I was recently introduced to a taste sensation ~ Montreal bagels. But not just any Montreal bagel, the St. Viateur Bagel.
A different breed than their New York cousin, the St. Viateur bagel is boiled in honey water and cooked in a woodfire oven. From their website:
Each bagel is hand rolled, boiled in honey water, and cooked in a wood fired oven that was designed to both cook and flavour the bagel. What comes out of this process is a chewy, slightly sweet bagel that is incomparable to any other bagel being made today. We have never compromised quality for quantity, and because of this we have a limited amount of bagels that can be produced each day.
A family business and bonafide landmark, their flagship bakery is open 24/7 and makes 1,000 hand rolled bagels per day. They offer sesame, poppy and plain and ~ yes ~ they ship to the states.
Online ordering is easy, but the minimum is 4 dozen so it’s important to know how to store your delicious bagels.
Toasted up and topped with butter and jam, or cream cheese and lox ~ or whatever your heart desires ~ these are definitely worth shipping to your door. They freeze well and have a sweet, nutty flavor and chewy texture that is truly unique. Délicieux!