Poppy's Bagels & More
Best bagels in town. Have been going here for 7 years now. Same guy always works the register, but I miss the older lady who was always there in the morning. Plain bagels with various store made cream cheese will make your mouth water. I always get the tuna salad bagel for lunch because it's addictive.
The lady with the tattoos was at register today. I walk up to the counter and she is on her phone. I wait about 30 seconds before she acknowledged me(she did the same to other customers)when she finally did I let her know that i just placed an order via Zingle and if she could let me know when its ready. I waited for my food for over 20min. The place was practically empty. When I walked up to the counter to ask about my food it had been sitting for 10min. My food wouldve been hot if it wasnt for her just standing around playing on her phone. A little bit of attention goes a long way.
In my opinion, these are the best bagels in Charlotte. The long lines on the weekends seem to support that observation. But don't be discouraged! The Poppy's team is a well-oiled machine, and I actually enjoy watching their "dance" behind the counter as big team prepares the orders. They do a fantastic job, make everything quickly, and treat all of their customers extremely well. If you want a bagel, this is the spot.
Best bagel or bagel sandwich in Charlotte. We're used to egg sandwiches (with salt, pepper and ketchup) from Long Island - Poppy's offerings are like going home. I'd recommend using their mobile ordering option to skip the line as it's a known secret how good this place is.
Love Poppys! Their salt bagels are chewy and salted perfectly. They are my new Saturday morning favorite!