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Chicago Bagel Authority

Chicago Bagel Authority

Bagel Shop and Sandwich Place$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
  • Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and Serious Eats
    • Time Out Chicago
    • Serious Eats
  • Ryan
    "Bialy with havarti is a great quick breakfast."(3 Tips)
    Terrin J.
    "Bagel sandwiches are delicious, amazing decor, & friendly service"(5 Tips)
    Danielle M.
    "Love the Clayboy sandwich!"(2 Tips)
    Kellen T.
    "Steamed Bagels are the best way to eat bagels"(2 Tips)
51 Tips and reviews
  • bagels
  • sandwiches
  • bialy
  • clayboy
  • good for a quick meal
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  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2013
    The chicken salad on the Muenster Mash is truly a mash up of cheese, nearly pulverized chicken, and a dill-heavy combination of herbs and garlic, all piled onto an everything bagel.
  • Ryan
    RyanJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bialy with havarti is a great quick breakfast. Good coffee but I am a coffee drinker and it's too strong. But they are very nice and will leave you room; add skim and half/half, issue remedied.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistJuly 6, 2016
    The Swanson Sandwich of Greatness is a hangover-abating mix of ham, bacon, sausage, roast beef, scrambled egg, hardboiled egg, smoked cheddar and American cheeses. Read more
  • Derek K.
    Derek KucyndaSeptember 4, 2013
    The Bread Intruder is the best thing you'll ever put in your mouth. For extra deliciousness, add pepperoni (or salami...or both!) #NomNom (also ask for Honey or Spicy Mustard!)
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 5, 2011
    Aiming to open next week, the Chicago Bagel Authority’s Lakeview branch is setting up shop next to one of the busiest L stops in town, offering on-the-go commuters specialty bagels Read more
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenFebruary 21, 2015
    The s'mores cereal treats are super good, the staff gives great suggestions, and there's plenty of room. Free Wi-Fi. The dank 'n eggs and koko's catastrophe are my favorites bagels.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LippertJanuary 16
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend the Crunch & Munch. I rarely order the same thing twice, but this is one sandwich I order regularly.
  • Derek K.
    Derek KucyndaOctober 19, 2012
    There's so many different bagels sandwiches to try! (Try Dank'n'Eggs, Chicago Fire) - All delicious and cheap too! And they deliver too (and fast!!)
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BollingerMay 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with any sandwich. They serve delicious metropolitan coffee - try a latte. Take your photo in the photo booth!
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterApril 14, 2014
    They steam the bagels here and have a huge sandwich selection to satisfy any taste. Best in Chicago in my opinion.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherOctober 22, 2013
    Freshly baked bagels; delish. Crunch and Munch is my favorite (pictured)
  • Ben L.
    Ben LippertJuly 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This CBA location is conveniently located on the north side and is nice and clean. Same great bagels!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The motto of this bagel spot, whose original location is in Lincoln Park, is “Open early, open late, open minded." Read more
  • Canders
    CandersNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Steaming their bagel sandwiches really put this place on another level. Dizzying selection of sandwiches. The Clayboy is fantastic!
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SDecember 13, 2015
    Despite the fact they completely forgot about my order and I ended up waiting 20+ minutes, the Denver was really great. They even gave me a cookie to make up for their mistake. Would return
  • Annie H.
    Annie HoganJune 25, 2014
    This place was so good! The bagels are crazy hot when you pick them up, but delicious!!
  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettSeptember 27, 2014
    Steamed Bagels are the best way to eat bagels, and CBA makes the best bagels in Chicago.
  • Justine D.
    Justine D'AmourNovember 9, 2013
    Lovers entwined - Mr. EVERYTHING w/chive&spinach cc AND Ms. CINNAMONRAISIN w/plain old-fashioned cc. Reunited and it feels so good!!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GilmoreApril 15, 2012
    EAT the Motown Philly: roast beef,green peppers,onions,provolone & Italian dressing
  • Sky T.
    Sky TaylorJune 16, 2015
    Really can't go wrong with the bagels. Everything is good!
  • Terrin J.
    Terrin JoseFebruary 11, 2016
    Bagel sandwiches are delicious, amazing decor, & friendly service
  • Will L.
    Will LonghiniAugust 25, 2012
    Bring your old Miami University ID and get 10% off your bialy, M-F.
  • Jp H.
    Jp HochbaumJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a Go Local card and save 10% on every purchase! Go Local! Go CBA!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan C.May 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon Boat to Turkey Town is my current go-to. Delicious!
  • Matt P.
    Matt PlockOctober 31
    There bagel sandwiches, the Chicago Fire was worth the visit.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KniewelNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ned's Gold is the best sandwich on the planet. 2 for 1 wednesdays when u dine in
  • Teddy W.
    Teddy WafflesJuly 24, 2011
    Smitty's Nook is delicious. Tip these people too they're super nice.
  • Christian Z.
    Christian ZahnAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Tonya harding Club is worth every bite. Plus more hot sauces then the Lucky Horseshoe...
  • Zach B.
    Zach BaynumMarch 2, 2015
    The Belmont is possibly my favorite thing on the planet.
  • tara d.
    tara defranciscoSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you went to Ohio or Miami University, GO HERE. You'll be back in college in no time, steamed bagel in hand.
  • Blake S.
    Blake SamicAugust 4, 2012
    Get a Sara's Secret and add some Chipotle Tobasco sauce
  • John D.
    John DoeSeptember 17, 2011
    Lots of cute girls eat bagels here. Try to "bust a move" or buy them a bagel and maybe you will find love :-)
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DragerAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wednesday is BOGO. Dinner & Lunch. Breakfast & Dinner. So many possibilities!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MelilloAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Western for breakfast. Sara's Secret for lunch. The Cosby for dinner.
  • Angie G.
    Angie GarbotNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the huevos rancheros on rye!
  • SAL E.
    SAL ESeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You can add bacon to Everything!
  • Emily M.
    Emily MonteagudoApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All of the choices are delicious!!!
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MarksAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Clayboy sandwich! 🙌
  • SAL E.
    SAL EAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Oak Pork is my favorite!
  • SAL E.
    SAL ESeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Add bacon to you sandwitch. It's always better with bacon!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GibbsSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch Bears and Buckeyes and BYOB :)
  • Jon B.
    Jon BetzNovember 24, 2013
    The pinkman
  • Courtney
    CourtneyAugust 6, 2014
    Really cool place!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerJuly 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast bagel sandwiches. Boom.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FregaApril 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Dreadlock with Habenero Mayo
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PooleSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Heisenburg, bitch
  • Zachary S.
    Zachary SobieJuly 16, 2011
    Bialy or bust!
  • Greg K.
    Greg KulagaApril 8, 2014
    $6 for a bacon egg & cheese? Really?
  • Shelby M.
    Shelby MontagueAugust 17, 2012
    Armitage is better
  • Anna M.
    Anna M.January 21
    Disgusting bagels. Junk food
  • Cengaver T.
    Cengaver TamerOctober 21, 2014
    Bagel pişman etmeden doyurur
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