Mornings are made better with a perfect bagel, you know, the kind that can wake you up the moment you take that first bite. Bagel preferences vary widely, with some preferring a more doughy texture, while others focus on a a well-toasted crust. Whatever you prefer, you need to first find a spot where you can pick up one — or perhaps a few.
We’ve scoured Red Bank from the east side, all the way to the downtown district to find out where you should go the next time the urge for a bagel comes around again.
Without any further wait, here are where you can find the best bagel shops in Red Bank, which are listed in no particular order. As always, don’t forget to check out some of our other fun guides below.
Location: 368 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Try out this bagel: The Broad Street Bully
Why we picked Hot Bagels Brooklyn’s Finest:
If you’ve ever order bagels from Hot Bagels Brooklyn’s Finest, then you know the level of consistency the bagel shop is known for. That’s why its bagels come out and taste amazing every time. You’ll want to stop by early because on those busy weekends, its selection of bagels dwindle because of the amount of people ordering them.
Your selection of bagels include: plain, sesame, cinnamon roll, everything, onion, garlic, egg poppy, whole wheat everything, and chocolate chip. Bagels are $1 each, but you can purchase a dozen for $12 — and they throw in 2 FREE bagels whenever your buy a dozen. Don’t forget to also check out some of its specialty breakfast sandwich, like the Broad Street Bully, which features eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage, and pork roll.
Beyond the bagels, it’s an ideal breakfast and brunch spot because you’ll find a menu complete with omelets, cold cut sandwiches, salads, and more!
Location:168 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Try out this bagel: Jalpeno Cheddar Bagel
Why we picked Bagel Station:
You know how it is sometimes trying to catch the train out of the Red Bank station during some of those busy mornings. One stop elsewhere beforehand may mean missing your train and waiting around for the next one, which is exactly why Bagel Station is so convenient to visit when you want a bagel in the morning.
It’s located within short distance of the train station, but the shop serves all the bagels you can think of. What really sets Bagel Station apart from the rest is the sheer size of its bagels. They’re ridiculously ginormous, nearly double in size when compared to your average bagel. Thankfully, these bagels have the fluffy consistency that you’d expect on the inside.
The bagel shop also offers an assortment of breakfast menu items consisting of wraps, salads, pastries, coffee, and more. Try the Jalapeno Cheddar bagel because it offers a nice kick that you wouldn’t expect.
Location: 72 Monmouth St # 1, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Try out this bagel: Garlic Bagel
Why we picked Bagel Oven:
The outside of a bagel is just as important as the inside. That point isn’t lost with the bagels from Bagel Oven, which is situated on Monmouth Street. Its bagels have a toasty outer skin that’s never too tough to chew, but still maintains a fluffy interior that makes for the right balance.
Naturally, you can add just about anything to your bagel — from butter, cream cheese, lox, and many other breakfast meats. The Garlic Bagels are particularly tasty because of the amount of time it’s placed in the oven to achieve that crusty outer skin, where the garlic’s flavors proceed to intensify. There’s no denying it deserves to be one of the best bagel shops in Red Bank!