The Best Bagels Across the 4 Corners of the Valley

Editorial StaffJuly 7, 2021
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1. Phoenix

The Paradise Valley Mall location of the Valley’s legendary deli chain just shuttered, but a new one will open at 32nd Street and Cactus Road around the time this issue hits newsstands. Pro tip: Order a pastrami sandwich on an everything bagel. Chef’s kiss. Three locations,

Photo courtesy Chompie's
Photo courtesy Chompie’s

2. Scottsdale
New Wave Market

Country Velador’s “Arizona bagels” are so hyped they have their own hashtag: #bestbagelsaz. We’re gaga for the chewy black and white sesame bagel, which is as chic as it is delicious. 7120 E. Sixth Ave., 602-736-2383,

Photo by Shelby Moore/Courtesy New Wave Market
Photo by Shelby Moore/Courtesy New Wave Market

3. West Valley
Hot Bagels

The business name is barebones, but the bagels are extraordinary at these New Jersey-style delis in the Northwest Valley. Our order: toasted garlic bagel with chive cream cheese and crispy bacon. Three locations,

Photo by Mirelle Inglefield
Photo by Mirelle Inglefield

4. East Valley
The Bagel Man

East Coast transplants congregate at this Ahwatukee bagel shop and deli. Satisfy your sweets craving with owner Kal Salih’s beloved: a crisp and glossy cinnamon-raisin bagel. 5035 E. Elliot Rd., Phoenix, 480-705-9999,

Photo courtesy Monserrat Apud De Lafuente
Photo courtesy Monserrat Apud De Lafuente

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