While I was visiting Ottawa, I thought I would be able to do one or two things on my bucket list.
I can cross off something else.
Comparing Montreal style bagels to New York style bagels.
Canadians will tell you that the best bagels in Canada are Montreal style bagels.
Americans , or maybe just us New Yorkers , will tell you that the bagels from New York are the best.
Like with pizza in New York , it’s the water that makes the dough good.
I didn’t have to go to Montreal to find out what the difference is.
At the Byward Market , which I will talk about in another blog post , there’s a store thst makes and sells them.
You can also see how the bagels are made.
I could see the difference without tasting them.
They are very thin whereas New York style bagels are big and doughy.
As I watched them make the bagels , I wondered how on earth could you load a bagel that thin with cream cheese and lox the way we New Yorkers like our bagels.
Don’t even mention loaded with butter, those thin Montreal bagels wouldn’t stand a chance .
People were buying and eating them like crazy while I was at the market, so they must be good.
Until I can really taste them, sorry not sorry,give this Big Apple gal a big New York style bagel loaded with all the fixings .