Where to Get the Best Bagels in Leeds

· Imagine Selby · Food and Drink

Next time you fancy a bagel, check these out!

Doghouse Bagel

Sweet or savoury, hot or cold? Whichever way you like your bagels, here’s where you can get the best in Leeds.

Sliced in half, gently toasted and filled with all kinds of healthy and naughty treats. Sound good? This quintuplet of local independents bake their own delicious bagels ready for you to enjoy and they’re the perfect excuse to leave the house for a bite, whether you’re getting yours to eat in or to go. From classic combos like cream cheese and salmon or something more adventurous like BBQ chicken, why not give these bagel-loving Leeds legends a try? You won’t regret it.

Fika North

Fika North

It may be inspired by Scandi coffee culture, but Fika North know a thing or two about filling a bagel too – in fact, they serve some of the best in Leeds. You can get your hands on all manner of freshly-made hole-y creations all day long at this ultra-cosy Headingley cafe. The crunchy peanut butter and banana combo offers a sweet take, while the rose harissa humous is a lesson in vegan bagel excellence. But it’s the Skagen that really steals the show. This Swedish classic comes packed with prawns, creme fraiche, dill and pink pickles. It’ll pair perfectly with their cups of locally-roasted coffee.

Fika North, 94 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4BA.

Winnebagel Cafe


The clue’s in the name – Winnebagel is a Pudsey cafe that’s all about the bagel. Their breakfast rings are toasted golden and filled with fried eggs, sausage and crispy bacon. Nipping by for lunch? Their harissa halloumi on tomatoes comes with rocket, honey and an obligatory sprinkling of Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Or, go for their deliciously reliable chicken, avocado and tomato melt. Adorned with melted gouda and lashings of their secret chipotle honey mayo, it’s equal parts sweet, spicy and tasty. You’ll want to keep an eye out for weekly and seasonal specials.

Winnebagel Cafe, 82 Galloway Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 8LE.

Slow Rise Bakery

Slow Rise Bakery

Slow Rise Bakery have been rolling, boiling and delivering baked goods to Leeds cafes since 2015, but now you can pick up their incredible bagels at their very own Horsforth cafe. Plain, poppy seed, sesame or pretzel salt? Once you’ve chosen your bagel, it’s time to fill it up. They do all the classics, from their triple nut peanut butter to the salmon and cream cheese. Fancy a classic favourite? The salt beef with gherkins and mustard is a must-try. Keep an eye out for their ever-changing array of daily specials, cakes and pretzels too.

Slow Rise Bakery, 2a Sunnybank Avenue, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4LZ.

The Street Lane Bakery

Street Lane Bakery, Bagel

The Street Lane Bakery is a proper community bakehouse. They do all kinds of baked goods, but it’s their bagels that steal the show. They’re made fresh each day to classic Jewish recipes, and come in an array of ever-changing flavours, from poppy seed to onion. They have a small menu of fillings – will you go for the Nutella or smoked salmon? If you’d like to eat in, you can pair it with a cup of coffee. Don’t have time? You can grab a pack of freshly baked bagels to go, so you can make your favourite combo at home.

The Street Lane Bakery, Caretakers House, 399 Street Lane, Moortown, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 6HQ.

Doghouse Bar & Bagel Shop

Doghouse Bagel

Credit: Leeds-List 2023 by Ellie Hodgson

Bagels are the food of choice at Doghouse. They’re handmade daily and come in all types of flavours, from classics like plain and poppy seed to more adventurous creations like cinnamon raisin. Choose your favourite and get it filled with all kinds of sweet treats – peanut butter, jam or Nutella anyone? If you prefer savoury, go for one of their hot lunch bagels, like the BBQ pulled chicken and melted cheese. You can pair yours with a cup of Leodis coffee in the morning or with all kinds of craft beer and spirits later on.

Doghouse Bar & Bagel Shop, 93 Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DJ.