New York Bagels made with Midwestern Love

In the bustling city of New York it’s easy to find a bagel shop on every street corner. This delicious city staple is not as common here in the Midwest. A husband-and-wife duo is changing that by bringing their love of authentic New York bagels to an Iowa strip mall.

5 Borough Bagels is a New York style bagel shop in Clive that offers an array of unique cream cheeses, bagels and beverages to satisfy every craving.

Unique options include the French Toast bagel and the Jalapeno Sriracha Bacon cream cheese. They also offer a wide array of coffees and beverages with over 20 flavors including red velvet and tiramisu.

Owners Sara and Toney missed the New York authenticity of their bagels so they decided to make handcrafted New York bagels using real New York City water. They also use local ingredients for their cream cheeses and coffee.

Sara and Toney opened up the bagel shop in June and are happy about its success and growing popularity. Many Des Moines locals are raving about their bagels and they have almost 5 stars on yelp. They are also interested in opening a shop closer to downtown Des Moines in the near future.

5 Borough Bagels is opened Monday through Saturday from 6:30am-3pm. You can also follow 5 Borough Bagels on social media to learn more about limited time bagel selections. For more information about 5 Borough Bagels and their menu selections visit their website at