber, apple, apricot, banana, kiwi, melon, peach strawberry, and green bean allergies

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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

INDIANA

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Organic Bread of Heaven

Location: Gary, Indiana

“I have boxes of bakery items sent to me year round. Clear labeling, good packaging, 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.”

@skellenbeck who manages a peanut allergy

MASSACHUSETTS

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Bagelsaurus

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

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Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“This entire place is free of most allergens and vegan, 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 peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, shellfish, wheat, Celiac-gluten, banana, blackberry, cherry, kiwi, peach, barley, rye, msg, xanthan, guar gums

MICHIGAN

Zingerman’s Delicatessen

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

“Zingerman’s did a fantastic job of accommodating my allergies and making me feel safe eating here. 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, 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 contain tree nuts.”

@bauder19 who manages peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish allergies

NEW JERSEY

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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

NEW YORK

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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 of times and never had a reaction. However, I never get my bagels sliced and always slice it at home to be safe.”

@sackerman13 who manages peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, Celiac-gluten, mustard, sesame, apricot, cherry, kiwi, melon, peach, quinoa, legumes and sulfites allergies

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Bagel Emporium of Tarrytown

Location: Tarrytown, New York

“Understanding staff and clear labeling on products.”

@jakeourman1 who manages peanut, tree nut and sesame allergies

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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 and milk allergies

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Bagel Town

Location: West Hempstead, New York

“Severely allergic to sesame and tree nuts. 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 bc 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

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Barney Greengrassoof

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 a peanut and tree nut

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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 not to mention they are delicious”

@dairyfreeeats who manages a milk allergy

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Ess-a-Bagel

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

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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, tree nut, and wheat 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 got the food allergy issues. We had breakfast sandwiches that were amazing as well as prepared with tree nut and peanut allergies protocols. We got lunch to-go. Highly recommend for delicious food and knowledgeable staff”

@cwa who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, chickpea, green bean and pea allergies

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Modern Bread and Bagel

Location: New York, New York

“I shared the Babka French Toast and the egg sandwich which were both so delicious! The ladies sitting next to me didn’t even realize that this gourmet bakery/cafe was 100% gluten-free!”

@cbrauner who manages a Celiac-gluten allergy

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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 allergens 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, fish, sesame, apple, cherry, peach, nectarine, pineapple and plum allergies

Stars Bagels & Cafe

Location: Ardsley, New York

“Great for bagels and sandwiches. They took our nut allergy seriously”

@anurag who manages tree nut and pectin 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

OREGON

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New Cascadia Traditional- A dedicated gluten free bakery

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 peanut, tree nut and Celiac-gluten allergies

PENNSYLVANIA

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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

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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

The Happy Mixer Gluten Free Bakery

Location: Chalfont, Pennsylvania

“Dedicated gluten-free bakery!”

@didenofa who manages milk, Celiac-gluten, Eoe-dairy 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

TENNESSEE

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

TEXAS

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Biderman’s Deli

Location: Austin, Texas

“One of my go-to lunch options downtown. Their BLT is dairy/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

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Nervous Charlie’s

Location: Austin, Texas

“They clearly labeled my order with a nut/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

UTAH

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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

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Baked By Yael

Location: Washington, D.C.

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

@lafr who manages tree nut allergies

CHAINS

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Einstein Bros. Bagels

Location: all locations

“I have to be careful with sesame here, but generally, I feel comfortable eating plain and cinnamon raisin bagels as long as I ask for it in a separate bag from the rest of the bagels my friends/family order!”

@awissink who manages peanut, fish, sesame, apple, cherry, peach, nectarine, pineapple and plum allergies

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