1133 S. Airport Road Traverse City, MI 49686
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Traverse City Michigan - Big Apple Bagels

Winter Hours
M-F. 6:00-2:30
S-S. 7:00-3:00

Big Apple Bagels® in Traverse City is owned and operated by local residents, Kirk & Julie Bergsma.  Kirk bought Big Apple Bagels December 30th, 2010 from the original owners who brought the franchise to Traverse City in 1998.  Kirk has been an owner/operator in Traverse City since 1981 when he returned to Traverse City to manage the Great Lakes Steak Co. his father was an investor in.  In 1983 he and his father purchased the Waterfront Inn Hotel & Reflections Restaurant which Kirk operated until the end of 2005 when they sold the property.  In the 80’s Kirk and his father also owned and operated Duffy’s of Harbor Springs, The Best Western of Gaylord & Raindancer Restaurant and developed the Ojibway Hotel & Freighters Restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie.

Quality products and friendly service are two of the key ingredients in separating Big Apple Bagels from nearly everyone else. Our bagels our made from scratch ingredients flour, water, yeast and other natural ingredients and flavorings. Our cake-like muffins are prepared with a formula that uses soybean oil rather than butter or margarine to produce a gourmet muffin that is cholesterol friendly and extraordinary tasting.  We use premium meats, cheeses and greens for a made to order fresh sandwich or salad that is quickly prepared for dine in or to go service.

Thank you for visiting our website. Here you can find information about our wonderful café, menus, catering, ordering, and our involvement in the community.


Big Apple Bagels prepares items to satisfy many sizes of groups.  We would be happy to help you develop a menu perfect for your group, call us anytime to discuss your options.  Or download and print any of the order forms below, fax them back, they will be made to your specifications, ready for pick up at the time you request.  Delivery available with limitations/restrictions.  We appreciate 24 hour notice when possible for larger orders - but we are more than happy to do whatever we can to accommodate last minute orders. We know things happen on short notice!!

Call one of our managers: Kathy Dell, Nancy Flees or Jennifer Boeve @ 231-929-9866.


Traverse StaffSince 1976, Kirk has lived in and supported the community.  Big Apple Bagels of Traverse City supports our local Schools, Munson Manor, Abbas House, Father Fred, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child and Family Services, Food Rescue and various other Food Pantries and Non-Profits in the community. If your organization is seeking a donation, please  let us know.  Due to the volume of requests, we cannot support everyone but we will do our best.


Since 2010 our goal has been to exceed your expectations at Big Apple Bagels of Traverse City.  Our success is based on the simple formula of Quality Products & Great Service provided by a group of dedicated caring Employees.  If for any reason we don't meet your expectations the only way that we can improve is if you contact us and let us know where we failed.  We genuinely want to know about your experience, good or bad.

Kirk Bergsma, Owner 231-929-9866 or

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