Who Makes The Best Bagels on Long Island?


Big, soft, round and doughy, Long Island bagels are delectable and almost every community on the Island has its own local bagel shop that serves them fresh. But who makes the best bagels on Long Island?

Long Islanders voted A&S Bagels the Best Bagels on Long Island in the 2022 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest! The national winner in this category was Bagel Boss.

Many Long Islanders have a favorite bagel shop and they will waste no time defending their choice against anybody who dares to claim another bagel shop is best. But, asked to select their favorite bagels on Long Island, voters selected A&S Bagels more than any other.

That could be because of their vast selection of delicious bagel choices, kettle boiled before being baked, and including everything from the traditional plain, sesame, garlic, and salt varieties to more offbeat selections, including blueberry and cheddar cheese.

A&S Bagels was likely also selected thanks to its wide selection of cream cheeses and sandwiches, including multiple egg options and “The Greg Special” with bacon, chicken cutlet, Russian dressing, lettuce, and tomato.

Long Islanders no doubt also like the fact that they can stop by whenever hunger strikes because A&S is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As for Bagel Boss, while the infamous viral video captured at its Bay Shore location catapulted it into national fame, this chain has built a stellar reputation as the top bagel place on Long Island over the last 50 years.

In a region where no one compromises on their bagels, Bagel Boss truly lives up to its name, pleasing even the most discerning palates. Whether you’re craving sesame, egg, poppy and plain — or just everything to make it easy — your eyes will surely wander from basket to basket upon walking into one of its stores. Its team is also happy to bring its doughy delights to your next corporate meeting, luncheon or any other occasion with their local delivery and catering services.

Have it with cream cheese, have it with lox — at Bagel Boss, it starts with a bagel and ends with brilliance!

A&S Bagels is located at 761 Hempstead Tpke. in Franklin Square. It can be reached at 516-326-9288 or aandsbagels.com

Bagel Boss has multiple locations. It can be reached at 516-243-8928 or bagelboss.com

To find all the other 2022 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote for your favorite businesses and people in the 2023 contest is open until Dec. 15!