Although I cook French at home, I have adopted Montreal bagels. Bagels are not as common in France as in North America. Bagels are small ring-shaped breads. They are often topped with sesame or poppy seeds.

In Montreal, two shops are famous for their bagels: St. Viateur and Fairmount. They are mentioned in all Quebec guide books. There is a debate about which is the best bagel shop in Montreal. Some people prefer Saint Viateur bagels and some others prefer Fairmount bagels. I personally think that they are both equally good. Moreover there are other bagel shops. Some health food shops sell organic bagels but they are often frozen.


smoked salmon bagel
Luxury smoked salmon bagel


Bagel with cream cheese and walnuts
Bagel with cream cheese and walnuts


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