The East Coast Bagel Championship

For the first time, the best of the best will compete for a chance to win the title of Best Bagel in the Northeast in 2 divisions: Traditional and Non-Traditional.

Ready to compete? Register to attend Artisan Bakery Expo East and don’t forget to add the competition to your registration!



  • Traditional
  • Non-Traditional

The competition will be limited to the first 15 entries in each category, and competitors must prepare their signature bagel onsite during the competition period.

Winner is awarded a $1,000 cash prize!

Competition Schedule

Sunday, October 16

8:00-9:00 AM – Competitors & Judges Meeting
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Non-Traditional Division (Dough & Forming)
1:00-5:00 PM – Traditional Division (Dough & Forming)

Monday, October 17

8:00-8:30 AM – Competitors & Judges Meeting
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Non-Traditional Division (Boil & Bake)
12:00-3:30 PM – Traditional Division (Boil & Bake)
3:30-4:00 PM – Awards Presentation

2022 Traditional Bagel Champions

1st Place

  • Adam Sachs

2nd Place

  • Patrick Carney

3rd Place

  • Craig Allenbaugh

2022 Non-Traditional Bagel Champions

1st Place

  • Mike Davis

2nd Place

  • Niles Peacock

3rd Place

  • Will Grant