NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Thomas English Muffins & Bagels food display at The Editor Showcase Presents: Eat This! Hot New Products at Marriott Marquis Times Square on April 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Editor Showcase)

I love to start my day off with a good breakfast. And every now and then I love to chow down on a bagel with some cream cheese. I’m old-fashioned – plain cream cheese is preferred.

I do enjoy an everything bagel that is light, with a little crisp on the outside. But, if I’m being honest, a bagel made anyway is usually fine by me. And I’ve also been known to indulge in unique spreads, like bacon cream cheese or Olive Cream cheese. Bagels fill you up easily and are, at least to me, a comfort food. Whether you enjoy them plain or with butter or jelly, it doesn’t matter. They go down easily and satisfy you for a while.

Jersey, as a whole, has a ton of wonderful bagel spots. Many of them with their own specific cooking technique. But I thought we’d dive in today and take a look at Morris County.

There are some amazing spots here with really good bagels and even with really good spreads as your topping. Oh, and I should mention – by no means am I forgetting that you can take a bagel and stuff it with pork, roll, egg, and cheese. But this list focuses on the overall taste of the bagel and spread of choice, not the meats, eggs, or cheeses inside.

Keep in mind that this list is in no particular order and is not a ranking. It’s just a list of 6 of the best spots to get a bagel in Morris County.

There’s an overwhelming number of places you can go to. And I’m sure some people will disagree with a few of the places I list or wonder why I left off some others. But, you can just let me know. Shoot me an email and maybe I could do a part two!

  • TIME FOR A BAGEL - 680 Speedwell Ave in Morris Plains

    Perfectly cooked hand-rolled bagels. Plus, they have classic flavors you know and love. But they also have unique ones like their Black Russian and chocolate chip!


    Time for a Bagel has been serving fresh hand rolled bagels since 1996. Directly across from the Morris Plains train station, TFAB is the best way to start your morning travels. The two owners, Steve and Emma have incorporated new age flavors as well as the delicatessen classics.

  • G and A HOT BAGELS AND DELI - Route 23 in Butler

    A great spot to enjoy a soft and warm bagel. Nice staff and easy to get to. The bagels are awesome!

    G&A Bagels & Deli | Butler NJ

    G&A Bagels & Deli, Butler, New Jersey. 353 likes · 1 talking about this · 162 were here. Bagel shop, deli, bakery


  • MOUNTAIN LAKES BAGELS DELI AND BAKERY - Route 46 in Mountain Lakes

    I know I said this was about the bagels, but they do have great sandwiches too. And they’ll update their site with new bagel flavors you should try!

    Mountain Lakes Bagel

    Mountain lakes Bagel

  • CHESTER BAGEL AND DELI - 17 Main Street in Chester

    Really scrumptious bagles made by hand.  If you like sweet, get a plain bagel and try their strawberry cream cheese – it’s incredible!

    About Us | Chester Bagels | Bagel Shop Chester | NJ

    Chester Bagels is proud to be a full service deli and catering business with something for everyone. Stop in any day of the week for a bite to eat today!

  • THE BAGELRY - East Hanover Ave in Cedar Knolls

    It seems like they always have the freshest bagels stocked up.  They are pretty large and nice to bit into.  The everything  bagel is loaded with flavor!  This is an incredible place!

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    NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 03: Bagels at Sadelle’s during the Psoriasis Awareness Month Event With Sernivo on August 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Sernivo)

  • BENDER'S BAGELS ON THE HILL - Rt. 46 in Mine Hill Township

    Homemade specialty cream cheeses and terrific bagels.  Good stuff!







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