Effective Tips for Storing Bagels at Home: Keep Them Fresh and Delicious!

When it comes to bagels, freshness is key. Nothing beats the taste of a warm, freshly baked bagel straight from the oven. However, if you’re not planning on eating your bagels right away, you’ll want to make sure they stay fresh for as long as possible. In this blog post, we’ll go over some tips on how to store bagels at home so that they stay delicious and fresh.

Choosing Your Bagels

Before diving into storage options, it’s important to consider the type of bagel you’ve purchased or made. Different types may require slightly different storage techniques. For example, plain or sesame seed bagels tend to dry out faster than those with a dense texture such as everything or cinnamon raisin.

The Best Types of Bagel for Storage:

  • Everything Bagel
  • Cinnamon Raisin
  • Pumpernickel
  • Jalapeño Cheddar

These varieties tend to have more moisture content and hold well in the fridge or freezer.

Storing Freshly Baked Bagels

If you’ve just picked up some freshly baked bagels from your local bakery or made them yourself at home there are a few things that can help keep them fresher for longer.

Cool Down Before Storing:

Allow freshly-baked (or toasted) bagles cool completely before storing; putting them away while still hot traps steam which can lead towards mold growth!

Air Tight Container:

Store in an air-tight container like tupperware box once cooled down instead of leaving open only wrapped around with aluminum or cling wrap. This will prevent moisture and keep the bagels from drying out.


If you want to store your fresh bagels for a longer period, then freezing them is the way to go. You can freeze bagels in a freezer-safe plastic bag for up to six months.

Storing Bagels at Room Temperature

Leaving your bagel on the counter is an option but it’s not recommended since they’ll dry out faster.


A bread box is one of the best options for storing room temperature not yet refrigerated bagles as it keeps them away from light which could lead towards bacterial growth; also has good air circulation keeping both quality and freshness intact!

Storing Bagels in The Fridge

The fridge isn’t the best place for storing fresh baked goods as items tend to dry out quickly, but if you’ve already sliced into that delicious everything or cinnamon raisin flavor you must follow these steps:

Sliced Bagel Storage:

If sliced, Place each half face down (cut side) onto a plate & cover with plastic wrap. Leftovers can be stored this way for about 1-2 days in refrigerator.

Cooled Whole Unsliced Baegl Storage:

Store cooled unsliced whole baegls inside zip lock bags so that they remain moist until ready-to-eat.


No one likes stale, hard-as-a-rock bagels sitting on their countertop! Proper storage techniques are key when it comes to enjoying fresh and deliciously soft ones anytime! Follow our tips mentioned above when storing your favorite type of daily mealtime delight—morning noon or night—including freshly-baked right from oven homemade goodness!