Chicago Bagel Authority


953 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614


(773) 248-9606

NileGuide Expert tip:

Check their website and visit their "bagelporn" page for some creative (maybe even challenging) takes on the sandwiches on the menu.


Entering the Chicago Bagel Authority you'll notice the enormous menu of sandwiches and spreads, and just below that you'll see baskets full of freshly baked bagels and bialys.  The cleverly titled options are conveniently grouped by main ingredient—beef, turkey, veggie, bacon, etc—to help you organize your thoughts on lunch.  Whatever you do, do not ask them to toast your bagel!  CBA advocates for steaming, so whether you're ordering a plain bagel and cream cheese, the Studs Turkey, The Oak Pork BLT or you opt for The Lottery ("We choose everything.  Anything Goes.  Usually, we play nice.  Feel lucky?"), expect your food to be nice and hot.


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