All bagels aren't created equally. Depending on what's added to it, can make a bagel either the best thing ever or first thing in the trash.

Luckily for us, there are plenty of great restaurants serving up delicious bagels in the Rockford area.

Since today is National Bagelfest Day, here are some of the best places for a bagel in Rockford.

But first, what the heck is National Bagelfest Day?

National Bagelfest Day on July 26th recognizes the kosher carbohydrate. Toast one and add a schmear or two. If you don’t, you’re not really celebrating.

1. The Spot Cafe - 628 Seventh Street

Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-Cola - Bagel Making with Black Seed Bagels part of Anolon Gourmet Cookware's Artisanal Cooking Series at Home Studio
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2. Mary's Market - 4431 East State Street, 1659 North Alpine Road

3. Countryside Meats & Deli - 781 Highgrove Pl.

4. Eggsclusive Cafe - 7105 Cherryvale North Boulevard

5. Panera Bread - 609 South Perryville Road

6. Fresco at the Gardens - 318 Spring Creek Road

Rockford Bakery Said To Have Some Of Illinois' Best Bagels

7. Sister's On Main - 307 South Main Street

8. Sister's Cafe - 2626 Kilburn Avenue

9. Swedish Pancake House - 3600 North Main Street

10. Starbucks - 7474 East State Street

Thanks to Yelp for featuring restaurants in Rockford that serve bagels.  A quick search of the popular review site featured a bunch of the best places in Rockford that serve bagels.

Did we miss one? What restaurant do you think serves the best bagels in Rockford? Tell us!

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