Fairmount Bagels MontrealPosted By Alex Chinien Jan 12 2012 · 0 comments · Mile End, Plateau, Snacks & Street Food
Established in 1919 by Russian immigrant Isadore Shlafman – Fairmount Bagel is Montreal’s oldest bagel bakery and I believe its best. I stopped by recently to get a half dozen sesame bagels. I was greeted by a giant wall of bagels which must have been on its way out to cafes and restaurants around the city. After carefully sliding through the towering stacks of bagels I got a deep whiff of delicious freshly cooked bagels being handled by handsome team of bagel professionals. It was all there, the huge mound of uncooked bagel dough the size of a fatboy, the giant wood fire oven and the piles of classic sesame bagels.
At three dollars and change for a half dozen the price is definitely right. I whisked these bad boys home and made two towering bagel lox with some fresh smoked salmon and cream cheese (Liberté brand recommended).
While many swear by the rival St-Viateur Bagel established in 1957 – I must remind you all to keep the comments section civil and respectful. Indeed are those out there who choose to use the center of their bagels to funnel hateful thoughts and expletives at rival bakeries. Haters gonna hate.
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