Browns Bagels (Closed)

69% of 13 votes say it's celiac friendly

132 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001 Directions

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The staff were unhelpful with questions. I ultimately ordered a bagel with plain cream cheese because the gentleman couldn’t tell me if any of the meats were GF. The bagel was tiny and suuuuper dense like it hadn’t risen when cooked. They use precooked bagels from an outside company as other reviewers mentioned so that is also a reflection of them. It was expensive and extremely hard to eat due to the toughness and density. An extra star simply for having GF available. Also their “separate” GF area is directly underneath gluten bagels in open, wire crates. Cross contact is almost certain.

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Staff knew what they were talking about, and the food was delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Heavenly! Best glutenfree bagel I’ve ever had.

Updated 9 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bagels

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast

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The darker section is super dense. Seems like it wasn’t cooked properly.
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These are the frozen bagels they use. Not homemade.
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Incredible gluten free bagel. I’m not celiac, so I can’t speak to cross contamination but it’s 100x better than “best bagels” a few blocks away. BUT- the coffee was bad. Get your coffee somewhere else!

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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The gluten free bagel was like a mini bagel- and cost the same as a normal one- kind of a waste if you ask me. They aren’t careful about prep. I suggest going somewhere else.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Careful with preparation, separate toaster. Good flavour. I had no issues and I am sensitive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Very good GF bagels, I do have to agree the bagels are a bit small, and I could see where cross-contamination might occur, but I have never had issues and I am typically very sensitive.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The bagel was good but very small, I’ve had gluten free bagels that are bigger

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Preparing staff was very friendly and showed me the smaller-sized GF bagel before toasting it. It was pretty good. Not sure about cross-contamination.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I can not recommend this place for anyone who is celiac. Their “separate preparation” area is right below where they store and toast all of their regular bagels, so i’m pretty sure it gets quite a few crumbs. They do bring out separate cream cheese and change their gloves, but I did get sick here and it wasn’t worth it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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GF bagels,Not There’s! Frozen! You are paying 2.50 each for something you can get in the grocery story. Do not bother

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Had gluten free bagels in plain and everything, they were very dry and hard to eat.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Very good GF bagel. Options are plain, everything and cinnamon. Lots of cream cheese. Only draw back is, the GF bagels are small.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Amazing gluten feee bagels I always come here when I come to New York. I highly recommend:-)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The GF bagels are small... but very satisfying when you’re really after a bagel! The gentlemen who took my order changed their gloves and I never saw him put my bagels near any others. I went here a few different days and haven’t had any reactions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Bagels! Delicious gluten free bagels.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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They forgot my food, then gave me the wrong food. Their system is definitely not one that gives me confidence in how safe the food is. It was OK but absolutely not worth five stars like everyone is voting? I thought NY would have amazing bagels, I’m pretty disappointed. I have these bagels in the freezer at home.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Great breakfast bagels. We loved it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Awesome bagel!! Several GF flavors.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Delicious gf bagels that are the best I've tried! Staff were very friendly and understanding. Great for breakfast.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Dedicated prep area and dedicated toaster. The guy behind the counter changed gloves immediately.

I was feeling very confident...and then watched him smear cream cheese on from the same bin that they were using for regular bagels. So close to perfect.

As another posted mentioned, I’d go next door to Friedman’s.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great gf bagels! A little on the smaller side. Best I’ve had though.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The GF bagels and egg sandwich was delicious. Separate toasters and GF prep area. We will be returning.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Frozen gluten free bagels and they use the same toaster as regular bagels to heat and toast.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Although they have dedicated toaster, they have cross-contamination in the prep area, and they admitted to me that if you are Celiac you should only eat next door at Freidman's and not at Brown's Bagels. The gluten-free bagels are also frozen, not fresh, and very small. I am hoping this online review will spur them to make changes and create a completely safe gluten-free prep area including safe prep with the cream cheese spreads and butter, changing of gloves by staff etc.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They have a dedicated toaster, cutting area. It took them much longer to get my bagel sandwich prepped, but it was delicious. I didn't mind waiting, considering they were doing it right.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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So knowledgeable about GF preparation. Separate area for anything GF, including dedicated toasters and spreads. Bagels are delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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So. So. Good. If you’re in New York and you’re gluten free, you absolutely have to come here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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THEY USE FROZEN BAGELS BY THE GREATER KNEED. These are not homemade! Knew nothing about cross contamination when it came to the cream cheese or butter. I honestly have no idea how their rating is so high on this. The only plus was they had a separate toaster. But t didn’t matter because they cut the bagel on the same cutting board they had just cut a normal sandwich on.

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No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Hot everything bagel with many cream cheese choices and a cappuccino with no hassles, issues or looks. What a joy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I trekked here in the snow for the GF cinnamon raisin bagel... Yes they have a separate toaster. I asked them to change gloves. Butter for my bagel was a different matter - it's an extra charge and they take it from the same tub they use to spread non GF bagels and there are crumbs in it - I opted out of the butter but be aware of the potential for cross contamination. GF bagels are tiny...

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Yummy plain or everything gluten free bagels with a variety of cream cheeses

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When you are in NYC,you want a bagel! So nice to be able to have one. They are very careful in prep and I had no ill effects.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Gluten free bagels that aren't just plain! I had an everything bagel and another time a cinnamon raisin, both delicious! And I watched them like a hawk, they're careful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They seemed to take care when handling GF bagels. I ate there twice with no issues!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The staff had a very good knowledge. Very delicious and celiac friendly. Would definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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GF Brownie is the real deal! And 100% GF

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Not just a corner bagel cart, but a full fledged breakfast restaurant. They have gf bagels of different flavors, brownies, and muffins of different flavors. Would come again

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They have a separate toaster and prep area and well as separate spreads. The bagels are very good and I definitely recommend Browns Bagels!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Bagels had a separate prep area and toaster. They were very careful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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FINALLY- a gf bagel that actually resembles a bagel!! Not sure if they make them in house but I can say these are definitely not udis. Small but YUM. So happy I found this place!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing GF bagels & vegan cream cheese!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The bagels are pretty good and the staff was very nice! Definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Three bagel flavors, two muffin options and a brownie.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Separate prep area, several flavors of bagels (I had cinnamon raisin). Bagels are stored separate in a drawer in their own bag. They gave separate prep area and toaster. The cream cheese was tasty and generously doled out!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Brown's doesn't make their own gf bagels but it was still a treat. $5 for a bagel and cream cheese is steep but they use a dedicated toaster, knives and change gloves and are very good about cc. It's connected to Friedman's Lunch next door which is fantastic for gf.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Good knowledge of gluten free. Used a separate toaster/prep area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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