Noah's Bagels is based in Alameda, CA but has locations around the San Francisco Bay Area. Their specialty, obviously, is deli-style bagels with various toppings available. They also, though, have knishes, which is their number-one draw for me! Good in both sweet (cherry-cheese) and savory (potato) varieties.

Noah's lays the Yiddish taglines on a bit thick, but is in fact owned by a Jewish family, unlike nearly every other New York-deli-bagel shop on the planet. Most or all of their stuff is kosher (I'm not sure which). At any rate, it's very good, and they're a nice alternative to Starbucks or Subway.