Katz Bagels in the Mission District has been forcibly closed by the S.F. Health Department. (Photo/Flickr-gazeronly CC BY-ND 2.0)
Katz Bagels' iconic winged bagel sign. (Flickr/gazeronly CC BY-ND 2.0)

Katz Bagels closing next month after 27 years

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Katz Bagels on 16th Street in San Francisco is closing after 27 years, according to Mission Local. Its last day of business will be March 24.

“While recent times have been challenging, we can only be grateful for all the support we have received through the years,” says a note in the storefront announcing the closure.

Before the recent artisanal bagel boom, Katz was known as a place where one could get a good bagel. It was opened by Burt Katz, and is now run by his son, Michael.

“Thank you to San Francisco in the 1990s for being such a great place for small business. We were really lucky to be here,” the note said.

Katz Bagels was temporarily closed by the San Francisco Health Department in July of 2019 due to a rat infestation.

Alix Wall
Alix Wall

Alix Wall is a contributing editor to J. She is also the founder of the Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals and is writer/producer of a documentary-in-progress called "The Lonely Child."