Chicago Bagel Authority

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Chicago Bagel Authority
Chicago Bagel Authority

The motto of this bagel spot, whose original location is in Lincoln Park, is “Open early, open late, open minded.” Here are some examples of that last part: The men’s bathroom is labeled AREA 51; a poster of a “Tonya Harding Club” sandwich shows Harding attacking Nancy Kerrigan with a baton next to the words Turkey, Ham, Bacon, Colby and Swiss; and the Rice Krispies treat is made with Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch (far superior cereals, in our humble opinion). There are also about a million types of bagel sandwiches and regular sandwiches, all of which are steamed: They’re fine, if unamusing.


Venue name: Chicago Bagel Authority
Address: 955 W Belmont Ave
Cross street: between Wilton and Sheffield Aves
Opening hours: Sun–Thu 7am–10pm; Fri, Sat 7am–midnight
Transport: Subway stop: Belmont (Red/Brown/Purple) Subway lines: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont Bus info: 8 Halsted, 22 Clark, 77 Belmont, 151 Sheridan, 156 LaSalle
Price: Average main course: $7
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Laura B

Unique, Always Tasty, Endless Choices, Great Workers, Fantastic Swag, AMAZING!

Madeline J

Perfect steamed sandwich EVERY time. So many choices that you would never expect come on a bagel.