Tompkins Sq Bagels makes big deal over GF bagels. But mixed up our orders so I inadvertently ate a small bite of a regular bagel. I freaked out at them and told them how important it is to listen to customers and be vigilant. Staff was just like,”what..?” Bagels were eh. Cookies Blech . Not worth the carbs/ calories
Went on a busy Saturday morning- had a gf bagel with strawberry cream cheese. My bagel was good, and my non-gf husband loved his. It was very busy so I couldn’t watch them prep my bagel- but it has been 24 hours and I’m not sick, so they must have done something right. The line where they prep bagels looked very gluten-y, so they must have some system/protocol in place. I also did not get my bagel toasted.
They use the same toaster for “GF” and regular bagels. Totally unsafe.
I went on a very busy Saturday morning and got sick after. Because it was so busy, I was not able to watch the person make my bagel, but I believe they used the same cream cheese as the gluten bagels, even though I specified I had a gluten allergy/celiac disease. Granted, they might be better about cross-contamination when they are less busy. The bagel tasted like an Udi's bagel, and in my opinion, not worth the risk of gluten.
Visited 21 May 2018 looking for a “real” NY bagel; they have Udi’s. They do not have a separate toaster, or prep area, so I chose not to risk getting sick for a bagel I could get at home. Staff was very friendly and I appreciated their honesty.
They change gloves and take necessary precautions. I felt safe and the gf bagels are delicious! The cream cheese 😍
Super yummy! Takes awhile to get your order but it's worth it! If you're a celiac, tell them that it's allergy based and they will change equipment and gloves for you . They have great gf bagels and almost all of their homemade cream cheese is gf!
Terribly dry gluten free bagels and they do little to prevent cross contamination if you want anything other than a pre packaged bagel
iffy gf bagels... poor taste and lots of gluten contamination of you are.
Everything GF bagel sandwich was outstanding.
The bagel was good, not an Udis bagel at all. It's expensive though, not sure if it's worth it. Apple cream cheese was delicious, but be aware the birthday cake cream cheese is not gf due to the sprinkles. The lemon raspberry cookie was rock hard.
One of the best NY style bagels (from Brooklyn; not Udis) I have had in a while. Especially since I had it with a fried egg and bacon! Server asked if we were celiac, she was knowledgeable and courteous, too. She even carefully wiped the gluten crumbs from our table. I wasn't sure if the cream cheese would be ok. The bagel was prepared separately.
Ask for the "everything" gluten free bagel. It's AWESOME, much better than the plain gf bagel they sell.
$8.55 for a gluten free bagel with egg salad, and the bagel was a barely toasted, dry and stale Udi's bagel. I can't believe it. You would think they at least would try to make it taste good, but it was stale and mediocre. Gluten free people, you are better off getting a whole bag of Gluten free bags from the supermarket and a quarter pound of egg salad from a deli, and it would be the same price. Probably fresher too! I am so disappointed.
My husband stopped in today since he was in NYC to bring me home a few GF bagels. He was told by the workers that they were actually Udi's bagels and that they NEVER made their own GF bagels--they didn't have the set up for it.
Manager asked if we were Celiac and assured us they would change gloves and knives. The GF bagel was delicious! Not crumbly or gritty.
I have to disagree with the negative reviews. I LOVE this place the gf bagels are amazing and all their specialty cream cheeses a delicious. It is definitely worth the extra charge and the walk. The manager even asked if I was celiac so he made sure of no cross contamination. Quite the treat!
Give it a try...at least for the cream cheese! I am not a huge fan of their gluten-free bagels but they do offer three different kinds (plain,everything, & cinnamon raisin). A little pricey but if you're looking for gf bagels go in!
I was skeptical after reading these reviews -- but when visiting New York I decided to give it a try. First the order taker was knowledgeable -- hand delivered my order to the manager. They toasted and prepared my bagel in a separate area. Maybe it was all the lox cream cheese on it -- but I though that it was very tasty-- like a real bagel! Agreed with other reviews -- $3 extra for gluten free is pretty steep!
I used to get a bagel here once in a blue moon when the urge really hit. Not only do they have really shitty GF bagels (crumbly, previously-frozen), but they charge an extra $2, which is crazy for a bagel that they then cut, spread, and toast with the same utensil/appliances used on the other bagels. They also carry some GF baked sweets, but I thinks a $4 cookie is a rip off with other good options in the neighborhood.
I'm from New York and have celiac. I was really eager to try this place and I have mixed feelings. It's a nice little bagel place in the East Village with a younger crowd and a lot of homemade options, but the gluten free bagels aren't so great, nor are they celiac trained. I didn't get sick, and I'd say it's worth it to eat a ny bagel, though they weren't what I expected. If you have celiac I'd stay away.
Gluten free bagels available with many gorgeous cream cheese spreads.. May be fine for gluten intolerant people. However, even the counter girl warned me that when busy they can be careless. I took a chance since I was desperate to feel like I was having something remotely close to a NY bagel. The counter lady tried very hard to write concise directions to the staff to make sure my bagel was kept away from the other glutenous items. I got sick instantly. I don't recommend if you are celiac like me. Otherwise go for it!
Bagel was pretty good. But they don't seem to be trained on cross contamination. Same toaster and utensils used.
I asked for my gluten-free bagel toasted (as recommended by the person taking my order) and it wasn't. It may have been better toasted but mine was dry and with a bad consistency - even with lots of cream cheese and veggies. I asked them to use a clean knife but I found stray poppyseeds and other bits from other bagels on mine so cross-contamination may be an issue. I will stick to my frozen gluten free bagels at home - tastier and MUCH cheaper. Such a disappointment.
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