Genuine Water Bagels

Fresh & Hand Rolled Bagels in Old Town Alexandria
Opening at 8:00 AM tomorrow
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Many new faces come in to see us each week and sometimes there's, well, a little confusion with how the business here is set up. The bagels from GWB you've all come to know and love will always be made the same way and to the same quality - but we offer out bagels through our partnership with Th...

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2 months ago
Excellent bagels. Hard to find due to the fact that it is in the La Trattoria restaurant deli side. The everything bagels were perfect. Had a great skin to the bagels and reminded me of good NYC bagels. Had never had a salt bagel, but they were excellent for breakfast sandwiches the next day. I will definitely be picking up more bagels in the future from this place. Highly recommend this place. Even my 1.5 year old could not put down the bagel. Staff was very friendly and even helped the little one get part of the bagel.
- Josh W
3 months ago
Absolutely fantastic bagels!! The NY style pizza is delicious. Can't beat the 2 slices and a (craft) soda deal either. Quaint neighborhood charm and friendly faces working there add to the experience.
- Matt H
4 months ago
Best bagels in Alexandria, can't be beat! Just as good, if not better, than NY/NJ bagels. Employees are super friendly and love to hear about new flavor suggestions as they just recently started up (although the everything bagels are my favorite). Great online pre-order available. Not many breakfast spots on that side of Old Town so it's awesome that GWB is here for great bagels, coffee, & mimosas!
- Antonia R

A taste of the 5 boroughs

Growing up I would visit my grandmother in Brooklyn regularly, she lived in a neighborhood with a very heavy Jewish population.  This meant there were great delis and bakeries - which meant great bagels.  Fresh bagels were always part of the trip.  Growing up in Massachusetts, myself, I was fortunate enough to have some decent bagel places; but, after moving to Old Town, that wasn't the case.

That's why I finally decided it was time to bring quality bagels to Old Town.

We serve fresh NY style bagels, boiled and baked on site, in small batches.  Our bagels are exactly what a bagel should be - a nice crunch on the outside with a chewy inside that you only get from traditional boiling.

We make our bagels with two very important ingredients - care and time.  The dough is made with only the best ingredients, always hand rolled and slow fermented for optimal taste. Although our bagels can be stored to eat later they are best enjoyed the same day since we never use any preservatives and only the freshest ingredients.

My goal is for these bagels to bring you the satisfaction only a truly amazing bagel can.  Whether that's because it reminds you of time spent with your grandmother or grandfather in New York, you lived or visited there, or if you just love great bagels.  No matter what, I hope you take a bite and feel the happiness a great bagel should give you.

Hope to see you soon,


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305 S Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States

Business Hours

Tue:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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