Where to Get Free Bagels on National Bagel Day
You’re going to get your morning bagel either way—it might as well be free.
The National Day Calendar is riddled with all sorts of food holidays you wouldn’t expect, including national days for Nutella and even corned beef and cabbage. So it should come as no surprise that bagels, too, have their own holiday, and it's coming up soon on January 15. The best part? Several chains and companies are offering deals so you can get your bagel fix for cheap.
While National Bagel Day used to overlap with National Pizza Day on February 9, Thomas’ Bagels registered to make the switch this year so bagels could have a day all of their own. The newly minted holiday kicks off with free bagels, 99-cent bagels, and even a grocery voucher if you know where to look—read on to find all of the deals we’ve found so far, and keep coming back up until the 15th in case more are announced.
The Michigan- and Ohio-based chain will give you an extra bagel and cream cheese for free with your purchase of a bagel and cream cheese and any drink.
Biggby will offer 50 percent off all "bragel" sandwiches—a made-to-order bagel sandwich—on National Bagel Day. Options incude Turkey Havarti, Sausage and Egg, and Ham and Cheese.
Head to Bruegger’s on January 15 for a free bagel with cream cheese when you make any purchase. As an added bonus, if you’re a member of the “Inner Circle” rewards program, you can also check in at the store for the chance to win free bagels and cream cheese for an entire year.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
The bagel chain, which has locations in 43 states (plus Washington D.C.), will give customers a free bagel and shmear with their purchase on Wednesday. The deal is not available in hospitals, colleges, hotels, airports, and military bases, according to the website.
At Manhattan Bagel, you can get a free bagel and cream cheese for 99 cents with purchase on National Bagel Day. Note that the deal is limited to two bagels per customer, and there’s also an additional charge for “gourmet bagels”—bialys, French toast, plain, and super cinnamon, per the menu.
Noah’s NY Bagels
Noah’s, a California-based bagel chain, will give you a free bagel and shmear on January 15 with purchase.
Thomas’—the English muffin and bagel brand you see everywhere at supermarkets—will bring free bagel pop-ups to five cities across the U.S. on January 15. Between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., people can get free bagels at the following locations: Union Station in Chicago, Larimer Square in Denver, Union Station in Los Angeles, 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, and Lynx Central Station in Orlando. One free bagel in every city will have an orange ticket in it, redeemable for a free smart watch—there will also be one golden ticket left randomly in one of the cities with a $2,500 voucher for groceries.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.