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Where to Find the Best Bagels in Nashville

Nashville’s recent bagel boom gives bagel lovers plenty of good options —  from bakeries to pop-ups, farmers markets, and home delivery operations

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Mr. Aaron’s Goods delivers fresh boiled bagels , Grippos and pesto schmears, and coffee right to your doorstep on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Nashville hot chicken? Yes, of course. Nashville bagels? Not so much. Music City isn't exactly known for carbs in that form, but it’s come into its own — especially amid the pandemic — as folks started boiling their own bagels at home when trips to New York were not an option to score the breakfast staple. In addition to a few bakeries devoted to the craft, several independent local bakers are offering the delicacy for pickup, home delivery, or sale at farmers markets. Here are eight great options for fresh bagels around town.

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1. Nicky's Coal Fired Bagel Shop

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5026 Centennial Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 678-4289
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Incredible husband-and-wife team Tony and Caroline Galzin’s bagel project was a much-needed COVID-19 shutdown success story — a quick pivot that added coal-fired, counter-order bagels to their repertoire. Made from scratch daily with Nicky’s sourdough starter and baked fresh in Enrico (that’s their coal-fired oven), the crisp, chewy bagels range from plain to everything or sesame, with sandwiches, pizza bagels, custom schmears, and even Matzo ball soup on offer. Order ahead online for pick-up in the Nations, or stop by 12 South’s Insert Chef Here (former Sloco at 2905 12 Avenue South) to grab a coffee and bagel to-go.

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2. Big Ben’s Bagels (on Saturdays at Richland Park Farmers Market)

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4711 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

Ben Gardner started making and delivering NY-style bagels in early 2020 and quickly became known around town for standout everything, jalapeno cheddar, and sesame bagels — baked fresh and ready for slathering with cool savory schmears like bacon scallion, dill, or Mediterranean. Preorder online here for pickup at the Richland Park Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. He also ships bagel orders (with a week's notice) and is taking on some fun pop-ups ahead, according to social media posts.

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3. Proper Bagel

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2011 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 928-7276
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One of the first, yes, “proper” bagels in Nashville — on the scene since opening in 2016 — patrons flock to the Belmont counter-service spot to get their fix of fresh bagels, bagel sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and more.

4. H & S Bagels

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105 17th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

The new New York–style bagel shop in Midtown comes from New Jersey-born Hector Sanchez, who has over 40 years of experience in the bagel business. Sanchez serves up real-deal hand-rolled bagels plus fried Taylor ham (or pork roll, depending on who you ask) breakfast sandwiches. Sanchez uses high-gluten flour to give his bagels proper elasticity, then adds sugar, yeast, and water before leaving them to proof overnight, and then boiled fresh for optimal chewiness

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5. Bagelshop

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401 Union St
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 988-5333
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Max Palmer and his wife Kayla began like several others around Nashville in January of 2020 — as a delivery-only bagel shop that started in their home kitchen in January of 2020. Fast forward 14 months to March of 2021, when they landed a permanent home in the Fairlane Hotel after popping up at farmers' markets and on the menus in a few local restaurants. On the menu here, you’ll find rotating flavors and schmears, bagel sandwiches, pretty pastries, and Stay Golden Coffee.

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6. Crieve Hall Bagel Co.

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4825 Trousdale Dr #228
Nashville, TN 37220

The new sourdough bagel shop from Ben and Lizzy Cornfield got its start out of their home kitchen during quarantine. They just got an official storefront in yes, Crieve Hall, where they offer flavors from plain and cinnamon sugar to jalapeno cheddar, also all available as bagel braids with plenty of schmears to choose from. 

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7. Mr. Aaron’s Goods

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East Nashville
Nashville, TN

Indiana-born Aaron Distler doesn’t have a personal physical address where you can purchase his crowd favorite bagels, pasta, sauces, and other goodies — but the chef will deliver them right to your doorstep, so isn’t that even better? You can sometimes find the goods at Citizen Market or Demeter’s Common, through Greener Roots, or on menus at Cafe Roze, Margot, TKO, the 404 Kitchen, Saint Stephen, Santo, Deacon’s New South, and Acme Feed & Seed. Place orders online for doorstep delivery to all of the greater Nashville area (including Madison, Hendersonville, Brentwood, and Franklin). The cutoff for Wednesday deliveries is Monday at 8 p.m. and the cutoff for Saturday is Thursday at 8 p.m.

