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Balsam Bagels

288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
+1 585-482-5080
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
06:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
288 N Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610-1238
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Lived in Rochester all my life and never tried this place until yesterday! Amazing, so many choices with flavors of bagels and cream cheeses! I love horseradish and they have horseradish cream cheese....the best on a rye bagel or pumpernickel! I also love salted caramel...More

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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...More

Thank Julian Y
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...More

Thank MJLRochester_NewYork
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...More

Thank Kyle S
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...More

Thank kad585
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.

Thank 2foodtravelers
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.

Thank cemclellan
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...More

1  Thank Allison U
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.

Thank edward03
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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
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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