Baked, boiled, schmeared. What's not to love about these dense, chewy hoops that can carry you through the entire day? Whether you like a classic New York-style bagel with salmon and cream cheese, or the sweeter wood-fired version from Montreal, here's where to get your fix.

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Best Toasties in Melbourne

5 & Dime

Made by a Jersey boy who wasn't satisfied with the local product.

16 Katherine Place, Melbourne

Mile End Bagels

Montreal-style rings from a huge wood-fired oven.

14 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Schmucks Bagels

Traditional bagels with untraditional fillings.

Guests Lane (off Little Bourke Street), Melbourne

Glick's Bakery

The bagelry that started it all in Melbourne.

330 Carlisle Street, Balaclava

Poppy and Seed Bagelry

Bagels, doughnuts, coffee and smoothies next to Balaclava Station.

205 Carlisle Street, Balaclava

Huff Bagelry

Two family-friendly bayside locations for getting your schmear on.

112 Koornang Road, Carnegie

Union St Brewers

Montreal-style bagels are just one of treats churned out at this bakery.

34 Union Street, Brunswick

Five Points

Glick's bagels packed with new-school combinations.

Shop 1 540 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Stan's Deli and Sandwiches

This deli and sandwich spot is inspired by New York's old-school delis. The team behind the slick white-and-green spot includes co-owners of Leonardo's Pizza Palace, and Frankie's Tortas and Tacos. Go for 5 & Dime bagels smeared with whipped ricotta, cheesy pork-and-fennel-sausage muffins and a hefty eggplant-parm sandwich.

248B Glenferrie Road, Malvern

Bowery to Williamsburg

Another spot to try 5 & Dime's finest.

16 Oliver Lane, Melbourne