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What is a Montreal bagel?

The Montreal Bagel Story

Montreal style bagels were brought to North America by Jewish immigrants from Poland and other Eastern European countries in the early 1900s. In contrast to the New York-style, the Montreal-style bagel is smaller, thinner, sweeter and denser, with a larger hole. It contains malt and egg, is hand rolled and boiled in malt sweetened water before being dipped and coated in seeds and baked. They are traditionally served with cream cheese and lox (smoked salmon), but will lend themselves to any topping, or to just being scoffed on their own. There are two predominant varieties: black-seed (poppy seed), and white-seed (sesame seed).
From their humble beginnings, these bagels have come to represent the city of Montreal. They are produced in an iconic  bakery in the vibrant East End of Montreal, open 24/7, 365 days a year, making 12,000 bagels per day, and where customers can watch the whole process.      (Yes, 24/7. Really. I know - I've been there at 3 am!) 
The smell is intoxicating! 

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