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“In a word - yes ”
Review of Bagel Factory

Bagel Factory
Ranked #29 of 59 Bakeries in Saint Louis
Description: (314) 432-3583 Reviews of this bagel store are available from a Google search, but I think they should also be on TripAdvisor!
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Description: (314) 432-3583 Reviews of this bagel store are available from a Google search, but I think they should also be on TripAdvisor!
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The only real bagel around. A water bagel is the only way. Just like NYC , a taste of heaven in the Midwest.

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

This tiny family owned business is the real deal.
These are water bagels and remind me of the "old" bagelries in St. Louis Pratzel, Petrofsky and Komen.
They have a selection that is quite extensive, but make limited quantities of the various flavors.
When I grew up there were only 3 flavors, Poppy Seed, Sesame Seed, and Plain (for those older folks wearing dentures.
Two words of caution:
A. Call and order ahead, because they run out of some of the favorite flavors.
B. Remember this is a cash only business, so your plastic of I Pay will not work.

The only other decent bagel shop is Legacy in Springfield, MO. but 600 miles round trip is too long a drive for a bagel and a schmear.

This place has been in Mosely Square for decades and has my business 100%!

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Thank Stu K
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

“These bagels are AWESOME!” I say this as I’m stuffing my face.

Bagel Factory is a quiet little shop sitting in a small strip mall in the south side of Olive. The area is dark but then you see a warm glow come into view. There is a HOT BAGEL sign in the window that calls out to you so you can help but pull in. Sitting in the car, all you can see is bagels!

Upon entering, you get hit with the most inviting smell of freshly baked bagels. There’s onion, Raisin Bran, pumpkin, pumpernickel, poppy...the list goes on.

You are greeted warmly and given a chance to browse. Once you make your selection though, you’re already thinking of another trip.

And the taste!!! These are the best bagels I’ve ever had. They are crisp on the outside and warm and moist on the inside. Most bagels I’ve had are a little on the tough side, but these have a texture all their own which makes you eat even what you’re supposed to be saving for another time.

All kidding aside, it’s one thing just to eat and another to know good food. Ladies and gents, this is good food!

Thank RendezvousbyDawn
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Am originally from STL. Been a few since I have been back. Hotel was down the road, took my teenager for bagels. Now, these are the REAL DEAL. No question some of the best bagels you will ever eat, anywhere. The cool thing is this place has been here for 20 plus years and the owner, who is a character, is still selling bagels. Great little place where you can order, then cut and pop it in a toaster, lean on the counter and watch the neighborhood locals come in.

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Thank 16weekayeartraveler
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

It just does not get any better. Call ahead, because this tiny shop cannot make enough to satisfy the demand for their wonderful bagels.

There is nothing better than a warm poppy seed bagel, with a schmear, some lox, capers, thin onion slice and a tomato.

I am in heaven.

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Thank Stu K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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