Bagel Conundrum

Feeling Slightly Faint!
I've been challenged since my post about the Mile End bagels. I may speak French and English, but evidently, I don't speak Bagel.

I've also learned that the best bagel place is not in the Mile End, but instead in Laval and Brossard, as well as on Beaubien and Sherbrooke. I've even been told by a Torontonian that Toronto does a very good Montreal bagel, only not as good....

When asked who I thought I was to state so matter-of-factly that the best bagels were in the Mile End, I replied that I had read it in the New York Times. But that settled nothing.

"How would a NYT writer know where to find the best bagels in Montreal? That makes no sense! Has this writer tried all the bagels in Montreal?"

"Well, probably not," I said, feeling undone and very much from Ontario. This could very well be why no one is answering my survey. There seems to be a lot of very strong opinions about who makes the best bagels.

This can only be settled one way--a taste test. Lucie is bringing in carbohydrate creations from her two favourite bakeries, and I'm bringing in a half-dozen from St-Viateur and Fairmount. I'll fill you in on the results later today.

Please cast your vote if you haven't already (top right).



C. McKane | January 27, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Sounds like a perfect way to settle it. But what about toppings? That could create another conundrum.

Stay warm!

Heather | January 27, 2011 at 7:29 PM

No toppings, just butter. This was all about the bagel. Will talk about the results soon. H

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