There are a few regional foods that just hit home to so many. Gumbo is great but you have to try the gumbo when you're in Louisiana. You can find BBQ anywhere but if you want the best you need to go to where they take BBQ very seriously like Texas or Kansas City.

However, when it comes to bagels, people in New Jersey will argue that any bagel outside of New Jersey just aren't the same. Having tried the bagels in NJ it's hard to argue. I can't explain it. Everyone claims it's the water but who knows, they're just magical. And, though, they say NYC has the best bagels, that's just a numbers game because there are more people in New York than New Jersey.

It doesn't mean you can't find great bagels here in Washington state, though. Here are the top 5 places to get great bagels in WA.

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Where are the Best Bagels in Washington State?

This list will leave off a few favorites. I was looking for more deli-style that can turn bagels into sandwiches and not just sell you blank bagels to take home and do whatever you want with them like the 4.8 star Buhrmaster from Zillah as well as ones that were high ranked but because they're a full bakery with cakes, cupcakes, and for some reason as a bakery was listed for bagels as well like the 5 star Big Girls Bakery in Yakima.

1201 Bagels - Ellensburg, WA
4.5 Stars on Google

Seize the Bagel - Vancouver, WA
4.6 Stars on Google

Bagelry - Bellingham, WA
4.5 Stars on Google

Some Bagels and Gelato - Richland, WA
4.6 Stars on Google

Hidden Bagel - Spokane, WA
4.8 Stars on Google

Rainy City Bagel Shop - Centralia, WA
4.9 Stars on Google

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