The 10 Best Bagel Shops in Delaware!

Whether you’re looking for a plain bagel with cream cheese, or a gourmet flavor with a vegan recipe, Delaware has plenty of bagel shops for you to choose from. Delight your senses across all three counties with omelets on bagels, fruit smoothies to go, or to-die-for menu’s that will have your mouth salivating at the culinary possibilities. Here are the 10 best bagel shops in the state. 

1. Dave & Skippy’s, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Variety is the spice of life, and Dave & Skippy’s in Rehoboth doesn’t just offer a bagel-icious breakfast, they also offer a full-service fruit smoothie bar and frozen coffee drinks. Located just a mere four parking meters off the boardwalk, Dave & Skippy’s has a breakfast menu that can’t be beat. Egg sandwiches on New York-style bagels, daily freshly baked bread, healthy wraps, paninis, you think of it and chances are it’s on their menu.  

2. Surf Bagel & Deli, Lewes, DE

Surf’s Up at the Surf Bagel & Deli in Lewes. Catch some gnarly bagels before heading off to catch some waves. Better yet, check out the surf report on their website! Just make sure to eat your bagel before hopping on your board. The Surf Bagel & Deli is open for breakfast and lunch and includes killer bagels, tubular wraps, and longboard subs. 

3. Beach Break Bakrie & Café, Bethany Beach, DE

When a place gets as busy as the Beach Break Bakrie & Café, you know it’s popular for a reason. Season after season, tourists and locals alike come back to the Beach Break to enjoy a beach breakfast made for a King Crab. If there is a line be sure to hang tight, the wait is well worth it.  

4. Davelli’s Bagel Café, Seaford, DE

New to the bagel industry, Davelli’s Bagel Café was opened last year in Seaford, Delaware, by co-owners Justin and Amber Woodland. Their bagels, breads and pastries are baked fresh daily and they are proud to serve Boar’s Head deli meats. This popular restaurant is active with events and specials so be sure to keep your eye on their Facebook page. 

5. Baked Coffee Bar, Dewey Beach, DE

Take a step back in time to the days where your local bakery in the city carried everything you need from bread to bagels, to cakes and desserts and this is what you’ll find in the Baked Coffee Bar of Dewey Beach. Serving breakfast and lunch daily you’re sure to find something to enjoy from bagels to crepes, espresso to smoothies, have a delectable breakfast experience at Baked Coffee Bar.

6. Whereabouts Café, Newark, DE

Whereabouts can you get a great bagel and coffee in Newark? At the Whereabouts Café of course! Freshly roasted coffee and espresso, daily baked breads and bagels, and specialty handcrafted sandwiches are just a couple of menu items that Whereabouts take great pride in providing to their customers. Their secret? They get up at 4 a.m. each morning and use a unique process to bake their bagels and breads—steaming them instead of boiling them. Steamed bagels offer a thinner crust. Their bagel and bread process is a one-of-a-kind process and secret you’ll want to taste.

7. J & J Bagels, Georgetown, DE

More than just bagels, J & J Bagels in Georgetown is an outstanding bagel shop and deli.  Family owned and operated, they are greatly attached to the community who has supported them in opening their business and regularly give back to and support that same community. Customer service is J & J Bagels’ priority, so if you have an idea or suggestion be sure to let them know! They welcome feedback.

8. Lucky’s Coffee Shop, Wilmington, DE

Lucky’s Coffee Shop in Wilmington is THE place for top quality breakfast, lunch and dinner in New Castle County. A huge breakfast menu will get your mouth watering with breakfast burritos, Western omelets, creamed chipped beef, and Belgian waffles. The restaurant itself looks as if it stepped out of the 1950s so make sure you take your selfies and tag Lucky’s Coffee Shop in them!

9. Bagelmania, Newark, DE

Crazy about bagels? So is Bagelmania! This is the shop to go to for every bagel flavor you can think of and some. They also feature catering, delivery, and orders for large groups or parties. Near the University of Delaware campus and want to sit for a spell on your laptop? Bagelmania offers free Wi-Fi and is a great place to meet friends, clients and colleagues.  

10. Newark Deli & Bagel, Newark, DE

Last but certainly not least, Newark Deli & Bagel is an award-winning bagel shop voted best by Delaware Today and News Journal Readers’ Choice readers. You can even order your breakfast or lunch to go from your cell phone! A University of Delaware restaurant affiliate, Newark Deli & Bagel offers every meal you can think of with flavor, variety, and great prices.

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