Even expatriate New Yorkers have been known to prefer Montréal's light, crispy, and slightly sweet bagel to its heavier Manhattan cousin. (The secret? The dough is boiled in honey-sweetened water before baking in a wood-burning oven.) With coffee and smoked salmon, these bagels make a great breakfast, or a snack at any time of the day. The wood-fired brick ovens at the original location—at 263 rue St-Viateur Ouest, in Mile End—have been operating since 1957. Keep
in mind that although that location is open 24/7, it just serves bagels to go; there are no tables for dining in.
Dec 21, 2010
I love bagels like no other and not to put this place down, but they aren't Montreal's absolute best as most think. My favorite Montreal bagel shop, Mount Royal Bagel Bakery isn't that well known, but they are truly home to Montreal's best bagel.