About us

Chestnut Street Philly Bagels is owned and operated by Aaron Wagner and Jonathan Yamini. The best of friends since childhood, Jonathan was employed by Aaron's family business, the famous South Street Philly Bagels, much like nearly all of Aaron's friends at one time or another. 

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Our History

South St Philly Bagels, Inc. opened its doors in the snow storm of 1996. Working in the bagel business since 1971, Michael Wagner decided to bring the family recipe to Philadelphia. Mike learned how to produce the dough, hand forming each bagel, and baking each bagel from his Brooklyn raised father-in-law, a member of the now dissolved Bagel Bakers Union.

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1705 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA


Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM