Best Bagels And Lox In Philadelphia

By Kelly Neilson

Bagels and Lox is a classic sandwich found at most cafes, delis and brunch spots. Lox, also known as brined salmon, is traditionally prepared on a bagel with plenty of cream cheese, tomatoes and onion and can include other ingredients as well like capers or cucumbers. Fortunately, bagels and lox is found on menus throughout Philadelphia and if you’re looking for a new place to try the sandwich, read on.

Hymie’s Merion Delicatessen
342 Montgomery Ave.
Merion Station, PA 19066
(610) 668-3354
www.barsonsdeli.com

Hymie’s Delicatessen has been serving the Philadelphia region since 1955 and is a favorite among locals and college students for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Hymie’s, you can order multiple types of lox and bagels including the traditional lox (or Nova lox), cream cheese and bagel or a bagel with cream cheese and lox spread. You can also order lox, eggs and onion served with a bagel and potatoes.

Good Karma Cafe
331 S 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-1479
www.thegoodkarmacafe.com

Good Karma currently has 3 stores in Center City offering neighborhoods organic and free-trade certified coffees in a eco-friendly environment. Along with coffee, Good Karma has an exceptional menu with deliciously healthy food options, including breakfast bagels available all day (Good Karma is one of the few coffee shops in the city open until 10 p.m. 7-days a week). For the salmon fan, you’ll want to order the “Rox Out With Your Lox Out” bagel made with, you guessed it, lox, tomato, cream cheese and capers.

Philly Style Bagels
1451 E Columbia Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
phillystylebagels@gmail.com
www.phillystylebagels.com

Philly Style Bagels earned the number one spot on Bon Appetit’s list of Best New Sandwiches in America, beating out restaurants in NYC, LA and Chicago, for its Classic Lox Sandwich. The bagels are fermented in small batches, hand rolled and boiled in beer (local Yards) and water, resulting in a new-type of bagel. The classic lox is made with cured salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, tomato and red onion.

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Sabrina’s Cafe
910 Christian St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 574-1599
www.sabrinascafe.com

Sabrina’s Cafe is a popular breakfast and brunch spot in Philadelphia and has three locations in the city. Breakfast is served all day, including its plain, everything and sesame bagels, but order its bagel and lox platter for a real treat. The bagel is served with lox, capers, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, cucumbers and cream cheese. If you don’t want a bagel, but are still craving lox, try Sabrina’s lox and onion omelette.

Spread Bagelry
262 S 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-0626
www.spreadbagelry.com

Most weekend mornings, you’ll find a line waiting outside Spread Bagelry on 20th Street. You’ll realize the line is worth the wait, however, once you first dive into a fresh Montreal style wood oven bagel. With your choice of bagel, order the classic, which is made with smoked nova salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onion and comes with a side of cucumber salad. Spread Bagelry was recently feature on Food Network’s Ginormous Food for its 14-pound bagel, called the Classic Whale. The bagel can be consumed as a challenge (if you finish in a certain amount of time, it’s free) and includes a four pound Montreal style Everything bagel, three pounds of smoked nova salmon, two pounds of homemade whitefish salad, two pounds of cream cheese and a few more pounds of tomatoes, onions and capers. Eat if you dare.

Related: Top Spots For Lox In Philadelphia

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