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Aug 27, 2006 06:55 PM

Montreal - Style Bagels in the GTA

Does anyone know where I can get montreal-style bagels in Toronto and the surrounding GTA? I've had the ones from the bakery in the St. Lawrence Market (the place that makes those amazing peameal bacon sandwiches!) ... they have good montreal bagels there, but I'm hoping to find a place more north of the city.

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  1. Bagel House on Bayview near Eglinton, or Avenue near Lawrence.

    Interesting discussion (though very old):

    1. I agree with Food Tourist. Bagel House is the closest to, if not exactly, a Montreal style bagel in Toronto. Both locations are equally good, too.

      1. Gryfe's Bagel has montreal style bagels. they are loacted at 3421 Bathurst Street


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        1. re: food_lover

          Gryfe's bagels are not Montreal style. They're good, but definitely not Montreal bagels. Gryfe's bagels are soft and sort of puffy with tiny holes. Montreal bagels (like at the Bagel House) are denser with large holes.

          1. re: TorontoJo

            Gryfe's are horrible. That don't even come close to resembling a real bagel.

        2. In St. Lawrence Market you have st.Urbain bagels it's the first Montreal Bagel shop to open

          1. St. Urbain's are not even remotely like Montreal bagels. Nor are the knishes.

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            1. re: Googs

              I find this response amusing because St. Urbain moved here from Montreal. They are as Montreal as anything in Montreal.

              1. re: wordsworth

                sorry to disappoint you. the ONLY think that move to TO from Montreal with this chain is the name. The bagel stores in montreal are called

                st. viateur

                both non chain stores