The Best Bagels in Hoboken, Sorted By Your Bagel Cravings

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No matter what the health mags and dietitians of the world may say, there is nothing like a good, doughy, toasted bagel slathered in butter or cream cheese. Whether you’re a bagels and lox lover, a strawberry slices and strawberry cream cheese on a pumpernickel bagel, or just a french toast bagel straight up with butter — it’s almost a scientific fact that bagels curb most hangovers and bad moods. Juuuust sayin. In Hoboken, we have our fair share of bagel spots, but it’s hard to decipher the best of the carbs from the average. Each of the below bagel shops has their forte, so we’re here to spell it out for you. Lo and behold, your comprehensive guide to bagels in the mile square based on your bagel craving — which have all been tried and tested by yours truly. You’re welcome.

1. Craving: “I want an everything bagel. The more garlicky the better!” {Hoboken Hot Bagels}

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Hoboken Hot Bagels {634 Washington Street} can do no wrong when it comes to their everything bagels — chock-full of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and salt. Pop that bad boy in the toaster, and you’ve got a serious bagel craving satisfied. One word to the wise: if ordering lox and cream cheese on your everything bagel, make sure to ask HHB to put the cream cheese on both sides — major pet peeve if not spread correctly on both sides {but that’s just me}. Still, one of our fave everything bagels in town.

2. Craving: “I want a bagel delivered at 2AM.” {Bagels on the Hudson}

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Bagels on the Hudson {located at 802 Washington Street} is a 24-hour bagel spot that has an array of bagels and toppings to serve any carb craving, day or night. They also have the best crumb cake, the ideal carb dessert to really finish your carb-on-carb meal the right way.

3. Craving: “I want XYZ sandwich bagel that is also Insta-worthy.” {O’Bagel}

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With an NJ bagel record that is pretty legit, O’Bagel has created a name for itself as another go-to midtown bagel spot {600 Washington Street}, having won the Best of Hoboken awards from our site several years in a row. The bagels and sandwiches are very good, but even better is the french toast bagel {see above for proof – with strawberries + walnut cream cheese}, and their bagel sandwich creations are quite creative. 

4. Craving: “I want to eat a bagel while people-watching.” {JP’s Bagel Express}

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This spot is right near the PATH {52 Newark Street}, and while it’s a no-frills bagel joint, they have an incredibly tasty selection of freshly-made bagels and easily accommodate large orders. Call to place your order or and it will be ready for you to pick up faster than you can say “Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese and Lox” {which is delicious, btw}. They’ve also introduced salads, wraps, and more — but order a tuna on everything scooped out and toasted, and you’ll be a happy camper, we have no doubt.

Those are our favorite bagel spots in Hoboken — for all the right {craving} reasons. What is your favorite? 

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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