Bagels can be kept in a pantry for one to two days. They are best eaten within three months after they are stored in a freezer.
Store bagels at room temperature in a clear, sealed plastic bag before putting them in the pantry. To store bagels in the freezer, place them in a heavy-duty freezer bag, wrap them in foil or wrap them in freezer wrap. Keep the freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit to keep them fresh for as long as possible. Do not store bagels in the refrigerator for any length of time, as they could dry out and become stale.