People love to say their state is home to the best bagels, but not all have the quality to back it up! Fortunately for locals and visitors to South Carolina, there is plenty to back up the bragging. There are eateries dedicated to this delicious, ring-shaped delight all throughout the state, each with their own signature styles and unique varieties. Here are the eight best places to grab a bagel in South Carolina.
New York may be the bagel capital, but that doesn’t mean you have to travel there to get an equally tasty bagel. With two locations (Mount Pleasant and Summerville), patrons can enjoy freshly crafted bagels, breakfast burritos, wraps, sandwiches and more.
Three words: Steamed Bagel Sandwiches. That’s the differentiating factor between Sully’s and pretty much any other bagel shop out there, and that tiny little detail makes all the difference. Sully’s is serious about crafting a scrumptious variety of hot bagel sandwiches (there are 14 varieties for turkey alone!), and leaves no creative food combination unturned.
True bagel fans can taste the difference between a store-bought one and one that’s been made fresh in house. And it doesn’t get any fresher than straight from the “factory.” Serving up a variety of freshly baked bagels, you can grab one by itself for breakfast or grab a bagel sandwich for lunch.
You’ve heard of pineapple chicken or pineapple on pizza, but how well do pineapples and bagels pair? Find the answer to this and other perplexing culinary combinations at The Bagel Cafe. Here you can expect some of the unique bagel combinations yet, like bagels and tuna or bagels with salsa and refried beans. Which just goes to show that adventure comes in many forms, even bagel shops.
If you dig the classic cafe-style scenery, you won’t want to skip a trip to Blondies! With baked goods, sandwiches, and gourmet bagels with homemade cream cheese comprising the bulk of the menu, it’s the perfect spot if you’re craving lighter fare.
Situated near Lake Wylie, the folks at Bagel Boat embody the epitome of lake living: Keep things simple and enjoy the ride. They specialize in simple staples like bagels, coffee and ice cream, and provide a downhome community-focused atmosphere that no bagel chain could ever come close to replicating.
Big Apple Bagels may be a nationwide franchise, but the only place you’ll find it in South Carolina is nestled along the coast in cozy Surfside Beach. Just as the name implies, you can expect New York-style taste, but with South Carolina hospitality.
If there isn’t yet such a thing as “designer bagels,” this place will make it a thing. Specializing in handcrafted spreads, soups and other culinary diversity, these fresh-baked bagels and savory deli meats combine under the same roof to create an unstoppable force.