Tal Bagels

Bagel Shop$$$$
Upper East Side, New York
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  • Ross S.
    "The everything bagel with vegetable cream cheese is the best."(4 Tips)
    Michael W.
    "Toasted flat bagels are crunchy and delicious."(2 Tips)
    Jen L.
    "They offer tofu cream cheese but no milk options for vegans."(2 Tips)
    Steve C.
    "Best bagels in NYC."(2 Tips)
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  • Ross S.
    Ross SheingoldAugust 6, 2010
    Inconsistency hurts this great bagel place, so make sure to ask if the bagel is fresh and soft before ordering your bagel. The everything bagel with vegetable cream cheese is the best.
  • Sari L.
    Sari LynneNovember 1, 2015
    Legit the slowest bagel store in manhattan. Took 25 mins for 3 sandwiches. Also their signature flavor of burnt coffee is heinous.
  • Travis A.
    Travis AndersonNovember 13, 2011
    The skinny workers will think you're fat. Asked for a Coke and an everything bagels with tofu cream cheese: given a Diet Coke.
  • Far C.
    Far CarSeptember 11, 2014
    Rude, rude, rude! I always ask my sister to buy for me jnstead because I cannot stand their attitude! Worst customer service! Go somewhere else.
  • DeShaun H.
    DeShaun HarrisNovember 9, 2011
    Fresh, delicious traditional New York bagels here. Hits the spot on the morning walk to the subway and after work before dinner too. Love! Love! Love!
  • Brie B.
    Brie BurkeNovember 22, 2014
    Decent bagels but the service is terrible and the credit card minimum is less than ideal. They do deliver though!
  • Peace S.
    Peace ShantiJanuary 25, 2013
    Love their pumpernickel bagel toasted with vegetable cream cheese + a small morning cuppa joe.
  • Jonah K.
    Jonah KruvantJanuary 28, 2010
    Underrated egg cheese sandwich - not on menu, you need to ask for it. Only before 11 am.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CMay 11, 2015
    Definitely not the best bagels in NYC, as they claim. H&H is MUCH better (and friendlier)
  • Trudy L.
    Trudy LMay 21, 2014
    Slow, they need help getting people out the door quickly. But the bagels are good.
  • Monte B.
    Monte BabingtonSeptember 11, 2011
    Be prepared to order aggressively and repeat yourself, but the bagels are worth it
  • Jen L.
    Jen LFebruary 7, 2013
    They offer tofu cream cheese but no milk options for vegans. That lacks logic.
  • Katie N.
    Katie NadlerJune 3, 2012
    The flat bagels here are great. Try flat whole wheat everything.
  • Kari O.
    Kari O'BrienJuly 10, 2010
    Free wifi. Really wide selection. Love the Taj special.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CristianoMarch 17, 2012
    Possibly the worlds WORST customer service... If their bagels didn't taste so good I would never eat here.
  • Tracey C.
    Tracey ChurrayFebruary 19, 2014
    $10 credit min. Good bagel, not too chewy, not too crunchy. Just right.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesDecember 5, 2015
    My favorite bagels in the Upper East Side. Great lox and cream cheese.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CristianoMarch 23, 2012
    I love the beagles. I hate the customer service. Consistently slow and rude.
  • Kira R.
    Kira RochaFebruary 7
    Bagels are always good. Try flat toasted bagels
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HodgesApril 4, 2013
    Plain bagel with plain cream cheese. Can't go wrong.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LukasiewiczOctober 13, 2012
    Slow service but the bagels are okay. Not the best by any means
  • Michael W.
    Michael WallersteinJune 26, 2011
    Toasted flat bagels are crunchy and delicious.
  • Audrey T.
    Audrey TolbertAugust 20, 2014
    The bagels and convenience are worth the rude service and credit card minimum.
  • Taylor V.
    Taylor VANovember 8, 2014
    Bacon egg and cheese is good. They don't have sausage.
  • David L.
    David LubinMarch 13
    Bagels...veggie cream cheese has jalapeños, beware
  • Conor W.
    Conor WelterJune 5, 2012
    Long wait for mediocre overpriced bagels.
  • Steve C.
    Steve CampbellJune 2, 2012
    Best bagels in NYC. You heard it here first. ;-)
  • Michael M.
    Michael MolinaNovember 2, 2012
    Best Bagels on the upper east side
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KhaledSeptember 18, 2014
    Everything bagel
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