Since that glorious day in history, when a Krakow baker boiled that first rope of dough, our people have argued about what makes the perfect bagel.
Call it heresy, but New Yorker Leah Koenig is a devoted fan of the heavily seeded, sweet and petite beauty that is the Montreal bagel.
New York’s new Black Seed Bagels has brought about a truce between Montrealers and New Yorkers. But will the doughy detente endure?
Montreal’s St-Viateur Bagel has come a long way since Buchenwald survivor Myer Lewkowicz opened his humble storefront bakery in a rundown immigrant neighborhood in 1957.
It may be hard to believe that for some bagel lovers, New York bagels are not the be all and end all. Not everyone may know it, but Montreal is a big bagel town, too. And now some U.S. cities — New York, included — are serving Montreal bagels on their turf.