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8. Jersey Oven

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300 Pleasant Grove Rd Suite 460
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
(615) 553-2437
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The Jersey-inspired bagel destination brings hand-rolled boiled bagels, specialty cream cheeses, pork rolls, and pizza to diners in Mt. Juliet.

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1. Nicky's Coal Fired Bagel Shop

5026 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

Incredible husband-and-wife team Tony and Caroline Galzin’s bagel project was a much-needed COVID-19 shutdown success story — a quick pivot that added coal-fired, counter-order bagels to their repertoire. Made from scratch daily with Nicky’s sourdough starter and baked fresh in Enrico (that’s their coal-fired oven), the crisp, chewy bagels range from plain to everything or sesame, with sandwiches, pizza bagels, custom schmears, and even Matzo ball soup on offer. Order ahead online for pick-up in the Nations, or stop by 12 South’s Insert Chef Here (former Sloco at 2905 12 Avenue South) to grab a coffee and bagel to-go.

5026 Centennial Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209

2. Big Ben’s Bagels (on Saturdays at Richland Park Farmers Market)

4711 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
Big Ben’s Bagels/Facebook

Ben Gardner started making and delivering NY-style bagels in early 2020 and quickly became known around town for standout everything, jalapeno cheddar, and sesame bagels — baked fresh and ready for slathering with cool savory schmears like bacon scallion, dill, or Mediterranean. Preorder online here for pickup at the Richland Park Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. He also ships bagel orders (with a week's notice) and is taking on some fun pop-ups ahead, according to social media posts.

4711 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

3. Proper Bagel

2011 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212

One of the first, yes, “proper” bagels in Nashville — on the scene since opening in 2016 — patrons flock to the Belmont counter-service spot to get their fix of fresh bagels, bagel sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and more.

2011 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

4. H & S Bagels

105 17th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
H&S Bagels/Facebook

The new New York–style bagel shop in Midtown comes from New Jersey-born Hector Sanchez, who has over 40 years of experience in the bagel business. Sanchez serves up real-deal hand-rolled bagels plus fried Taylor ham (or pork roll, depending on who you ask) breakfast sandwiches. Sanchez uses high-gluten flour to give his bagels proper elasticity, then adds sugar, yeast, and water before leaving them to proof overnight, and then boiled fresh for optimal chewiness

105 17th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

5. Bagelshop

401 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219
Bagelshop/Facebook

Max Palmer and his wife Kayla began like several others around Nashville in January of 2020 — as a delivery-only bagel shop that started in their home kitchen in January of 2020. Fast forward 14 months to March of 2021, when they landed a permanent home in the Fairlane Hotel after popping up at farmers' markets and on the menus in a few local restaurants. On the menu here, you’ll find rotating flavors and schmears, bagel sandwiches, pretty pastries, and Stay Golden Coffee.

401 Union St
Nashville, TN 37219

6. Crieve Hall Bagel Co.

4825 Trousdale Dr #228, Nashville, TN 37220
Ben Cornfield/Crieve Hall Bagel Co.

The new sourdough bagel shop from Ben and Lizzy Cornfield got its start out of their home kitchen during quarantine. They just got an official storefront in yes, Crieve Hall, where they offer flavors from plain and cinnamon sugar to jalapeno cheddar, also all available as bagel braids with plenty of schmears to choose from. 

4825 Trousdale Dr #228
Nashville, TN 37220

7. Mr. Aaron’s Goods

East Nashville, Nashville, TN
Mr. Aaron’s Goods/Facebook

Indiana-born Aaron Distler doesn’t have a personal physical address where you can purchase his crowd favorite bagels, pasta, sauces, and other goodies — but the chef will deliver them right to your doorstep, so isn’t that even better? You can sometimes find the goods at Citizen Market or Demeter’s Common, through Greener Roots, or on menus at Cafe Roze, Margot, TKO, the 404 Kitchen, Saint Stephen, Santo, Deacon’s New South, and Acme Feed & Seed. Place orders online for doorstep delivery to all of the greater Nashville area (including Madison, Hendersonville, Brentwood, and Franklin). The cutoff for Wednesday deliveries is Monday at 8 p.m. and the cutoff for Saturday is Thursday at 8 p.m.

East Nashville
Nashville, TN

8. Jersey Oven

300 Pleasant Grove Rd Suite 460, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Jersey Oven/Facebook

The Jersey-inspired bagel destination brings hand-rolled boiled bagels, specialty cream cheeses, pork rolls, and pizza to diners in Mt. Juliet.

300 Pleasant Grove Rd Suite 460
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

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