NY, New York – Tompkins Square Bagels


Tompkins Square Bagels hand rolls, kettle boils and oven bakes their bagels right on the premises daily. The dairy-free selection is unsurpassed, and the staff quite helpful, as the owner is vegan.

Tompkins Square Bagels in NYC is a haven for dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options (even tofu cream cheese!)

Beyond the bagels themselves, Tompkins Square Bagels offers an abundance of dairy-free toppers, including nut butters (Almond, Cashew, Sunflower, Peanut), fruit butters Pumpkin, Apple, Fig, Peach) and, get this, tofu cream cheese spread in an assortment of flavors (Veggie, Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach Lox, Garlic Herb, and more).

They have countless sandwiches (Breakfast, Lunch and Specialty) which are either dairy-free or can be ordered without dairy, and also bake up a whole selection of vegan cookies!

For gluten-free customers, Tompkins Square Bagels offers gluten-free bagels, muffins, pancakes and cookies, most of which are reportedly dairy-free and/or vegan (check on site). We’ve also been told that they offer soymilk for their coffee drinks.

Location: 165 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Phone:(646) 351-6520

Website: tompkinssquarebagels.com

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Hi there. Thanks for the kind words. Nice piece. One correction though; It is I, not my wife , who is vegan 😉 That aside vegan or not, , I made it a point to offer something for everyone. I never wanted anyone to feel excluded or uncomfortable coming to my shop. Vegan, GF, or nut allergy, we try to have something on hand for all.

    • Hi Christopher, thank you for the update! This was a recommendation by a reader, I haven’t visited your shop myself, but it sounds wonderful. Hopefully I’ll make it to New York one of these days to try out your bagel selection. Love that you are so accommodating!

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