80% of 41 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
2 weeks ago

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.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 month ago

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.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Celiac Friendly

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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2 months ago

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

Not celiac
3 months ago

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.

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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
4 months ago

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 in directly underneath gluten bagels in open, wire crates. Cross contact is almost certain.

Not celiac
4 months ago

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

Celiac
4 months ago

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

Celiac
5 months ago

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

5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
8 months ago

Bagels! Delicious gluten free bagels.

Celiac
9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great breakfast bagels. We loved it!

Celiac
10 months ago

Awesome bagel!! Several GF flavors.

Celiac
11 months ago

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

Celiac
1 year ago

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.

Not celiac
1 year ago

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 year ago

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...

Not celiac
1 year ago

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

Celiac
1 year ago

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago

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

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

GF Brownie is the real deal! And 100% GF

Celiac
2 years ago

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
2 years ago

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!

Celiac
2 years ago

Amazing GF bagels & vegan cream cheese!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Three bagel flavors, two muffin options and a brownie.

Celiac
2 years ago

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!

Celiac
2 years ago

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.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

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