Weekends equal bagels in our book (call us old school for still eating carbs and gluten), but Atlanta definitely has a shortage of authentic New York-style belly bombs. We therefore decided to schlep deep into Alpharetta territory to BB’s Bagels for what might be, hands-down, the most perfect bagel in Atlanta: perfectly kettle-boiled and baked, crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside.
Lines are virtually out the door on the weekends (both for counter service and for a table). Bins of these delicious beauties and heaps of cream cheese reminiscent of Italian gelato shops will stop you in your tracks. Ignore amateurs ordering up fruit-filled bagels topped with even fruitier spreads, and stick to the classics: ET (everything), Poppy, and Sesame with a good smear of scallion cream cheese. Top it off with some lox and you won’t even think twice about the gas you burned just for breakfast!
770 McFarland Parkway
(Off GA 400, Exit 12)
Alpharetta, GA 30004