Getting the best out of your uglies

Best Experience: is consuming a hot one directly from the oven at ‘Best Ugly’ HQ Cnr Wellesley and Nelson St Auck or York St in Newmarket 

Best Toasted: which brings back the chewy inside texture and creates a crisp outer.

Best Eaten the day of purchase.

Best kept in an airtight container or plastic bag, Best Ugly Bagels will toast up a treat for 4 or 5 days after purchase.

Best Ugly Bagels like to be frozen.

Working with the best

Some of our ‘Best Ugly’ extended family …  the producers and products that we covet, admire and respect:

Marsh's Clover Honey (Ettrick Central Otago)... Clover Honey
Pics Peanut Butter (Nelson)... Peanut Butter
Hayden Scott (Balclutha)... Homemade Nutella
Stewart Island Salmon... Salmon Gravlax, our own curing recipe
Karl Campbell (Wellington)... Pastrami, our own recipe
Produce Company (Auckland)... Produce
Weston Milling (Auckland)... Flour
Havana Coffee Works (Wellington)... Coffee
Zany Zeus (Wellington)... Cream Cheese, Feta, Ricotta
Village Press (HB) and Al Brown... Olive oils


Retail Stockists


New World, Victoria Park New World, Remuera
New World, Birkenhead New World, Eastridge
Four Square, Ellerslie  Farro Fresh, Grey Lynn
Farro Fresh, Constellation Drive Farro Fresh, Epsom
Farro Fresh, Mt Wellington Nosh, Ponsonby
Nosh, Greenlane Nosh, Mount Eden
Nosh, Pakuranga Nosh, Constellation Drive 


Moore Wilson, Tory Street  


Four Square, Martinborough   
New World, Wanaka                                                    
Nosh, Matakana
Nosh, Mt Maunganui

Try these at home - always toasted


- Sesame Bagel w/ A Schmear Of Cream Cheese

- Cream Cheese, Salmon Lox, Red Onion, Capers & fresh Dill

- Hot Mustard, Pastrami and Swiss Cheese Melt

- Smoked Fish, Wasabi, Fresh Basil & Cream Fraiche

- Bacon and Egg w/ Rocket Sauce

- Butter w/ Best Ugly Nutella

- Tomato, Avocado, Fresh Basil, Olive Oil

- Poached Chicken, Mayo, Almond Slithers and Fresh Tarragon

- Pic’s Peanut Butter and Te Horo Raspberry Jam

- Toasted w/ Garlic Humus

- Jalapeno Kingfish Melt w/ Cheddar

- Curried Egg and Chive

- Coronation Chicken and Rocket.

- Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Watercress

- White Anchovy, Pickled Pepperdew’s, and Pesto

- Cinnamon and Raisin Bagel with Maple Cinnamon Butter

- Cream Cheese w/ Black Olive Tapenade

- Mouse Trap – Marmite and Cheddar Cheese

- Mashed White Beans w/ Sautéed Chorizo and Olive Oil

- Garlic Confit w/ Roasted Fennel Bulb