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Carol asked a simple question: “Best bagels in DC?”

Let’s do this:

Buckle up for some of the original battle replies:

“As a NY bagel snob, the only good bagels in SE/SW DC are Bethesda Bagels.”

CYM first and a different type of second with Bagels Etc

Ed. Note: Outpouring of love for Bagels Etc. here.

Bethesda Bagels!!! Especially an egg bagel sandwich with tomato”

“I’ll expand it here too … @TheBagelrySS … I’ve tried the rest and found the best”

Bagels, Etc. for sure…even the Jersey folks I’ve forced to try them mumble that they’re at least as good.”

“Depends on which neighborhood you’re in or willing to travel to. Any Bethesda Bagel or Bullfrog Bagel that’s nearby, but I’m not aware of bagels in DC that are worth traveling for. In Alexandria, however, the best bagels of the DMV are in Del Ray at Bagel Uprising

“I liked the recently opened @pearlsbagels more than CYM.” Ed. Note: Pearl’s Bagels opened Saturday near the Convention Center on 7th.

“CYM has best SANDWICHES but Bagels etc. has best BAGELS (their egg bagel is insane)”

“Call your mother. Barracks row. I drove from the cathedral once a week to get a bag. SO WORTH IT.”

Call Your Mother.

This isn’t even close.”

“Several people have said it already but @bakedbyyael has this Jersey kid’s vote”

“@bethesdabagels b/c of taste, size, & ease of acquiring followed closely by @CYMDeli (sadly not the easiest to pickup or have delivered”

“@bakedbyyael they don’t even need butter or cream cheese to be good!”

“Bread Bite Bakery”

“Call Your Mother! Hands down the best here in DC!”

@BullfrogBagels likely going to be as good as you’re getting here!”

“Without a doubt the list is as follows (as of May 2019, understand it may have come a long way): 1) Bagels Etc 2) Call Your Mother 3) Brooklyn Bagel (Arlington)”

“Don’t sleep on Bagel City in Rockville.”

“Goldberg’s…ok fine it’s technically in MD”

“You can get @CYM_DC bagels at Mercy Me in the West End! So good”

“Not DC, but @BagelUprising in Del Ray”

“If we’re expanding to DC “area”…Ize’s on Rockville Pike”

“Brooklyn bagel in courthouse is so under appreciated.”

“Hands down @buffalobergendc either on the Hill or at @UnionMarketDC”

“@BrooklynBagelVA is far and a way the best bacon egg and cheese I’ve gotten while living in the dc area”

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