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the proper bagel is a modern, conceptual eatery with a laid-back, chic vibe. hailing from new york, our family brings with it over 40 years of experience in the art of traditional baking. inspired by our new city’s culinary creativity, we are committed to delivering old school flavors with a new school edge.

and for all you real bagel lovers, here’s the lowdown: our kettle-boiled bagels and bialys are mixed from scratch and baked in our stone-lined oven, daily.


amidst a minimal black-and-white interior, our vibrant showcases feature a curated selection of housemade salads, custom cream cheeses, and seasonal spreads. we proudly offer the finest selection of smoked fish flown in direct from brooklyn, n.y. and skillfully hand-sliced to order. so grab a dozen, and order by the pound to go.


got an event? let proper bagel take care of you with our extensive catering menu. from birthdays to morning office meetings, bridal brunches or midday studio sessions……we do it all! whatever bagel-based revelry you’re planning, sit back, relax, and let us create distinctive and unique platters to meet all of your hosting needs.

click me for catering menu

please email for inquiries.


delivery now available on postmates

tuesday, march 24th will be our last day of business until it’s safe to re-open our doors (hopefully for only two weeks).

as an independent, small mom & pop business, this is not what we had expected. we wanted to stay open to feed our community and employ our staff, but unfortunately we can’t sustain operations at this time. ⁣⁣

we love you so much for supporting us and trying to keep us afloat, but this is a family / business decision that was very difficult to make.⁣

thank you again for your love and support during these uncertain times. it is you, our loyal and amazing customers who have kept us in business. we look forward to seeing you again soon. ⁣⁣

much love & gratitude, the proper bagel family.

visit me:
monday – friday
saturday & sunday


find me:
2011 belmont blvd nashville, tn 37212
(additional parking in back)


call me:


all catering inquiries:
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our family is beyond grateful for all the love and support we continue to receive.

the proper bagel