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288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
+1 585-482-5080
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06:00 - 15:00
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Brighton, New York, United States
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Balsam Bagels is unpretentious, but a neat local find. Bagels, of all sorts, with different fillings, are supplemented by quiches, soups, etc. Limited seating, much of the business seems to be takeout. Self service is quick, hot items are ready to be zapped. Food was generous and tasty. On site parking was adequate, but could be a challenge at very... More 

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Thank Julian Y
Rochester,New York
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I was in a hurry to satisfy a family starving for late brunch. Came to Balsam for a dozen bagels and a few sandwiches. Everything was prepared as asked and sold to us with a smile. A very nice experience. The family loved the food and we are still snacking on the few bagels left. Recommend!

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Thank MJLRochester_NewYork
Rochester, New York, United States
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Multiple vegan cream cheeses (and TONS of vegetarian varieties.) The bagels are equally enjoyed just plain as well. Yum. Favorite combo has to be the Salt Bagel with Chipotle Cream cheese. They also offer a variety of vegan/vegetarian lunch options. Favorite has to be the vegan samosa phyllo. Friendly/quick/cheap/clean Lunch options (pick up bagel + lunch for later!)

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Thank Kyle S
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Love the bagels at Balsam Bagels! Always fresh. Always a great selection of bagel flavors! I take them to out of town friends when I go visit. I am not a fan of cream cheese, so I don't buy that, even though some of the varieties (maple bacon) sound great.

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Thank kad585
Pittsford, New York
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141 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Every single time we get bagels here (4 times in 3 years), there are always a few that have not been cooked through. I just do not get it and because of that, I will not go back again.

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Thank 2foodtravelers
Austin, TX
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I go here whenever I am in town. Great bagels. I usually get the lox on a bagel sandwich. Generous helping of lox, delicious bagel. Great combination.

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Thank cemclellan
Farmington, New York
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Balsam is one of my favorite neighborhood eateries...I go here every weekend. They have dozens of homemade flavors of both bagels and cream cheese. French Toast bagel with apple cinnamon cream cheese (with real apples in it) or pesto bagel with raspberry jalapeño cream cheese (with real jalapeños in it!). Vegan options as well. Open until 3pm. Must stop if... More 

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Rochester, NY
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The bagels are fresh and perfectly made. There is a large assortment of spreads and specialty items. They carry gluten-free which is good when friends need that diet. I know I can get a bread or dessert there for them.

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Thank edward03
Niagara Falls, Canada
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is the only place in Rochester that reminds me of the great bagel shops in New York City. The sumptuous bagels are a treat to eat. Very flavourful, well baked, plenty of coverings such as onions or everything. I also like the variety of bagels available. We live quite a distance away but it is worth the trip to... More 

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Thank Q3601UQmikem
Rochester, New York
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

These bagels and cream cheeses are the real thing! They are hot, fresh and delicious! Enough said! We'll be back again and again!

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Thank Tom E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-482-5080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?